Pro Level Courses

Turning your sport into a profession is incredibly rewarding. Seeing someone’s first breath underwater is real job satisfaction! If you’re ready to become an instructor, we create the best in the business.

We have the highest IE pass rate in Malta thanks to our outstanding PADI Course Director, one of the longest-established on the island!

chris heitkemper PADI Course Director

Our Course Director

Chris Heitkemper is definitely one of the most experienced CD around.  He started to work as an Instructor in 1996 in Thailand. In 1998 moved to Malta and became a Course Director in 2001. 

Chris is always up to date with the latest PADI requirements and standards! When at home in Malta, he teaches PADI IDCs, Staff instructors, various specialities, technical and trimix courses for students and instructors.

Teaching in German, English and French as well. Taking the PADI Instructor course with him, you will get the precision of a German and the chill of a true Mediterranean.

Learn More about chris

Why Do Your IDC With Dive Systems?

For more than 40 years, Dive Systems has been at the forefront of diving in Malta with a mix of fun, safety and excellent diving.

Dive Systems 40 years of diving excellence

Customer Service

Our PADI IDC team is highly dedicated to producing exceptional PADI Professionals, always going above and beyond to ensure our IDC Candidates receive the best-in-the-industry training and guidance. 

CDC Centre

We pride ourselves in being a PADI Five Star Career Development Centre. This is the highest classification a dive centre can achieve, and we are dedicated to the professional development of our dive instructors.


Dive Systems is not only the largest and most well equipped, but also one of the longest established and most reputable dive centers on the Maltese islands. We have been hosting IDC for past 20 years with 100% pass rate.

Safety First

Our team prioritizes safety above all else, taking every necessary precaution to ensure the well-being of all our divers, and team members alike.

Experience in All Areas

From Intro to Diving to Pro Level Tec Courses, Dive Systems is a full service diving centre offering new dive professionals unique hands-on experience in all fields of the diving industry.

Career Development

As a PADI 5 Star CDC we offer industry-leading training & career-oriented programs to prepare scuba diving professionals for employment in the dive industry, as well as offering job placement assistance for program graduates.

The IDC Team

Besides Chris there are numerous experienced Course Directors and Staff Instructors who are coming regularly to help out and add extras to our PADI IDCs.

They work in different parts of Europe, so you can get insight information of the Dive Industry in various countries.

Take the best from each member of the IDC team!

For us it is important, that you become a good instructor, not just pass your Instructor Course and Exam. But how can we achieve it?

PADI IDC Timetable

Feb / March 24April / May 24Aug / Sept 24Oct / Nov 24
IDC Staff20 FEB-29 FEBTBC27 AUG -5 SEP29 OCT-7 NOV
28 APR
MSDT Prep4-5 MAR1-2 MAY9-10 SEP11-12 NOV
3-4 MAY6-7 SEP Gozo8-9 NOV

Recreational Pro Level Courses

PADI Divemaster Course

695.00 inc. VAT
1,050.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses


1,300.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses

PADI Staff Instructor Course

420.00 inc. VAT
3,600.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)

265.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep

365.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses

PADI Speciality Instructor

90.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

760.00 inc. VAT

Recreational Pro Level Courses

PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course

420.00 inc. VAT

Tec Pro Level Courses

PADI Tec Deep Instructor Course

1,450.00 inc. VAT
650.00 inc. VAT