Take the next step in your dive career

So you are already a PADI Divemaster or equivalent, but you would like to take the next step. Join us on the PADI Instructor course in Malta with Dive Systems.

Dive Systems Malta is a PADI Career Development Center, located in the heart of Sliema, directly on the beach. Our facilities and experienced Course Director ensure that you have everything you need to have a successful IDC and Instructor Exam.

Our Course DirectorChris Heitkemper PADI instructor courses malta

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.  He 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.

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?

Internships and Workshops

padi idc with dive systems

Before you start your PADI Instructor course, we give you the option to come and get more experience as a Divemaster. Depending on your schedule, you can come for few weeks, and work with our professional Instructor team. This includes assisting on courses, go out with divers. We include skill circuits and dive theory workshops, so you will feel ready to roll on the IDC!

If you just recently finished your Divemaster course and feel ready, you don’t have to take this time before your IDC. We also had people who are residing in Malta, who took days on weekends or on their days off, we are flexible with timings. The offer stands naturally for the time after you have finished the IE and became a PADI Open Water Instructor! Tag along on running courses with real students, team teach with one of our instructors who can guide you to get the hang of teaching in real life.

What would this cost you? Only your time and effort! As we said before, it is important to us, that you become a good instructor.

What can you teach after your PADI Instructor course?

sidemount instructor courseOnce you became PADI OWSI you can teach from Discover Scuba diving up to Divemaster. However if you are interested in other courses like Deep, Wreck, Enriched Air specialities, take the MSDT preparation together with your IDC. Takes a few days after the IE (Instructor Exam) where you can choose from 5
PADI specialities.

DPV, Sidemount, Gas Blender, Naturalist, Navigation, whichever you are interested for!

Taking speciality courses with a CD reduces the PADI fees by 50%, compared to if you directly apply to PADI.

What are the costs?

Besides the course cost you will need to count with the PADI application fees as follows:

  • IDC Application: 222 EUR
  • Instructor Exam fee: 755 EUR
  • Speciality application fee: 5x 51.6 EUR
  • EFR Instructor application: 138 EUR

These fees are going directly to PADI.

Where can you sign up?

See dates, and all course options. If you have any questions, enquiries, feel free to contact us.

 2022 March2022 May2022 September2022 November
IDC23 FEB-3 MAR 22
27 APR - 5 MAY 22
31 AUG-8 SEP 22
2-10 NOV 22
IDC Staff22 FEB-3 MAR 22
26 APR - 5 MAY 22
30 AUG -8 SEP 22
1-10 NOV 22
29 APR - 5 MAY 22
2 SEP- 8 SEP 2022
4-10 NOV 22
MSDT prep7 MAR-9 MAR 22
9-11 MAY 22
12-14 SEP 2022
14-16 NOV 22
IE4-5 MAR 22
6-7 MAY 22
9-10 SEP 22 Gozo
11-12 NOV 22

Go Pro Courses

PADI Divemaster Course€590Go diving
COMBI: PADI Instructor Development Course IDC (AI + OWSI)€850Go diving
COMBI (OWSI + AI) IDC + MSDT + EFRI€1,100Go diving
PADI Staff Instructor Course€350Go diving
Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)€200Go diving
PADI Master Scuba Diver Prep (MSDT)€250Go diving
PADI Instructor Specialities€75Go diving
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)€600Go diving
PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course€350Go diving

We wish you all the best on your instructor course!