Diving as a Career


Turning your sport into a profession can be incredibly rewarding. To be able to give others their first experience of breathing underwater is a real job satisfaction!

Since 1996, Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College has been creating the best instructors in the business.


Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College is the highest rated PADI dive center in Spain – it is the only PADI 5* Career Development Center (CDC), 5* IDC Center and the first ever National Geographic and PADI TecRec dive center in Spain.

Furthermore PADI EMEA is doing the Instructor Examinations (I.E.) here.

Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College is dedicated to diver training, career programs and instructor training, setting very high standards in customer service. Divers and instructor candidates can be sure that their training will be done at PADI`s highest 5* CDC standards and National Geographic`s strict environmental rules. Divers are taught from beginner level to instructor level and beyond.

All our staff are well trained and multi-lingual. Instructional courses at all levels are done in English, German, Spanish and French.

Instructor Development Courses & Instructor Examination (IDC & IE) take place in April/ May and November of each year at Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College's premises.


   Divers and instructors from other training organizations like CMAS, SSI etc. who want to  
   do a cross over to PADI, are welcome. 

   Our training director Peter Deth (PADI MI, CMAS Course Director and SSI Instructor) is
   happy to give you advice.














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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I become a PADI Pro ?

How do I become PADI Instructor ?


Instructor Development Courses & Examination

What is an Instructor Development Course ?

How and Where do we do our IDC ?

When can I start ?

IDC - Info & Schedule

Emergency First Response Instructor


Continuous Education for Instructors

Specialty Instructor Courses

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Business Seminars

IDC Staff Instructor Training


Tec Instructor Courses

PADI Tec Instructor

PADI Tec Deep Instructor



Call us

+34 609 571 920

Email: college@idc-spain.com