Savedra Have recently been awarded the status of Career Development center by PADI, it’s easy for a dive center to claim they teach to the highest standards, this is proof. A quick look at the PADI dive shop locator will show you there are not that many dive centers at this level.

The PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) award is given to PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centers (IDC) that dedicate their businesses to professional development beyond regular instructor training.

These businesses offer vocational oriented continuing education training to prepare individuals for dive industry careers and provide job placement services within the dive industry.

PADI Members and the dive industry at large benefit from the PADI 5 Star Career Development Centers’ commitment to professional development and excellence, and their unique ability to provide qualified candidates to fill industry employment needs. PADI Membership Standards


To qualify the dive center must have on staff two Course Directors. Martins Slisans recently completed PADIs Course Director Training Course (CDTC) and will join CD Lee Butler on staff to offer PADI Instructor Courses in English and Russian.

The dive center must also be an industry leader, training 60 or more instructors per year, more importantly they must provide employment assistance and ongoing training for candidates after graduation. Flooding the market with unemployed instructor’s benefits no one, when choosing where to complete your IDC be sure to ask what support you will get after the PADI Instructor Exams (IE), it’s a very competitive work market, some assistance from your Dive Center goes a long way to finding that first job.

For many the training path goes beyond the IDC and IE, Savedra can take you to Technical Instructor, Freediving Instructor, we offer instruction in Gas Blending and equipment repair, and Dive Center Management programs.

If you are looking for somewhere to train as a dive professional get in touch, Savedra conduct Divemaster and Assistant Instructor courses every day, all your around. Our Divemaster programs are conducted by experienced IDC staff instructors and Tec Instructors, we’re confident you will not find a better course.


When you are ready to make the jump to instructor we offer a minimum of four Instructor Development courses every year. Our programs are small and personal, we take a lot of pride and enjoyment from these courses. Don’t take our word for it, if you would like to speak with one of our former candidates before enrolling let us know, we’ll put you in contact with one.

If you would like to discuss your training options drop us a line, if you prefer we can arrange a skype or phone call. If you live in the area look out on our social media channels for an upcoming GoPro night, where you can meet our staff and the PADI regional Manager