Much more than a prep course for the IE

Mike Ames

“The course instructor was always on hand and helpful, answering questions and queries. The course taught at FKDC was much more than a prep course for the IE, but aimed at teaching us to be a competent and effective PADI Instructor. I have already recommended you and FKDC to several of my Divemaster friends. I will be back in the fall to complete the PADI MFA, DAN O2, and Enriched Air Instructor Specialty Courses.”

Mike Ames

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John Synowski

“The staff at Florida Keys Dive Center was very professional and always took the extra time to make sure we understood the material. Our Course Director, was always available to answer any questions at any time. His focus during the IDC was teaching in real life not passing the IE. I have already taught several classes and have used a great of the information learned in the IDC.”

John Synowski
Scuba Commissioner

Florida Keys Dive Center and it’s staff was the best

I have done a lot of traveling over the years and through my travels I have taken various dive courses at various locations through multiple agencies. I can honestly say without any doubt in my mind that Florida Keys Dive Center and it’s staff was the best and I learned the most during my class. True, it was the most intensive course I’ve taken in my dive career, but it was also taught very thouroughly and all my questions were answered. It went above and beyond any of my expectations.

Both Jason and Bert were very professional and were very willing to help us learn. They taught us what we needed to know and if we had any trouble spots they didn’t think twice about taking the time to clarify things and work with us until we were comfortable with our skills.

I’ve taken courses at other dive shops and I never got the impression that the instructors cared about their students as much as the instructors at Florida Keys Dive Center. I felt like my learning and understanding of the material was a priority for them.

I also liked the way they taught us how to teach and not just how to pass the IE like a lot of other dive places sometimes do with their IDC candidates. This way I feel like I am prepared for real life situations since real life doesn’t always follow “standards” and an instructor has to be prepared for anything.

Even though I am through with the IDC I know that I can still ask Jason and Bert questions if I have any and I know they will help me.

Thanks for all the time, effort, and care you put into our IDC to make sure we were prepared so that we are able to go out and teach others the incredible sport of SCUBA!


Best IDC in the Keys

I took my IDC with Florida Keys Dive Center a few months ago and just wanted to extend a big thank you to everyone at the shop. Jason and Bert are incredibly professional course directors and I felt very confident walking into my IE. They spent a lot of one-on-one time with everyone in my class and tailored classes to fit our needs, which may be why our group finished at the top of the class on every part of the exam. I can’t thank them enough for all the time and effort they dedicated to us. Plus, they’re a great cheering section at the exam!