IDC Guide

Greece –

Melita Brown

Waterhoppers Diving School, Rhodes, Greece.


The Waterhoppers Scuba Diving School, Kritika 45, Rhodes, 85100, Greece.

PADI IDC at Waterhoppers Diving School, Rhodes in Greece

Complete your IDC with ‘The Waterhoppers Diving School’ in Rhodes for a completely fun, relaxed and professional training course.

With only a short flight from other European countries – this makes the island of Rhodes an ideal location for completing your IDC and IE.

We hold our IDC at one of our dive bases in the luxury 5 Star Atrium Platinum Hotel in Rhodes Town.

With so many options available it is important to choose the best PADI IDC program.  With Waterhoppers- you are choosing one of PADI’s best Course Directors, Master Instructors and PADI Diving Schools all in one.

Why do your IDC with Waterhoppers

Waterhoppers Dive School has been operating in Rhodes for the past 23 years providing quality diver education and great enjoyable experiences to thousands of students. In 2012 and to date in 2013 we are rated the ‘Number One’ dive school in the Mediterranean by PADI, for our entry level certifications –  we have trained countless students up to and including, Divemasters and Instructors over the years, certifying the largest amount of student divers in the whole of Greece.

Waterhoppers are the largest diving school in Greece.  We offer employment to many students each year and once you become a PADI Instructor from our IDC & IE program, we will also give you the opportunity to work for our prestige team at Waterhoppers in the upcoming season.

Why do your IDC in Rhodes

Rhodes is known as ‘The Island of Sun,’ because of its subtropical climate, and on average 300 days of sunshine a year, giving us the warm crystal clear waters, which provide us with perfect diver education conditions.   Our IDC is run in Rhodes Town which is made up of a cosmopolitan new town and a spectacular historical old medieval town.  The Rhodes old town is engulfed in a majestical medieval stone castle wall.  Within the city walls you can explore the city by foot – wander through the cobbled walkways, packed with the bazaar of shops, restaurants and bars and impressive historical monuments.

The contrasting new town has an altogether cosmopolitan feel, with modern shopping and chic and trendy cafes and restaurants, giving it the ‘city feel.’  Both the old and the new make Rhodes Town a truly unique place to complete your IDC. We can arrange accommodation for you. Just tell us your budget and you will have a choice of places which we have used in the past. And we also offer a free transfer service to the course each day!

About PADI Course Director Melita Brown

PADI Course Director Melita Brown has been diving since 1993 with over 5500 logged dives from around the world.  Melita is still actively diving and teaching.

Melita is also an Instructor Trainer for more than 17 specialties, Emergency First Response Instructor trainer, having certified and team taught over 1000+ PADI certifications of all levels.

With valuable experience, knowledge and the quality of instructors already trained, you can be assured of the very best quality education and introduction to the dive industry. Since graduating as a PADI Course Director, 100% IDC candidates trained by Melita have achieved a first IE passing rate!

Melita has won the awards from the Tourism Association STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) award for sports instructor.  Melita has also received recognition from PADI for excellence in professional level courses.

What is the reason Divemasters should take their IDC with Melita Brown?

As a candidate, you will want to know that you can be confident in passing the IDC and the IE. With Melita’s track record of a 100% first time IDC and IE success rate, you can rest assured you have the confidence to know that you will. Melita is also hands on as a teaching Instructor, as she still teaches all the PADI level of courses – completely understanding the PADI diving system and procedures at your level.

  • 100% First time IDC and IE success rate
  • 19 years diving experience
  • 1000 + PADI certifications
  • 17 + PADI Instructor Specialties
  • Hands on diver with all PADI Courses
  • Award Winning – STAR Award
  • PADI Excellence Recognition
  • Teaches IDCs in Rhodes, Tenerife and Malta
  • 14 day expanded PADI IDC Program
  • IDC Pass Guarantee!
  • Additional in and out of water workshops
  • Full support during and after your Instructor Examination
  • Low stress, relaxed and fun teaching environment
  • Small and personal IDC classes
  • Work placement opportunity for Waterhoppers in Rhodes
About our PADI Master Instructor Lee O’Flynn

PADI Master Instructor Lee O’Flynn has been working in the diving industry since 1996 with well over 5000 logged dives from around the world.

Lee is actively diving and teaching all levels of Padi courses on the island of Rhodes, all year round, with up to 100 PADI certifications per year.  Annually Lee receives top quality reviews from all of his students.

Lee himself became a PADI Instructor after completing his own IDC and IE on the island of Rhodes in October 2000.
With Lee’s valuable experience, knowledge and the quality of his students already trained, you can be assured of the very best quality education and introduction to the dive industry.

Lee has staffed on many IDC’s in the past including other locations of Malta and Thailand.

Lee is in charge of organising the logistics for the IDC course here on Rhodes, and as Master Instructor he will be conducting parts of the IDC in Rhodes along with Course Director Melita Brown.  He shall also be on hand during your entire IDC course offering guidance and assistance.

Our IDC Training Philosophy

We offer a fun, friendly, personal and professional service to all of our students completing our IDC courses.
There is also a lot of fun with a relaxed atmosphere during the IDC.  This helps with alleviating some of the stress candidates put on themselves during the IDC Course.

The IDC is not just about passing the exam; it is about becoming fully prepared and confident to teach at the end of it – we make sure you are completely ready.

We always keep our groups small and personal.  Both our Course Director and Master Instructor are always on hand to help with all aspects of the IDC.

Once you’ve become a PADI Instructor, you will be eager to work within your new role – With our Waterhoppers Diving School, we can offer our IDC Candidates a work placement for the next upcoming season.

Want to see what goes on during our IDC classes ?

Click on the photo to the right to view a photo gallery from a recent IDC class

Where are we?

Waterhoppers Scuba Diving School
Padi Instructor Development Centre
Address: The Waterhoppers Scuba Diving School, Kritika 45, Rhodes, 85100.Greece.

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