Guidance for Dive Center Start Up successfully concluded in Sint Maarten, DWI.


We are proud to announce that our guidance assignment worked out well!

And congratulate Dive Safaris with receiving the status of PADi 5* IDC Center.

Over the past weeks we have been working hard to collect information, write, re-write, investigate and come up with new and exciting ideas. It has been a ride and working with Henry and Helmie was great. The commitment coming from all parties involved lead to this prestige status.

Writing a business plan for a dive center is a hand full. There are many factors to take in consideration. To get a start, we have been using information provided by PADI. That gives you a good start and a general outline.

To make the plan stand out we made use of the local knowledge of Henry and Helmie and the international experience I have gained over the years by building and running dive centers. The great thing about this co-operation is that we had some meetings and brainstorm sessions, Helmie and Henry can continue running the daily operations and we created the plan outline. This proved to be an effective way to come up with the business plan, while the dive center kept running smoothly.

To come up with a plan that has potential, is innovative and realistic at the same time we worked together with the designated PADI Regional Manager. Nick has been a great help and provided us with great support!

Same goes for my other friends at PADI Americas. Thank you all for your support.

In the end, it all worked out! As a team we are looking forward to start running the Instructor Development Program at Dive Safaris in Sint Maarten.

IDC Dates Caribbean Vibe Edition, Sint Maarten:

You wish to visit Sint Maarten and participate in our IDC? The first edition will start on November 30th 2015. For course dates and pricing contact us.

For Dive centers:

Do you own a dive center and are you aiming for the next level? Feel free to contact us to guide you through the process of becoming a PADI 5* IDC Center.

Dive Center Start Up

Our company Dive Center Start Up, guides existing dive centers to grow, optimize and helps to implement ideas and plans to stand out of the crowd.

We offer PADI IDC services for Dive Centers, conducted by Founder and PADI Course Director; Berdi Boeve.


Feel free to contact us at:


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