The most comprehensive PADI IDC program
in the Philippines








Welcome to
Instructor Development Philippines

Instructor Development Philippines is a unique concept with the only dual destination IDC program in the Philippines operating through 2 PADI 5* CDC Dive Resorts in Dauin: Atmosphere Resorts & Spa and Liquid Dive Resort.

Instructor Development Philippines is the only IDC program run by 2 multiple award winning Platinum and Silver in-house PADI Course Directors in the Philippines.


Our IDC Program

Our dedicated IDC team consists of 2 Course Directors, 2 Master Instructors and 2 IDC Staff Instructors ensuring that you have all the support and help you need throughout your IDC training. This means no matter when you arrive or decide to leave the region there will always be a Course Director on-site to assist you throughout your stay! Our IDC program is designed to give you the time necessary to fully master all the components of the IDC and includes all the following:

3 day PADI IDC
Preparation Course

Dive theory, dive skills, ascent & descent techniques, knot tying, lift bag use and a rescue skills refresher

IDC Prep

PADI Dive Against Debris
Instructor Course

The perfect way for you to pass on your love of the ocean and the fight against debris with all your future students

Dive Against Debris

PADI O2 Provider
Instructor Course

Being an Emergency Oxygen Specialty Instructor means you can make the future of the dive industry better prepared by teaching your students the Oxygen Provider skills that can save a life

O2 Provider

Dive Equipment Servicing

Add a great skill to your CV by earning an official certificate to service Apeks and Aqualung equipment

Equipment Workshop

2 Weeks
Learn To Teach

The unique opportunity to teach your first students under the guidance of our experienced instructors at our two PADI 5* CDC Dive Resorts

Learn to Teach


Continue your love of diving with 10 free fun dives along the Dauin coast and at world renowned Apo Island

Fun Diving

PADI Pro Courses

Whether you are looking to become a Divemaster, a PADI Instructor or IDC Staff Instructor we are here to help you continue your dream. At Instructor Development Philippines we can also offer you a wide range of Specialty Instructor Courses to complete your diving CV with.


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Instructor Development Course

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Emergency First Response Instructor

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Master Scuba Diver Trainer

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IDC Staff Instructor

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What our IDC candidates say

Just finished IDC with IDP. There is much more than thanks to all staff and dive centers. They organized schedule well make sure all the candidates learn what they have to but even more. Best IDC team and the most patient, positive instructors makes you grow up with profession and positive attitude. My English is not fluent at all but all the staff are so supportive. Mummy CD Berlinda arranged everything in the best condition. The most funny CD Tim made the course so interesting! Of course Tracy helped me a lot in translation and all the helps. Thanks Ulrika, Julia, Ray, Vasily and all! I absolutely had great time and leaned more then I expected.

Sabrina Lin - IDC October 2019PADI Pro, Instructor - Taiwan

I just finished my IDC at IDP. It was an amazing course! Great teachers and staff, up to date material and nice facilities...

Berlinda Koolen is doing an amazing job taking care of the course and her students. Any question you might have she (and the other teachers) will always do their best to help you out! Can't recommend IDP enough!

Moritz Schwensen - IDC July 2019PADI Pro, Instructor & Dive Shop Owner - Philippines

I finished my IDC with IDP a few weeks ago, this was an amazing experience!! I can really recommend IDP to everyone! The IDC can be pretty hard but very interesting, Thanks to the great staff and course directors who always are ready to help you if needed. Big shout out to Course director Berlinda! Who was my Advanced OW instructor and now my Course Director! Thanks for al your amazing teaching, help, patience and humor!! It was amazing 😊

Arjan Stoffers - July 2019 IDCPADI Pro, Instructor - Netherlands

I recently completed my IDC with IDP and it was amazing. All the staff and course directors were so helpful. Especially Berlinda!! she is such an awesome course director who inspires me to be a great instructor. Her quality of teaching is so high and it showed very much in the IE.

Alexandra Currie - IDC July 2019PADI Pro, Instructor - Canada

You won't regret doing your IDC with Instructor Development Philippines! The quality of teaching really shows through the years of experience from the 4 in house course there are lots of other staff instructors available to give teaching and support. It is clear to see that a lot of work has been put in to create the best programme for their candidates.
The facilities are spend the programme learning in two beautiful resorts. Whilst also getting some time in the ocean, experiencing the awesome dive sites of Dauin.
Finally, the included learn to teach programme really gives you a better understanding of how to run a dive course after you graduate. They really support you in getting involved with courses straight away...I finished my IE 2 days ago and I am already team-teaching my first rescue course! 🙂

Jasmine Corbett - IDC November 2018PADI Pro, Instructor & Marine Biologist - Maldives

I just finished my IDC with IDP. It was definetely the right choice! The course directors Berlinda and Tim were super helpful. No matter what question we had they have been there with the right answers. Also all the staff instructors were really nice and helpful. It was easy to recognise that everyone is very experienced with what they are doing. We all enden up feeling well prepared for the IE....and we all passed! Thanks to IDP and everybody involved. It was an amazing experince! I would choose IDP again!

Julia Heintz - IDC November 2018PADI Pro, Instructor - Dauin, Philippines

Our Locations

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa
National Highway KM 19, Maayong Tubig
6217 Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Liquid Dive Dumaguete
National Highway KM 12.5, Bulak
6217 Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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