Why become a PADI Instructor?

Live the dream! The PADI Instructor Development Course is designed to give you the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to competently teach diving. The IDC expands upon the foundation of practical knowledge you already learnt during your Divemaster course – you remember studying all the physics right!

The IDC builds upon your Divemaster course and also teaches you how to manage students, teach courses from Discover Scuba to Divemaster and solve problems. The PADI IDC will set you up for a fantastic career in the scuba diving industry 🙂 Here at IDP we train our instructor candidates to not only become the best instructors they can be but to be fully prepared for the life of a PADI Pro.

IDC Packages

Instructor Development Course
with IDP

In 2013 Liquid Dive Dumaguete and Atmosphere Resorts joined forces and created Instructor Development Philippines, with one main goal; to be able to offer the most comprehensive instructor training program in the Philippines with the unique aspect of being held in two 5* PADI CDC Dive Resorts. Now five years later, IDP is successfully offering seven IDC programs a year and can also boast to being the only IDC program in the country that is led by four in-house PADI Course Directors, all of whom live and work at their respective dive resorts ensuring you have the support necessary before, during and after your IDC Program.

Our goal is not to just train PADI Dive Instructors that can teach people to master dive skills and dive knowledge, but also to influence the attitudes of their students towards the ocean. If we did anything less we would be shrinking from our duty as role model professional dive educators. We are not in it for the accolades or recognition but because we have a passion for teaching instructors.

IDC Schedule

Your career as a PADI Instructor

Your training and guidance doesn’t finish when you have completed your IDC. After your Instructor Exams we give you the opportunity to participate in our Equipment Maintenance Workshop, Marine Research Introduction Day, Dive Center Management program and Learn to Teach internship. This way you are 100% ready for the real world.

As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor trained by IDP you can teach the following courses:

  • PADI Scuba Diver / Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Seal Team and Bubblemaker
  • Skin Diver and Discover Snorkelling
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Project AWARE Specialty
  • Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
  • Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Specialty*
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty*

* Included in our IDC Package!

PADI Careers

Prerequisites to join an IDC in the Philippines

  • PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another diver training organization
  • 18 years old
  • 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation (100 dives to become a certified Instructor)
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster Course dive rescue assessment
  • Certified diver for six months
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months

Prerequisites for the PADI IE

  • 60 logged dives
  • Successfully complete the Instructor Development Course or the Open Water Scuba Instructor Program within the past 12 months

Required Materials and Equipment

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear expected of PADI IDC candidates and some accessories such as surface signalling devices, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.

In order to conduct the IDC you will need the Digital Instructor Candidate Crewpack as well as the Slate Pack with Aquatic Cue Cards. The Digital Crewpack includes the IDC eLearning, Diving Knowledge Workbook, the latest Guide to Teaching as well as digital versions of exam booklets and some Specialty Instructor manuals.

These materials can be ordered through Instructor Development Philippines prior to the start of the course.

IDC eLearning

In 2019 PADI launched the new PADI Digital IDC Candidate Crewpack. This is a modern streamlined aspect of the traditional IDC course. There are 16 presentations that are presented through the IDC eLearning. The older IDC method incorporated these lectures into actual classroom time. Each lecture lasts around 1-3 hours which added 3-4 days of classroom.

With less time needed in the classroom for lectures, it allows us to spend more time on workshops and in the water. As previously mentioned we do not simply go through the motions and tick the boxes. We have less material to cover in class and thus this gives us extra time during the IDC to focus on each candidate’s specific needs, whether they be water based or classroom teaching skills. We are able to offer extra counselling time on a daily basis for this specific reason.

IDC Packages

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