Instructor Development Philippines, the most comprehensive IDC program in the Philippines

Instructor Development Philippines is the only dual destination IDC program in the Philippines operating through 2 PADI 5 * CDC Dive Resorts.

Instructor Development Philippines is the only IDC program run by 4 in house PADI Course Directors in the Philippines.

Our IDC program

Our dedicated IDC team consists of 4 Course Directors, 2 Master Instructors and 2 STAFF instructors ensuring that you have all the support and help you need throughout your IDC training. 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:
What our IDC candidates say...
  • Since doing my PADI Instructor Course with IDP I haven't looked back! If you want the highest quality instructors and facilities and an experience that will prepare you for life as a dive instructor, come to IDP. You won't regret it.
    Daniel Geary - IDC February 2014
    PADI Instructor, Atmosphere Resort
  • Instructor Development Philippines review by Anne Astorga
    The minute we started prep days I knew I had made the right choice. Nothing was done hurriedly and everything was 5 star quality. We were 6 in the class, and we all passed our IE with flying colors. 
    Anne Astorga - IDC July 2015
    PADI Instructor, Raja Ampat
  • Sam Robershaw, UK
    Did my Staff Instructor Course through Instructor Development Philippines and I am overjoyed that I chose to do it here. The idea of running it out of 2 vastly different resorts is an excellent idea. Facilities, materials, presentations.....needless to say were all excellent, as is the reoccurring trend here. Can't recommend these guys highly enough.
    Sam Robershaw, UK
    IDC March 2015
  • Jonathan D, New Zealand
    It was a very amazing experience to do. Two excellent Course Directors Gabie and Tim who prepared us very well for the IE. Thank you very much for everything. Definitly recommend IDP for everyone interested in a diving career.
    Jonathan D, New Zealand
    IDC September 2014

Your PADI Course Directors

PADI Course Directors Gabrielle Holder, Tim Latimer,
Berlinda Koolen
and Tracy Chan have over 40 years’ experience in the diving industry. Together they are an amazingly dedicated team who will work with each candidate to ensure you successfully pass your PADI IDC. We know we're biased, but we think that they head up the best PADI Instructor Course in the Philippines.

We are the only IDC program in the Philippines that has 4 in house Course Directors that work full time at their respective dive resorts, which means they are here for you before, during and after your IDC program.

We are also the only IDC program that is run through 2 PADI 5* CDC dive centers, which is the highest award given by PADI to any dive center worldwide.

Quite simply there is no other Instructor Development program available that can offer as much experience across two of the best dive resorts with 4 experienced Course Directors in the Philippines.

At Instructor Development Philippines you get to experience two of the country's leading 5* PADI Dive Resorts

5 Star Training in
5 Star PADI Dive Resorts

Liquid Dumaguete is a 5* PADI CDC Resort

Atmosphere Resorts and Spa is a 5* PADI CDC Resort

Through this dual collaboration of two respected and yet very different dive shops we are able to offer all IDC candidates a unique internship opportunity. Not only will you have a great IDC, but upon successful completion of your course you can choose to enroll in a 2-4 week working internship where you will be able to gain experience working in 2 PADI 5* CDC dive resorts.

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Live the dream - become a PADI Instructor


Pro level Courses

We have put over 85 candidates successfully through the PADI Instructor Development Course. In our PADI MSDT internship program we have trained over 550 instructor specialty certifications. We do not give false promises and guarantees; instead we simply prepare you for your IE and life as a PADI instructor.


With our multi-lingual dedicated IDC team we have you covered. We can conduct our programs in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Swedish, Dutch, German, French and Spanish. PADI materials and our IDC Touch products are also available in most languages.