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 3 in house PADI Course Directors in the Philippines.
Our IDC program
Our dedicated IDC team consists of 3 Course Directors, 3 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:
Free 3 day PADI IDC Preparation Course
Prep days will cover dive theory, dive skills, ascent & descent techniques, knot tying, lift bag use, and a rescue skills refresher. While not required we highly recommend that you partake in the prep days.
Free PADI Dive Against Debris Instructor Course
As a PADI instructor you are an ambassador for the ocean. The Dive Against Debris instructor course is the perfect way for you to pass on your love of the ocean and the fight against debris to all your future students.
Free PADI O2 Provider Instructor Course
This course is a must have for the true professional. Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise.
IDP Welcome Pack
Making sure all our candidates are fully prepared for their IDC and look the part our welcome pack includes IDP cap, t-shirt, backpack and stationary kit to mention a few of the added extras.
2 weeks learn to teach program
Upon successful completion of your IE all our candidates are given the opportunity to teach their first students under the guidance of our experienced instructors at 2 PADI 5* CDC dive resorts.
10 fun dives
We understand the reason you have chosen this path is your love of diving and the diving in this region is amazing! For that reason we offer 10 free fun dives along the Dauin coast and at Apo Island for all our candidates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.