About Instructor Development Philippines
As the only IDC facility in the country with 3 in house PADI Course Directors we guarantee you will not only have the best IDC experience possible but also a lot of fun in the process.
IDP is more than just a training facility. We care about each candidate and apart from offering exceptional training we also offer support to each individual long after they have successfully completed their Instructor Exam.
We are still in contact with lots of our previous IDC graduates, many of whom return to Liquid and Atmosphere for regular diving holidays and tell us stories of their amazing lifestyles working their dream jobs in exotic locations, a few have even gone on to open their own dive centers; and we are there to help with any questions they may have.
Our IDP graduates are one of our strongest assets having dive jobs all over the world, creating a network that we can tap into to help our newest batch of graduates in the search for their dream job.
Meet the team
We are very lucky at IDP to have 3 full time in house Course Directors who have been friends and colleagues working together for several years teaching IDC's. With a combined experience of more than 40 years as PADI professionals in the diving industry working world wide, our IDC programs are filled with knowledge, experience and fun.
Joining us is a team of highly trained PADI STAFF and Master Instructors who all work full time at Atmosphere or Liquid and have been assisting on IDC’s for many years. They all help out during both class and water presentations and create a wonderful support team for all our candidates. We also offer support for our IDC candidates in a variety of languages including French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Cantonese and Mandarin.
PADI Course Director
PADI Course Director
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IDC Staff Instructor
Experience counts when it comes to finding the best PADI Instructor Course!
By choosing Instructor Development Philippines to prepare you for your PADI IE you will be selecting three of the best PADI Course Directors, who together with their team of experienced Staff Instructors and support staff, have over 75 years of combined experience.
Our biggest goal is to make sure your investment into your PADI Instructor Career Training is successful and enjoyable.
We offer one of the best and most consistent PADI Instructor Courses in the Philippines, but don’t be fooled just by our numbers! You get as much training and tutoring as you need, and the benefit of more experience than any other IDC center in this region can offer. We’ve got the answers to make sure that you pass your PADI IE.
Years of professional experience
SiquijorSiquijor hides secret swimming spots like the turquoise waters of Kagusan and Salagdoong beach, and the white sand-lined Tulapos Marine Sanctuary.
Apo IslandApo Island is one of the worlds best known community-organized marine sanctuaries, and as such it has been well documented by the global science community. At present, the island is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals.
Under the Sea
There are many reasons to become a dive professional. But the love of diving is something all dive professionals share. The diving in Dauin and Apo Island is exceptional.
The marine sanctuaries lining the Dauin coastline are regarded as some of the best in the world for macro diving. If you have a wish list of critters this is the area to dive, from frog fish to all manner of octopus, nudibranchs to cuttlefish, snake eels to sea snakes, the Dauin coast has it all.
Apo Island is a scuba divers heaven and has been a well-preserved marine sanctuary for the past 20 years and has an international reputation as having one of the most diverse and stunning collections of corals in Asia Pacific. Apart from amazing corals Apo Island is also a breeding ground for turtles and has an abundant marine life.
The neighboring island of Siquijor and Sumilon offer stunning wall dives with overhangs and caves, covered in stunning corals and the chance to see sharks swimming in the depths.
Truly “world class” diving is all literally just out the front door and a walk down the beach or a short boat ride away.
Dumaguete, Dauin and Negros Oriental in general offer more adventure, culture and activities than almost anywhere else in the Philippines. That’s why we love it here, and you will too.
Above the Waves
Dumaguete is a vibrant university town, while Dauin is a diver’s paradise on the beaches 20 minutes south of the city.
There are plenty of things to do in the area. Dumaguete itself has all the amenities of a modern city. From hospitals to supermarkets; museums to local markets, shopping malls to movie theaters, nightclubs and bars & restaurants offering live music most nights, the city has a little something for everyone.
Just outside of Dumaguete you have many small townships that offer a wide variety of attractions and activities. There are the majestic twin lakes of Balinsasayao, Casaroro Falls in Valencia or Lake Balanan in Siaton. Bais Dolphin Watching & Manjuyod Sandbar are popular destinations to spend a day of sightseeing as well. All these can be reached on a day trip from Dauin or Dumaguete.
For the more adventurous trekking to the summit of Mount Talinis is possible with stops at crater lakes and natural sulphur vents along the way. The second longest cave system to be found in the Philippines is the nearby Mabinay caves, where guided trips can be organized.
Along with the ample natural attractions in the area there are also many historical and cultural sights. Rizal boulevard in Dumaguete city itself is a picturesque landmark. The belfry tower constructed in 1811 that once served as a look out for pirates is located next to the cathedral opposite the main square in town. Founded in 1901 Silliman University is a cornerstone of Dumaguete and houses three museums among the sprawling tree lined campus.
Malatapay Market is full of hustle and bustle every Wednesday when traders and farmers come from all over the province to hawk their wares. Vegetables, fruit, livestock and all manner of freshly cooked goods and local dishes are available.
Lake BalinsasayaoIf there is Pinatubo Lake in Luzon, they have the Twin Lakes of Balinsasayao in Visayas. Lake Balinsasayao is located in the town of Sibulan, Negros Oriental.
Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sand BarBais Bay Dolphin Watching and Manjuyod Sand Bar are one of the famous destinations in Negros Oriental that go together.