All of our courses include

You'll always get as much tuition, practice and practical help that you need when you become a scuba instructor or sign up for any of our other professional PADI Go Pro training courses at IDP - the best PADI Instructor Development Centres in the Philippines. Apart from the course content and working with three of the best PADI Course Directors in the Philippines, you'll also receive all of this...

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.

Free PADI Dive Against Debris Instructor Course

If you're looking to really make a difference and support a growing global army of volunteers combatting ocean trash, then teaching this course is for you.

Free PADI O2 Provider Instructor Course

This course is a must have for the true professional. Teach divers to recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, so they are prepared to offer aid.

IDP Welcome Kit

During your 15 day IDC program we take care of your transfers between Atmosphere and Liquid Resorts, daily lunch and all sanctuary fees. During your IE we take care of transfers and sanctuary fees.


Becoming a dive professional is a process with many steps and offers an opportunity to live a lifestyle that others only dream about.

The entry point to the world of being a professional scuba diver starts with the PADI Divemaster course. This course provides the foundation for your career in diving. It is quite possibly the most important step you can take on the way to becoming a scuba Instructor.

Instructor Development Philippines offers PADI Divemaster programs through our 2 PADI 5 * Career Development Center’s (CDC).

If your dream is to become a PADI Instructor then we recommend you opt for one of our combined Divemaster and Instructor packages. Through IDP we have 4 different DM/IDC packages that range in duration from 6 weeks to 12 weeks. All packages are offered at a special discounted rate for candidates that book a combined DM/IDC program.

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PADI Divemaster

If you've decided to become a PADI Divemaster, there are lots of paths to get there, in fact, infinite options! It all depends on your schedule and the path you want to take - at Instructor Development Philippines we can help you to find the path that is right for you. A PADI Divemaster Course is infinitely adaptable regarding time and schedule.

During your Divemaster course you will learn the basics of dive theory and dive supervision. The foundation of your dive knowledge and theory is instilled over this course. More importantly you will gain insight into the dive industry and what it takes to become a professional diver. It is a challenging and rewarding course that offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the diver lifestyle.

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PADI Instructor Development

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 :)

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Emergency First Response Instructor

Becoming a Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) is a prerequisite to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and it also improves your ability to manage and instruct students.

During the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses.

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Master Scuba Diver Trainer

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.

If you strive to make the most out of your dive career than you need to be able to teach the courses that your students are interested in. Not only will you be more marketable as an instructor but you will be able to teach more of what you love. Being confident in teaching a minimum of five specialties is a fantastic way to start you dive career.

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Staff Instructor

As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course is an opportunity to gain a new perspective on teaching diving while enhancing your dive credentials.

During the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge. Just as teaching non-divers to become divers is rewarding, so too is teaching Divemasters to become dive Instructors.

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