Taking your IDC or Dive Instructor Course is a life changing step, and will only cost you 3 weeks! Gone are the days of commuting, offices and general dis-satisfaction of everyday life in a modern world. Enter a life of living in the worlds most amazing beach resorts, a genuinely rewarding job and qualifications you can use to earn a living anywhere in the world. Hello complete freedom.

 

 

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Philippines IDC Dive Instructor Course

We offer three different IDC packages to suit most candidates´ needs.   However if any of the packages below don´t fit exactly what you require please let me know and I can put together a bespoke package.

Please note in order to do your IDC you will first need to become a Divemaster, if you’d like a Zero to Hero package we can put one together where you will need to complete your Philippines Divemaster or alternatively you can complete your Divemaster in another country before transferring to the Philippines. Thailand is a popular option to do this just talk to us about your options.

Dive Instructor Highlights Include:

  • Training to become a scuba-diving instructor on one of the worlds most beautiful tropical islands
  • Changing your career path so that your office will personally be a beach in beautiful resorts all throughout the world
  • First-class instruction so that you pass your instructor exams
  • Expert and professional tuition with superb training facilities
  • Very dive sites where you do your training including diving with Thresher sharks
  • Beautiful accommodation in a stunning resort

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Dive Instructor Course Details

Where will I stay during my IDC?  

You will here  in our newly built dedicated GoPro Lodge.   This is situated on the resort only a 2 minute walk to our private beach.   Built with you in mind, they are comfortable, simply furnished and with a shared bathroom. They are also on site 1 minute from classroom and diving.

When is the best time to come?

Malapascua is blessed with great diving all year round so any time is great!   Please see our website schedule setting out our dates for 2013.

How do I get to Malapascua?

It´s really easy!   Cebu, the neighbouring island, has a major international airport and from there it´s around a 3 to 4 hour journey to catch the short ferry ride to Malapascua.  We can arrange private transfers from Cebu if you wish.

Is there anything else I should know?  

You will need to have a current medical certificate completed by a doctor to confirm that you are fit to dive.   As there is no resident doctor on the island I would recommend that you obtain this before you come.   We can send you the appropriate form in your chosen language for you and your doctor to complete.   It must be completed no more than 12 months prior to your Instructor Exam.

To start your IDC you need to have been a certified diver for at least 6 months, and you need to have proof of 100 logged dives before you take the IE (Instructor Exam).

Please note that the new Divemaster curriculum, which has been taught in many places since January 2011, has a different level of theory than the old curriculum and one which falls short of the level required for your IDC.   Please note that, apart from our pre-IDC prep days, dive theory is not taught as part of the PADI IDC.

If you are not sure which Divemaster course you took, it´s easy to find out if you took 8 exams then this is the old curriculum, and if you took only 2 exams then this is the new curriculum.   If you took the new curriculum, or maybe it was a long time since you took the old Divemaster course, we can give you some tips and suggestions to enable you to study and get your theory in shape before the IDC.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

 

The programme is 3 week, the whole IDC course takes 16 days, which includes the EFR Instructor course and prep.  This might be a day or two longer than other IDCs but means that the days are short and relaxed, giving you plenty of time to prepare your own presentations, go diving, or relax in our resort.

We pride ourselves in giving our candidates the best possible experience and that includes small groups of usually less than 6 persons which ensure you get the personal service that you should expect from your IDC.
The diving here is world renowned!   Many famous underwater photographers and film crews come to Exotic to film the thresher sharks and wide variety of macro life that can be seen year round.   So here at Exotic we can offer you a great IDC package and great diving as well!    

The main reason you are choosing to start your career with PADI is no doubt because you love diving, and here we expect you to dive as much as you can throughout your course all for free!

Absolutely!   We offer all our gold package candidates a free 6 week internship, basic / silver package candidates a free 2 week internship where you can work alongside our instructors gaining valuable experience of the real world.   For gold package candidates if you would prefer to take 2 of these 6 weeks before your IDC, assisting our instructors as a Divemaster that´s no problem.

Yes you can.   Being able to teach Specialty courses gives you the chance to pursue your own interests, and can make you more employable in the process.  We offer Specialty Instructor Training Courses in a wide range of Specialties including the popular Enriched Air, Digital Underwater Photography, Deep and Wreck.   Our MSDT Preparation Program is designed to be very flexible and run alongside your 6 week internship and includes the chance to earn your first student certifications.   The Program includes 5 PADI Specialties and their appropriate training dives.   With these 5 Specialties you can apply to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer once you have attained 25 student certifications.   If you are interested in the MSDT Prep Program, please see our  IDC Gold  package.

Once you pass the IE you will be qualified to teach all core PADI courses (Open Water/DSD to Divemaster) as well as the following Specialties:   Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
Lunch is provided on 10 days of the IDC itself, but no meals are included during your training, so please allow £10 per day to cover food and expenses.

Duration Option Price  
16 (Days)IDC BasicGBP 1999Book Now
37 (Days)IDC GoldGBP 2899Book Now
51 (Days)IDC PlatinumGBP 3889Book Now

Included Basic Pack

  • 3 day theory preparation
  • IDC
  • EFR Instructor course
  • Accommodation for 3 weeks
  • Lunch for 10 days
  • 2 week internship
  • Exotic IDC Polo shirt
  • Free WiFi
  • Free diving during the IDC
  • 10% discount in our restaurant
  • 15% discount in our dive equipment store

Excluded

  • PADI fees
  • IDC and EFRI Materials
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks purchased in our restaurant
  • Transport to, accommodation & food at IE venue

Included Silver Pack

  • 3 day theory preparation
  • IDC
  • EFR Instructor course
  • Nitrox Instructor & O2 provider Instructor Speciality course
  • Accommodation for 3 weeks.
  • Lunch for 10 days
  • 2 week internship
  • IDC Polo shirt
  • Free wi-fi
  • Free diving during the IDC
  • 10% discount in our restaurant
  • 15% discount in our dive equipment store

Excluded

  • PADI fees
  • IDC and EFRI Materials
  • Student level Nitrox certification
  • Drinks purchased in our restaurant
  • Transport to, accommodation   & food at IE venue

Gold Pack Includes

  • 3 day theory preparation
  • IDC
  • EFR Instructor course
  • MSDT Prep course including 5 Speciality Instructor course.
  • Accommodation for 3 weeks.
  • Lunch for 10 days
  • 6 week internship with the chance to earn your first student certifications
  • Exotic IDC Polo shirt
  • Free wi-fi
  • Free diving during the IDC
  • 10% discount in our restaurant
  • 15% discount in our dive equipment store

Excluded

  • PADI fees
  • IDC and EFRI Materials
  • Student level certifications for Nitrox Specialty
  • Drinks purchased in our restaurant
  • Transport to, accommodation & food at IE venue
Please note there are significant extra costs onto of the programme fee.

Other Costs:

We do not include the PADI IDC Crewpack and EFRI Manual as many people prefer to bring their own materials.   Also, we want to give you the best available deal and this might mean buying your own materials back home for a better price than we can acquire them in the Philippines.   However, if you prefer,   we can order the materials for you at a price of approximately Php 28,000 (this is subject to change due to the prevailing exchange rate) for the IDC pak and Php 5000 for the EFRI manual.   If you have any questions about what materials are required, please ask me.

Fees to Padi

There are also some application fees which you will need to pay directly to PADI, not to us.   These are all priced in AUS$ and are 2012 prices where these are available:

  • Instructor Development Course application                                                                         AUS$198
  • EFRI application                                                                                                                         AUS$134
  • Instructor Exam                                                                                                                         AUS$730

 

There will also be additional PADI fees for the MSDT and Specialty Instructor applications, if you choose the IDC Gold option.

It is a requirement of PADI that you have a full set of equipment.   However if you don´t want to bring your bulky items you can rent this from us.   The rental cost is Php5,000/month and includes BCD, regs, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins.    

Dates

We have multiple departures per month. Please contact us for specific dates & availability.
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