Participate in our IDC Malapascua Instructor development course. Join the most prestigious PADI training in the world. Become a professional PADI scuba instructor! Who doesn’t want to call the ocean his office?

With our PADI IDC this dream becomes reality! So, do you like people? Do you have a passion for scuba diving and you want an extraordinary life? Join us. In other words, the Instructor development course is definitely the right choice for you. Read also the testimonial of one of our last new PADI instructors.

We teach our IDC programs in English and can give language assistance in German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

Check out our 2020 SPECIAL offer. After successfully completing your PADI IDC and PADI IE, we offer you an internship.

  • Assist our instructors during the courses they teach and gain real life experience.
  • Up to 2 months free shared accommodation at our air conditioned dorm room.
  • Free breakfast in our restaurant during the IDC, PADI IE, MSDT Prep and internship for up to 2 months.

Our next PADI IDC starts 22th May 2020

Followed by IDC programs starting 27 July and 25th September 2020. The 2020 schedule is here

IDC Malapascua Instructor Development

The PADI instructor development course includes two parts:

Firstly;        PADI assistant instructor course;

Secondly;    PADI open water scuba instructor course.

At Thresher Cove Resort we teach a full PADI IDC. We don’t distinguish between the two sub courses.

Firstly you need to complete your PADI IDC. Secondly, this will allow you to enter the PADI IE. You will be examined by a PADI examiner. The PADI IE takes place over a two day period. This is called the PADI Instructor Examination (PADI IE). Thirdly, start your life as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Last but not least, don’t forget to participate in specialty instructor training.

There are 2 extra modules to extend this training:

  1. PADI IDC preparation course (2 days and scheduled right before PADI IDC course. (This is FREE and part of our IDC course);
  2. EFR instructor course.

In conclusion, our PADI IDC program program is your final step in your quest to become a PADI Instructor. Firstly complete the OWSI portion of the PADI IDC. Certainly you’ll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Secondly, comprehensive training. This is supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials. With this you earn respect as a PADI Instructor from both students and peers.

Our PADI IDC takes 10 days including the EFRI. The two day PADI IE is right here on Malapascua. That is to say directly after our PADI IDC program. Similarly, PADI specialty instructor training takes another 3-4 days. I teach this before you receive your teaching status from PADI.

Prerequisites for IDC Instructor Development

You must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent;
  • Be a certified diver for at least 6 months;
  • Have 60 logged dives. Including experience in night, deep and navigation diving. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams. Likewise, you also need to have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months;
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement. This needs to be signed by a physician within the last 12 months;
  • You need to be at least 18 years old.

Firstly, what happens during the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program? For instance, you’ll learn the complete PADI System of diver education. Secondly, we will look into standards and procedures. Furthermore we look into effective academic teaching presentations. Likewise, we practice teaching in confined water and conducting open water training dives. On the other hand, there are also lots of additional related topics and workshops added to our IDC Instructor Development course. This is the real deal! Certainly Camille teaches the new 2019 curriculum. To sum up, what are you waiting for?

Extras we offer at Thresher Cove for IDC Malapascua Instructor Development

In all of Thresher Cove IDC Malapascua instructor development courses we offer the following extras :

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider instructor Course;
  • Nitrox Instructor Course (you need to be certified as a Nitrox diver);
  • Dorm room accommodation during the duration of the IDC and PADI IE. Up to 2 months if you participate in our internship;
  • Free breakfast during the duration of the PADI IDC and PADI IE. Or also up to 2 months if you participate in our internship;
  • Free Thresher Cove Resort t-shirt;
  • An internship during which you work with our experienced instructors. Receive guidance on how to teach in real life.


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