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IDC Diving Instructor Course


Live the dream! Do your IDC Instructor Course in Asia and the Philippines on Malapascua Island!

Why wait any longer, it’s time to take the plunge!

It’s a dream life – to be a PADI Dive Instructor! Imagine having a job that you love! How amazing to bring joy to the lives of others? To transform their lives forever. All this and you get to dive every day as well!
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Thresher Shark Divers is proud to be a 5 Star PADI CDC Center, only one of a few elite IDC Centers worldwide. We offer a full range of PADI IDC Instructor level courses. If you want to move into the top Professional levels of PADI, TSD is the place to start your training.

Depending on our current level and the dive courses you need as pre-requisites to the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) we can put together a package just for you. Whether you are a non-diver or an experienced PADI Divemaster, contact us to design a program tailored to your needs and wishes.

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Live the Dream!

5 star career development center

Thresher Shark Divers are at the highest level within the PADI system offering a full range of PADI Instructor Courses. 

We are your GO TO place in the Philippines for PADI Instructor Training.

from zero to hero

We offer everything from a 5 day PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (OWSI) course to a 7 month PADI internship to go from non-diver to PADI Instructor.

Career development

If you are already a PADI Instructor, we offer a range of continuing education courses, including Specialty Instructor, MSDT and Staff Instructor programs. We offer regularly scheduled courses but they can all be scheduled on demand.

Course Overview

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Our PADI IDC course includes several parts:

PADI IDC Preparation Course

This is optional but highly recommended for anyone who has not recently completed their PADI Divemaster with Thresher Shark Divers. It is a 2-6 day course that will make sure your skills and theory are at instructor level so that you will be able to pass the IE Instructor Exam. Duration depends of level of tuition required.

PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course
This is the first part of the PADI IDC. Duration: 4 days minimum.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course
This is the second part of the PADI IDC. Duration: 5 days minimum. The AI and OWSI are normally run together as part of a full IDC and we have regularly scheduled courses.
PADI Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Course

This is a pre-requisite for all new diving instructors. We will try and schedule this in advance of the IDC if you have time. If you need to renew your EFR rating that can also be done.
PADI Instructor Exam (IE)
The IE takes 2 days and is a comprehensive exam run by Instructor Examiners sent from PADI headquarters. After successful completion of the IE you will be a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
IE PARTY!!! After all your hard work, it’s time to celebrate!


Your Instructors

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Our PADI diving instructors have been though a rigorous training program and each has many years of teaching experience with hundreds of students.

We take great pride in teaching students of any level. Diving lessons are almost always one-on-one, and there will usually be an assistant as well. So you will get individual attention and diving instruction will go at your own pace.
You can be assured that with us, you will have only the best: top quality service, unrivalled professionalism and a safe and most of all fun diving vacation from start to finish!

Project Aware

At the end of this course we encourage a donation to Project Aware, PADI’s non-profit conservation group, to aid shark conservation. 

You will receive a special Project Aware PADI certification card with a shark on the front.

You can read more on PADI’s Project Aware Initiatives HERE.