PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines or Instructor Development Courses on Malapascua, Philippines

PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines 

Camille welcomes you to PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines. Located at the tropical Philippines island of Cebu where you can find Malapascua at the Northern tip. Come and participate in one of his popular PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) courses or packages in conjunction with PADI 5 Star IDDR Resort 'Thresher Cove Resort'. Check out our Divemaster internship programs on Malapascua!

During the current Covid19 situation, we offer you the IDC online option.  Most certainly an interesting option whilst being quarantined at home.  Currently valid until 31st December. Online IDC presentations with me and all exams can be completed. Contact me for more detailed information.

2020 special IDC offer

After successfully completing your PADI IDC and PADI IE, we offer you an internship at Thresher Cove Resort.

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


Next PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines begins 25th September 2020

Pending on travel restrictions

Followed by 21st November 2020 

See full IDC Schedule for 2020



PADI IE in Malapascua, Philippines, December 2019

PADI IDC Thailand

During the recent PADI Instructor Examination (IE) PADI IE on Malapascua, Philippines, held on 4th and 5th December 2019, Camille's candidates from the December IDC in Malapascua, in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort 'Thresher Cove Resort' in Malapascua, completed the PADI IE. Once more it was an international affair with candidates coming from Switzerland, Spain, the Philippines and the UK. With staff from Canada, the UK and the Netherlands

  Congratulations and good luck to all of you in your PADI Instructor careers.  

    PADI Examiners was Sophia HyeKyoung Jung   

    From left to right: Vito (PADI OWSI), Ruben (PADI OWSI), Balt (PADI OWSI), Camille (Gold PADI Course Director), Lucinda (PADI OWSI), Jackie (PADI OWSI) and Sophia (PADI Examiner) 

Justin who completed his IDC staff course and Ann who staffed are not in the picture  

PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines
On the way to Monad Shoal to see Thresher sharks

Participating in a PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines will put you right in the middle of some great dive sites. The most famous one being Monad Shoal. Here you can almost guaranteed witness the thresher sharks in their natural habitat. As one of the very few or possibly only place in the world with guaranteed sightings. There are also Kalanggamang island and Aquarium island. Beautiful islands with lots of coral and fish. There is a wide variety of local dive sites and some of them offer some outstanding macro and photo opportunities. Ghost ornate pipe fish, leafy scorpion fish, robust ghost pipe fish, mimic octopus, sea horses, mandarin fish, blue ringed octopus and occasionally a white tip sharks can be spotted at Gato island. Come and enjoy the relaxed and laid back island atmosphere on Malapascua for you IDC program.

PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines
Thresher shark at Monad Shoal

We run our PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines program in an air conditioned IDC classroom at Thresher Cove Resort. Wifi service is available. Furthermore there's an on-site swimming pool and a private beach. We can also offer accommodation on location.

Our PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines consists of two parts the Assistant Instructor Course (AI), the Open Water Scuba Instructor program (OWSI) and the Emergency First Responder Instructor course (EFRI). We conduct the IDC over 10 days including the EFR Instructor course, in a relaxed resort setting, with the days starting around 8.30am and ending around 5.00 pm. During the program our staff will be on hand to offer you all the support that you need allowing you to relax, making the learning experience easier and certainly more fun.

Successfully completing the PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines program qualifies you to attend the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). The PADI IE is an evaluative program that tests your teaching ability, dive knowledge, skill level, and understanding of the PADI system.

The PADI IDC Malapascua, Philippines program includes; 10 days with breakfast, tanks, weights and boat fees during the IDC and tanks and weights during the PADI IE.

From Cebu City or Mactan airport regular bus and taxi services are available to Malapascua. If required we can help with organizing your  private transfers to/from Malapascua.