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!

2019 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 23rd November 2019

Followed by 6th February and 23rd March 2020 

See full IDC Schedule for 2019 and 2020



PADI IE in Malapascua, Philippines, February 2019

PADI IDC Thailand

During the recent PADI Instructor Examination (IE) PADI IE in Moalboal, Philippines, held on 18th and 19th February 2019, Camille's candidates from the February 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, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Canada and Austria and with staff from Italy, the USA 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:Camille (Platinum PADI Course Director), Karen is sitting (PADI OWSI), Steven (PADI OWSI), Justin (PADI OWSI), Martin (PADI OWSI), Aaron (PADI OWSI), Anthony (PADI OWSI), Ruud (PADI OWSI), Lucio (PADI IDCS) and Sophia (PADI Examiner) 

Lewis (PADI IDCS) who staffed is 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. The facilities include computer based training aids and internet services are available. Furthermore there's an on-site swimming pool. 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.