November 29, 2011

Instructor Development Course


Are you fed up of your office job?

Hate the long commute to work every day?
Save up all year for just two weeks vacation in the sunshine?

Have you ever considered becoming a scuba PADI Diving Instructor ?…

Here at Exotic island Dive Resort on the beautiful Island of Malapascua in the Philippines you can train to become just that.
As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you could trade your office cubicle for the blue ocean, enjoy the sunset as you stroll home from work each evening, and make a career out of transforming people’s lives for the better.

The IDC is made up of two distinct components – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course, and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

During the IDC you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting your own Confined water teaching presentations, Knowledge Development presentations and Open Water teaching presentations.

You will also attend and participate in a number of curriculum presentations about the dive industry, its business principles, PADI programs and other important topics relevant to your role as a PADI Instructor.

At the end of your Course you will be ready to attend the PADI Instructor Exams (IE) – a two-day event conducted by a PADI Examiner who will assess the same components that you will have practiced during your IDC.

To obtain the Open Water Scuba Instructor rating, you must also be an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor or a CPR/first aid instructor with another emergency care organization. The Malapascua Exotic IDC incorporates this two-day EFR Instructor course in its schedule.

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. After that you may also choose to acquire Specialty Instructor ratings in the popular Specialties such as Deep Diver, Sidemount Diver, Self Reliant Diver, Enriched Air Diver, and many more, giving your more teaching and employment opportunities.


Team-teaching your first few courses is highly recommended by PADI yet, like it or not, many dive centres will commonly expect a new PADI Instructor to teach his or her first course alone – a daunting prospect for someone fresh from their IDC. After your IDC here at Malapascua Exotic you can work alongside our experienced team of Instructors gaining valuable experience and confidence.

Being part of the Malapascua Exotic team will also give you the benefit of witnessing how one of the most successful dive resorts in the Philippines functions on a daily basis.

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort was the first Dive Resort to open on Malapascua Island and continues to be the leading dive resort. Learn from the experts as to what makes a successful business and pick up valuable selling skills as well as practical teaching information and guidance.

You can also choose to take some of these 2-6 weeks before your IDC assisting our Instructors as a Divemaster. This is particularly useful for those candidates who have had little working experience since qualifying as Divemasters.

At Malapascua Exotic we want to keep it as simple as possible for you. We understand there are many different options to choose from when considering a place to complete your IDC so we have 4 different pre-arranged Instructor Development packages to suit the needs of the individual.

We also understand that not everyone fits nicely into a certain niche, therefore if what you are looking for does not fit into one of these packages, we are able to discuss and create a custom made IDC package for you. For more information on our packages contact us at

IDC BRONZE PHP 105,000.00

14 Days PADI IDC
(including additional in and out of water workshops on skills such as five point descent, controlled emergency swimming ascent, lift bag, and controlling multiple students at one time).
2 Days EFR Instructor course
3 Days complimentary IDC Preparation to refresh water skills and upgrade dive theory knowledge.
PADI IDC Crewpack, EFRI Materials & PADI Pro Bag – worth over $900!
3 Weeks accommodation in our GoPro Lodge
2 weeks Internship (No minimum certs guaranteed)
IDC Lunches for 12 days
1 PADI Instructor Speciality Course (Aware Shark Conservation)
Unlimited fun dives before and during PADI IDC in your free time- subject to boat space and dive schedule
All Malapascua Marine Fees
Free Wi-Fi
Free Employment Advice & Support!
Exotic IDC Welcome Pack ☺ to better facilitates your course – logbook, notebook, pen, pencil, highlighter, tie wraps.
Exotic T-Shirts (x2) – with your name printed!
Exotic IDC Polo shirt – with your name printed!
Exotic Wooden Thresher Shark
Project AWARE Mask Strap
Free tanks, weights and belt during IDC
10% discount in our restaurant
15% discount in our dive equipment store


PADI fees (paid directly to PADI, detailed below)
EFR Instructor Application Fee (AU$ 193)
PADI Instructor Application Fee (AU$ 280)
PADI Instructor Examination Fee (AU$ 975)
PADI MSDT Application Fee (AU$ 151)
PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fee (AU$ 111/Specialty)
Accommodation after three weeks
Transport to, accommodation & food at IE venue, in unlikely event on Cebu, rather than Malapascua
Equipment Rental

IDC SILVER PHP 130,000.00

Everything included in the IDC Bronze package plus the following upgrades:
2 Weeks Internship “Learn to teach” (no minimum certs. guaranteed)
2 PADI Instructor Speciality Courses (Enriched Air Nitrox and Emergency Oxygen Provider)


As per IDC Bronze package
Student level Enriched Air Nitrox Certification (Required before applying for Specialty Instructor rating)

IDC GOLD PHP 155,000.00

Everything included in the IDC Bronze & Silver packages plus the following upgrades:
4 Weeks internship “Learn to Teach” (no minimum certs. guaranteed)
MSDT Prep course including 3 ADDITIONAL PADI Instructor Specialty Courses of your choice (total of 6 Instructor Specs!)
Compressor Use and Tank Filling seminar


As per IDC Bronze & Silver packages
Student level specialty certifications (for Specialty Instructor ratings requiring student level certification as prerequisite)

IDC Platinum PHP 232,000.00

Everything included in the IDC Bronze, Silver & Gold packages plus the following upgrades:
6 Weeks internship “Learn to Teach” (no minimum certs. guaranteed)
MSDT Prep with 4 Extra PADI Instructor Specialty Courses of your choice (total of 10 Instructor Specs!)
Return Airport transfer from Cebu Airport/Malapascua
Equipment rental


As per IDC Bronze, Silver & Gold packages