The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is an exhilarating program which takes your scuba diving skills to the next level and prepares you to become a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Online Learning

With the eLearning option, you’ll have the convenience to access course materials anytime, anywhere, and learn at your own pace while enjoying interactive and engaging content. You’ll dive into the theory of scuba diving, covering topics like dive physics, physiology, equipment, and the environment. You’ll have access to interactive online materials, videos, quizzes, and virtual simulations to enhance your learning experience.

Confined Water Training

Pool Training: You’ll refine your diving skills and master the techniques needed to teach others in confined water sessions. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you’ll learn how to demonstrate skills, lead dive briefings, and conduct effective training sessions.

Open Water Dives

Open Water Dives: You’ll apply your newfound teaching abilities in open water scenarios, gaining experience in guiding students, conducting dive briefings, and supervising their skills.

Dive Rescue Assessment: You’ll demonstrate your ability to handle diving emergencies, showcasing your proficiency in diver rescue scenarios and implementing proper procedures.

Classroom Sessions

Classroom Sessions: You’ll further develop your understanding of dive theory, PADI standards, and teaching methodologies. E-learning options may include interactive modules, virtual lectures, and discussions with your course instructor.

Teaching Presentations: You’ll practice delivering teaching presentations, refining your skills in explaining dive theory, demonstrating skills, and evaluating student performance. Constructive feedback from your instructors will help you grow as an effective scuba diving educator.

Exams & Certification

Final Examinations: To become a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you’ll need to pass written exams and meet performance requirements.
Throughout the IDC, you’ll be guided by experienced PADI Course Directors and Staff Instructors who are passionate about helping you succeed.

Upon successful completion of the IDC and meeting all requirements, you’ll be ready to take the Instructor Examination (IE), a seperate two-day evaluation conducted by PADI evaluators, not the dive center. Passing the IE will grant you the prestigious PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification, opening doors to a rewarding career in scuba diving instruction.

Where You Train

PADI IDC Instructor Courses are conducted at SAVEDRA DIVE CENTER,  a PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Center.
Savedra Dive Center is our main branch for scuba education here in Moalboal.
The dive center is set directly at the sea side, the giant sardine ball Moalboal is famous for is just a few meters from their door steps.
Pool training sessions are held here at Cebu Fun Divers

Typical Day Of Training

Every day is different. You will be busy studying, preactising and diving basically every day of the course, from morning to evening.


Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a certified diver for at least six months
  • Have logged at least 80 dives, including experience in different environments and depths
  • First Aid and CPR Training Certificate within the last two years

Hold a PADI Divemaster certification or an equivalent leadership-level certification from another recognized dive training organization.

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. To avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Download here.

Here is a short PADI video on how to become a PADI Dive Instructor

Questions? Contact our PADI Instructor Team.