Instructor Development Courses

Instructor Development Courses

PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC)

Savedra 5* PADI Instructor Development Center

  • Moalboal

Specialty Instructor courses and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) courses are run alongside all IDC programs.

Why do your PADI IDC in Moalboal?

Our multinational Instructor Development Team at Savedra is here to help you make a smooth transition into your new career. You already know it will be hard work, but with our support it will also be a lot of fun and believe us, you will leave us with some fantastic memories.

Located in the beautiful town of Moalboal in southern Cebu, we have direct access to some of the best diving available in the region, with densely packed coral, sharks, turtles, whale sharks and an seemingly infinite number of marine species you will be spoiled for choice. We are located in the middle of the coral triangle, global center of marine biodiversity, home to 76% of the world’s coral species.

Our facilities provide you with everything required for a pleasant experience and the perfect learning environment. Our purpose built classrooms will be your base for the duration of the program, our swimming pool, with views of the Moalboal coastline, are where we will refine your skills. The open water training sites are only a few steps from the dive center.

Upcoming courses

How to become a PADI Dive Instructor

The PADI IDC is a combination of the PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI), and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course, it is conducted by Course Directors and PADI IDC Staff Instructors.

Every IDC starts with the Assistant instructor Program, if your goal is to become an AI you only need to attend this first week of the IDC.

The second week of the IDC is the OWSI program, this is suitable for AI’s who wish to continue their training and become a Dive Instructor. It is also suitable for instructors from Diving Agencies, other than PADI, that wish to crossover. Completion of the OWSI program gives you access to the PADI Instructor Exam (IE).

The PADI Instructor Exam is a two day event hosted entirely by PADI staff, it is intended to verify that you are ready to begin teaching PADI programs.

Completion of the IE earns you the rating of Open Water Scuba Instructor, your ticket to a dream job.

The Emergency First Response Instructor course is conducted alongside all IDC programs, it is a requirement that all PADI Instructors also hold this certification.

The EFR-I program is a two day course, in order to attend you must have taken, or refreshed, an EFR (or other First Aid and CPR) certification in the last 24 months.

Although a necessity for PADI Instructors this is also an extremely valuable rating for anyone with an interest in teaching lifesaving skills.

PADI eLearning. PADI provide an IDC e-learning service that allows you to complete all of the IDC presentations online in advance. There will still be some theory refresher and workshops during the IDC when you arrive in Moalboal, this covers the first nine, each approximately 1.5 hours in duration.

Specialty Instructor Training

We include the Nitrox Instructor for free on the OWSI program and 4 additional specialties (not free) of your choice plus free Shark Aware Instructor on the MSDT prep program.

What’s included?

  • 5 Free Scuba dives, from either boat or shore before or after your IDC
  • Free Intro to Tec or Sidemount diving
  • 30% discount on all other diving for you
  • 10% discount for friends and family you bring along, on all diving and excursions
  • Free wifi
  • Visa renewal service
  • Free hot and cold drinks
  • Domestic and International travel assistance
  • A designated storage area for your dive gear
  • Free teaching experience, buddy up with one of our Instructors and get your first certifications

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Training

This course is ideal for PADI MSDT’s who wish to improve their teaching ability, gain the ability to independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors, assist on PADI IDC and Specialty Instructor Training, move one step closer to the PADI Master Instructor rating and gain the prerequisites to attend the PADI Course Director Training Course (CDTC).

These programs are conducted in conjunction with all of our IDC programs, entry is by application and interview, we suggest you apply well in advance of your desired dates. Successful applicants will be required to attend two days prior to the start of an IDC and remain with us for the duration of that program.

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