PADI IDC In Cebu
We are the only English speaking instructor development center in Mactan.
Our IDC Teaching team is composed of 2 Course Directors, a Master Instructor, and a couple of IDC Staff Instructors to support and mentor your PADI professional career.
IDC Teaching Team is more than willing and ready to stay with you even as late as 9:00 in the evening to help you in areas where you need extra attention, therefore, you get more value for what you pay. Our IDC program will make you feel that you got the best value for your money!
We love training our candidates. But most of all, we train our staff to be instructor trainers and become part of our IDC Teaching team too.
Our in-house Divemasters and Divemaster Interns are always eager to help and act as your students as you practice and present your confined and open water teaching presentations.
Hurry, contact us and ask us about our next life changing instructor program now!
IDC Package Inclusion
Get started as early as possible by learning remotely using the interactive and intuitive Instructor Development Materials online, at your own pace and time.
eLearning crewpak is offered at a discounted rate if you do not have one yet.
We offer a very thorough and comprehensive IDC in as quickly as 12 days. You may come a week ahead if you wish to brush up on your diving skills before the IDC starts.
Nitrox Specialty courses sell like hotcakes! Getting certified to teach this specialty offers so you will have more opportunities to teach students, become employable and more versatile. You just have to pay for the application fee directly to PADI.
You must be a Nitrox certified diver to become a Nitrox Instructor.
Being an EFR Instructor is a requirement for becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). We offer this for free as part of your IDC with us so you don’t have to save up for this course. You just have to pay the instructor application fee to PADI.
Dive Against Debris Instructor course is a FREE PADI Application fee is an ultimate show and tell of your commitment to the preservation of our ocean, or playground or office.
This particular specialty can be a good adventure dive to offer as part of the AOW Course.
Our Course Director
Our in-house PADI Silver Course Director, CD Darwin is not your typical instructor turned course director. In fact, he built a career in business management, hopping from one start up company to another to setup operations. Darwin understands that a new instructor must have skills, knowledge and goals to succeed beyond passing the PADI IE. His teaching style is focused on developing and mentoring leaders.
Darwin teaches over 15 specialty instructor areas. Getting your Master Scuba Diver Training or MSDT Prep, or IDC Staff Course, or help with your Master Instructor, he makes it easy and convenient for you.
Our PADI Instructor courses and workshops aim to equip you with skills, knowledge and business strategy beyond just passing the instructor exam (IE). We do not spoon feed, nor make you memorize concepts, nor force you to do what we want you to do. Instead, we make you understand and appreciate them!
Because our instructor development course is so intensive and inspirational, it will surely teach you how to teach people how to be scuba divers so that you come out very confident as a dive instructor.
Join our regular PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines scheduled for 6 times every year. Take your PADI IDC with Dive Funatics – where both convenience and tropical setting converge so you can learn to teach the PADI system by heart!
EFR Instructor Course
The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care, Care for Children and CPR & AED courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and you are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience. You’ll also receive information helpful in marketing your EFR business.
Lead Adventure. Become a PADI Divemaster.
Whether you want to hone your skills and dive like a pro or turn your passion into a career – you can start now for free! Discover what it takes to earn a PADI®Divemaster certification – PADI’s most popular professional-level rating. This program introduces you to the concepts, skills, and knowledge necessary to join the ranks of PADI Professionals worldwide.
Hurry, book your course with us!
Specialty Instructor Courses
More scuba diving and more fun as you share what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about! The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from one of our PADI Course Director. We offer specialty courses in over ten (10) areas of interests.
All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses. For instance, those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating need at least five (5) PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.
PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. However, some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements. Make sure to ask your PADI Course Director for details.
IDC Staff Instructor Course
IDC Staff Instructors are primary resources and mentors for instructor candidates during instructor training. With this comes a tremendous opportunity to positively affect the attitudes and abilities of the candidates, but it also results in a tremendous responsibility to remain current with PADI Standards and Procedures.
Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.
Here’s our social proof!
but from all the dive shops next to them, they are the cleanest and better looking one.
i was worry about my english but from 2nd day i was sure they would lead me to success IE.
1.they enjoy teaching us
2.small group so focus on each candidats and individual teaching
3.Darwin has great skills to explain diving theory
4.very relax and joyful course also diving site belong dive funatics is amazing
5.its not just teaching course also give us many tips about diving
I really recommend to take IDC course with them. they gave us more than the value of price and IDC course!
Thank you all of funatics staffs!
- Very thorough theory preparation.
- Underwater skill preparation that commits performing skills to muscle memory.
- Instructor training so extensive and realistic that you will not only be able to just detect, but also anticipate any student problems.
- Group learning with individual guidance.
- Dedication of a team of people who's passion for diving and teaching makes them go well beyond the normal teaching standards.
- All this whilst often laughing to the point of tears. 🤣
You will be the most prepared you have been in your life before taking an exam.
Me and my girlfriend, Ceci, did our Open Water certification with DiveFunatics and the choice couldn’t be better. The DM Jojo was very good, patient and always happy and smiling. This helped us to feel very comfortable. Thanks also to Kae that joined us for the last dive to shoot pictures and video, nice and fun. The organization was perfect and the management very helpful providing all the info we needed by mail before join the course. Moreover, they provide very good price rates for the content of the courses. I would surely recommend to whoever wants to approach scuba diving and enjoy the incredible experience of the big blue.
Thanks guys to realize a dream!
2. knowledge and skill reviews are well organized.
3. Pre, during and post idc support are overwhelming
4. Tailor-fitting idc to individual strenghts and weakesses.
5. Conducive environment for learning
6. Less cost. You get more than what you pay for.
7. Darwin Bawasanta!
8. Kae Estampador!
9. Phil Clarke Badar!
10. CHRISTOPHE PACE!
Everything was easy and smooth and the crew is very nice 🙂
What our students have to say about us very recently.
I did my PADI Open Water course with Instructor Arthur, and a night dive with Ricky. Both of them were very knowledgeable and a great fun to learn and dive with. The Dive Funatics Team are very friendly and it has been such a great experience to dive with them!
Thank you for being such patient and approachable instructors! 🤙🏽
5 star PADI diving Center in Kontiki. Diving direct from the shore to reef (wall up to 45m). Walk on service, but better to reserve in advance.