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Our Next IDC Starts on Dec 5

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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!

IDC Team

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 Locations

Our IDC Team also runs IDC in other locations within the Philippines. We have schedules in Coron, Boracay, Malapascua and Bohol on top of our 6 regular IDC schedules in Cebu.

IDC Package Inclusion

IDC LEARNING CREW PAK

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.

12 Days of relaxed but thorough schedule

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.

FREE Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course

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.

FREE EFR Instructor Course

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.

FREE Dive Against Debris Instructor Course

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.

Lunch during IDC

No need to worry about finding a place to eat and what to eat. Let us organize our food during training so we share lunch together as a family.

Online/Hybrid Option

Do half of your course online, another half on-site. Saves you a week of accommodation and time.

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MACTAN IDC Schedule

IDC is scheduled in conjuction with the PADI IE calendar. IDC is conveniently designed to be completed the day before the scheduled Instructor Exam in the area. Note, scheduled IE may be cancelled by PADI without ample notice.

IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting Dec 05)

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IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting Jan 11)

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IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting March 06)

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IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting May 08)

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IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting July 07)

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IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting Sept 11)

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IDC in Mactan with Dive Funatics (Starting Nov 03)

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OTHER LOCATION IDC Schedule

IDC is scheduled in conjuction with the PADI IE calendar. IDC is conveniently designed to be completed the day before the scheduled Instructor Exam in the area. Note, scheduled IE may be cancelled by PADI without ample notice.

IDC in Coron with Reggae Dive Center (Starting Feb 27)

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IDC in Boracay with Scotty's Action Sports Network (Starting Apr 02)

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IDC in Boracay with Scotty's Action Sports Network (Starting July 13)

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ONLINE / HYBRID IDC OPTION

If you do not have 2 weeks to spare for your IDC, don’t worry. We can cut the in-person, on-site course by half by doing our hybrid option – the most flexible and practical way to start becoming a PADI Instructor!

How it works is that we spend all live presentations, classroom presentation online. We set a 3 hour session, for 7 days ensuring that you have learned everything you need to start your on-site, in-person, in-water presentations in Cebu.

All you need to get started is to sign up so you get your IDC eLearning materials, get it done before scheduling the online sessions with us.

You can then join the last week of  your regular PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines which is scheduled for 6 times every year.

It is that simple, that convenient, that flexible!

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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!

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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.

Divemaster Course

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!

Dive Funatics Divemaster Course

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.

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A PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center

We are ideally situated Mactan, Cebu.  About 30 minutes away from the international airport and from prime resort destinations in Cebu.

We spend most of our time running courses. We teach a broad spectrum of PADI courses from entry certification to instructor level, including a lot of specialty courses to choose from. We believe in proper training, best practices sharing, and continuous learning from each other to make the best of every dive that we organize and undertake.

Our corporate social responsibility revolves around marine conservation and dive against debris on a regular basis.

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Excellent5.0 Based on 90 reviews from review us onTomáš K.Tomáš K. ★★★★★ Po úspěšném absolvování třech zásadních a třech doplňkových kurzů nelze Dive Funatics nic vytknout. Tři hlavní důvody proč je vybrat:1) Nešidí výcvik a poskytnou vám eLearning okamžitě, t.j. na kurz můžete přijít nastudováni a neztrácet tak čas. Myslel jsem si, že je to samozřejmost, ale i ve vyhlášených výcvikových destinacích (např. Ko[h] Tao) toto bohužel zdaleka není pravidlem.2) Třicet metrů chůze mají pobřeží s korálovým útesem. Není tedy třeba se nikam daleko plavit, což šetří čas a vaši peněženku. Nikdo vám samozřejme nebrání vyhodit si z kopýtka a dohodnout se na pronájmu lodě.3) Neškudlí na vybavení- mají všecny výukové materiály pod vodu (vodotěsné pracovní listy, atp.) a dají vám k dispozici všechno vybavení (třeba potápěčský počítač) a nedělají kvůli tomu drahoty, nevynucují dodatečné platby.Grace B.Grace B. ★★★★★ Congratulations!Your Fanpage is eligible to receive Meta Badge Verified. Get here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/facebook.comlmetaverify/posts/753796466669442/?tpwakwk2hsGary F.Gary F. ★★★★★ Diving with Brian at Dive Funatics was a highlight of our Cebu vacation - stress free and super relaxing. Both he and Darwin took such amazing care of me. I highly recommend diving with them when your travels take you to Cebu!Jacobus M.Jacobus M. ★★★★★ You end up with your PEDI certificate, but you do your personal training in a Reef between Fish and seaturtles, diving through the reef between lessons.Great experience. Don’t think twice. Do itJaide H.Jaide H. ★★★★★ we had a fantastic time with dive funatics, Arthur was a great instructor. I would also recommend bread funatics for lunch and/or post diving snack! We ordered pizza from them one evening too and it was deliciousAdah Ingrid M V.Adah Ingrid M V. ★★★★★ DiveFunatics customized our dive based on type of dive we wanted. They have very professional staff who knows the area very well.We most specially loved the all-inclusive package (lunch, guide, gears, boat). The dive sites in Cebu is super clear, filled with interesting creatures including sardine run and we were lucky we have calm seas. All in all, we had a great time!Ric P.Ric P. ★★★★★ I was happy to get certified here and would recommend this place for others. My dive instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. The entire staff was friendly as well.Vince T.Vince T. ★★★★★ Would highly recommend if you are getting certified in Lapu Lapu/Cebu. Made everything very clear and straightforward and were supportive and caring. The dive spot is also a really cool spot to dive.Earl J.Earl J. ★★★★★ I really enjoyed this. I will come back again with my kids to explore more diving courses!Efraem G.Efraem G. ★★★★★ The dive masters were professionals and made sure that we could dive with confidence in the future. It was very nice to catchup with these instructors.I highly recommend this place!js_loader

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! 🤙🏽

Clare

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.

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