Additional information

Performance Requirement
To successfully complete a PADI IDC, you must meet the following performance requirements:

  • Attend and participate in all 17 curriculum presentations (8 of these may be done online in advance). There are an additional 2 optional presentations.
  • Present at least three evaluated knowledge development teaching presentations and score a 3.5 or higher on at least two presentations.
  • Present at least four evaluated confined water teaching presentations and score a 3.4 or higher on at least two presentations.
  • Present at least two integrated (two skills each, four total) evaluated open water teaching presentations and score a 3.4 or higher on each skill in at least one of the integrated presentations.
  • Demonstrate competence at performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation. Candidates must earn 68 total points, with no individual score below 3.
  • Perform a face down, nonstop swim for 800 meters/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Score 75 percent or higher on all five sections of the Dive Theory Exams.
  • Score 75 percent or higher on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Scores less than 75 percent require a retest.
General Schedule

Two weeks before the beginning of the IDC, we will send you the dive theory practice exams, outlines, and review materials so you can prepare for the IDC ahead of time.
Prep Day

  • Distribution of Materials
  • Verification of Requirements
  • Liftbag, Knots, Ascent, & Descent Workshops


  • Practice Exam #1
  • CESA, Navigation, Resc Exercise #7 & Dive Control workshops

IDC Day 1

  • Orientation
  • Standards and procedures part 1
  • Standards and procedures part 2


  • Developing Knowledge Development presentations
  • Dive Theory exam practice
  • Exam practice review

Day 2

  • Teaching in confined water
  • Confined Water Workshop


  • Skills circuit and Rescue ex#7
  • Confined water presentation
  • 1st Candidate presentation / classroom

Day 3

  • Marketing Diving
  • Open Water Diver Course
  • 4 E’s Counseling workshop 1 & 2


  • Confined water presentation 1 & 2, Rescue # 7 and skills practice
  • Workshop for 2nd classroom presentation

Day 4

  • Advanced Open Water course
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Risk management online


  • 2nd classroom presentation
  • 1st Standards exam (open book)
  • Workshop confined water presentation 3 & 4

Day 5

  • Divemaster course
  • Keep Diving
  • 2nd classroom presentation and prepare classroom presentation #3


  • Confined Water presentation 3 & 4, workshop/Rescue

Day 6

  • Teaching in Open water
  • Specialty Diver course


  • Dive Theory exam practice and review

Day 7

  • 3rd Classroom presentation
  • 2nd Standards exam practice and review


  • Open Water presentation 1 & 2, Rescue workshop

Day 8

  • Risk Management
  • Learning Instruction and the PADI System
  • Dive Theory and Standards workshop


  • Skills practice, Presentations practice, Rescue workshop… in confined water

Day 9

  • Dive Theory practice exam and review
  • Standards exam practice and review


  • EFR Instructor part one

Day 10

  • Dive Theory practice exam and review
  • Standards exam practice and review


  • EFR Instructor part 2
Instructor Exam

The purpose of the IE is to evaluate your knowledge and skills in order to make sure they are sufficient to earn a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. It is an evaluation program that tests your teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, water-skills, understanding of the PADI System and attitude and professionalism. The IE is a standardized evaluation conducted by Instructor Examiners who work for the various PADI Offices.
The IE is run by professional PADI Instructor Examiners from the local PADI Regional Headquarters, which goes a long way to ensure that your Instructor assessments are correct and without bias.
You will be tested both on your dive theory and knowledge as well as your personal dive skills and teaching presentations and these will occour in a classroom type environment, additionally these exams take place in both confined (pool) and open water (normally the beach if local dive conditions allow) environments. Confined water environments for the PADI IE is normally restricted to swimming pools to aid administration and logistics.
To pass the IE and to get certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you have to succesfully meet the standards in every section of the Instructor Examination or IE. If you fail at your first attempt at the IE you will be permitted to take a second IE. Your second IE is not allowed to be taken within 5 days of the first and if you wait longer than 1 year after the first one you will need to either take a full IDC again or apply to PADI.
Here’s the general schedule of the 2-day PADI IE
PADI IE with PADI representative
Day 1

  • Orientation
  • Dive Theory exams
  • Standards and Procedures exam


  • Confined water presentation and skills circuit
  • Knowledge development presentation

Day 2

  • Open Water Presentation and Rescue #7
How to proceed

Sign up for the course and get your IDC Crew-Pak which includes other reference materials, like the PADI Guide To Teaching, underwater cue cards, and other materials that you’ll need during the course.
From this page, select the pre-scheduled IDC date and check add-ons and confirm understanding of the inclusions and exclusions. The total are automatically recomputed as you play around with the options. When you are all set, just hit “Book Now” and follow the normal checkout procedure like ordinarily would when making any online transaction (booking a hotel, airline tickets, buying products, etc).

We require advance booking of at least 1 day before the start of the scheduled IDC. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.
For this course, we require a non-refundable course deposit of P15,000 (plus the materials, if applicable) to secure your seat, and a full payment of the balance on the start of the IDC. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.
We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.
ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.
Teaching Team
Darwin Bawasanta – Course Director
Rikka Mae Estampador – IDC Staff Instructor
Phillip Badar – IDC Staff Instructor
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Executive/Weekend PADI IDC Package


Book your excutive or weekend-only PADI IDC with Dive Funatics here in Cebu, Philippines – where everything is accessible, convenient, and comfortable in our warm, tropical, urban paradise! This program is designed to cater to the working individuals who don’t have time to attend a 2 full-week program because of work or business related commitments. You don’t have to trade your jobs to become an instructor, no need to take a 2-week off to attend the course. Be in control!

After the completion of your Executive IDC, you can enroll on the PADI IE and become a PADI scuba instructor.

IDC Course Inclusions

  • 12 training days
  • IDC Prep
  • EFR Instructor & Care For Children Instructor
  • IDC eLearning
  • tanks, weights, instruction & signed application form
  • two (2) Dive Funatics IDC Shirt (one for each day of the IE
  • FREE keychain stamp with your name and your PADI pro number (you can use this when logging your students’ future dives!)
  • add-ons may be selected for total flexibility

Not included, are

  • PADI IDC Crewpak / EFRI Manual
  • PADI IDC Application Fees
  • PADI Instructor Examination Fee
  • PADI Specialty Application Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, refreshments and dive equipment

How to qualify for IDC

If you are a Divemaster, at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development course, provided that you:

  • hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization
  • submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • have been a certified diver for at least six months
  • have at least 60 logged dives to begin the course; 100 to participate in the IE
  • have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving
  • have CPR & First Aid training issued in the last 24 months.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply. Ask us about it.

2023 IDC Schedules

This is a special / off-schedule class so we can arrange for your own schedule. Your IE can be taken anywhere after your IDC by registering your attendance with PADI Instructor Development a few weeks prior.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply. Ask us about it.

Required Things To Bring

Please note of the required materials, equipment and accessories to bring during your IDC.

  • IDC eRecord, Medical Clearance from your doctor, all your dive certification cards
  • PADI Crewpak with Decal (if you are not getting the crewpak from us)
  • Complete equipment as prescribed by the Instructor Manual for dive professionals (Jacket type BCD included)
  • Your own Sidemount Rig (if taking the Sidemount Specialty Instructor course)
  • Ropes (for knot tying)
  • Pocket Masks
  • RDP Table and eRDPml

Required Course Materials *

Option to order the course materials through us