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PADI IDC Dive Instructor
Internship Course Packages

There are many different options you can have for your PADI Instructor Package. You can do anything from a 6 week Divemaster/IDC program up to the full 8 month Open Water to Instructor with teaching experience program. If you only want to do your IDC, you can get more info here. Your Divemaster and Instructor package can be individually tailored, depending on your previous diving experience and requirements. There are also many package upgrades you can choose. This is why we offer you a large range of options and build each package to suit you.

New divers: If you are not yet a certified diver, you will need a minimum 7 month program as you are required to have been a certified diver for at least 6 month prior to starting your IDC (Instructor Course).

Budget Dive Instructor Package

  • Open Water Diver (if required)
  • Advanced Open Water Diver (if required)
  • Emergency First Response & Care for Children (if required)
  • Rescue Diver (if required)
  • Divemaster
  • Emergency First Response & Care for Children Instructor Course
  • Instructor Development Course
  • PADI PIC certification fees for all non-professional courses

More details on courses

All required books and slates and teaching aids*
  • Open Water Diver Manual
  • Adventures in Diving manual
  • Rescue Diver Manual
  • Emergency First Response Manual
  • Care for Children Manual
  • Divemaster Manual
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Scuba Tuna Up Guide
  • Free - Diving Knowledge Workbook if needed
  • Current PADI Instructor Manual
  • EFR/CFC Instructor Manual and DVD's
  • IDC Crew Pak
  • RDP table, metric
  • eRDP-ML (electronic RDP)
  • Data Carrier
  • Accident Management Workslate
  • Divemaster slates (set of eight)
  • DSD Instructor Slate

*If you enter as an already certified diver, the price includes materials only for the courses you take with us.

PADI Application Fees
  • PADI Divemaster Application fees
  • PADI EFR/CFC Instructor Application fee
  • PADI IDC fee
  • PADI Instructor Exam (IE) fee
Other Fees
  • Marine sanctuary fee
Free diving
  • Free diving for the duration (limits apply).
Dive equipment
  • Optional: Dive equipment rental for the duration - mask, snorkel, fins, booties, wetsuit, BCD, regulator, weights, tank
  • Optional: Full set of personal dive equipment to keep, with all additional accessories needed to work as a Dive Pro. Free equipment rental for 1-2 weeks while you finalize your equipment needs.
  • 10% off other dive equipment purchases
  • Note: There are some items you should have of your own such as a pocket mask, cutting tool and signaling device. Also recommended is a dive computer/timing device.
  • Budget backpacker room
  • Upgrades are available
  • Electric and water
  • Airport pickup (optional extra)
  • Airline advice
Visa Renewal
  • Visa assistance - we will renew your visa, just give us your passport and we will arrange its renewal. No expensive immigration or border runs necessary.  (optional extra)
Employment Assistance
  • FREE one day job-seekers workshop after your IE
    • Tips and tricks on how to find work in the dive industry
    • Includes a CV writing practical
    • Submit your CV to actual job openings at the workshop
  • Free career advice and advice on job opportunities throughout your stay
  • Access to to the PADI employment board with hundreds of job listings every month.
  • Thresher Shark Divers t-shirts
  • Thresher Shark Divers log books
  • Tea and coffee on the boat
Optional free extras
  • Learn how to operate a compressor
  • Learn how to drive our boats
  • Learn how to run a dive shop
In the Pub Upstairs
  • Shark bite shot for every certification. Developed by the owners especially for our newly certified divers
  • The infamous snorkel test for our newly certified Divemasters. Mixed lethally by your Instructor in scuba training's ancient tradition.
  • IE party!!! After your certification as an instructor. No comment is necessary...
Internet Access
  • Free wi-fi (with your own mobile device)
  • Bars and restaurant
Most importantly...
    The chance to embark on the biggest adventure of your lifetime and change your life in ways you could never have imagined possible!!!

Premium Dive Instructor Package - The Full Monty

This is our full instructor package. We have tried to include everything you need in the package, with the exception of food, drink and personal items, as well as some special extras!

  • PADI Thresher Shark Diver Specialty Course, unique to TSD
  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course, to double your bottom time with the sharks
  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor Course, including free of charge the 10 nitrox dives required as a pre-requisite (Value P16,000)

More details on courses

All required books and slates and teaching aids*
  • Nitrox Crew Pak
  • Nitrox Instructor Manual
  • At Palm Place or similar in a standard room for the duration of your package
  • Upgrades and downgrades are available
  • Airport pickup
  • Airline advice
Visa Renewal
  • Two month package includes visa for 59 days
  • 3 or 4 month package includes visas for 119 days
  • 5 or 6 month package includes visas for 179 days

PADI IDC Dive Instructor Training Package Prices

Packages are priced on an individual basis so please contact us for your specially priced package. Please tell us

  • Current level of certification
  • Total number of logged dives so far
  • A little about your previous diving experience and goals for the future
  • Preferred duration and start state

Please note

  • If you enter as an already certified diver, the price includes materials only for the courses you take with us.
  • If you enter as a non-diver you will need to do a 6-7 month package unless you take a break in between (minimum package is 3 months). You need to have been a certified diver for 6 months and have 100 dives before becoming an instructor.
  • If you enter as a Rescue Diver, we assume you have a current EFR Primary and Secondary Care (CPR) certification. Please tell us if that you have otherwise.
  • Start dates. Intern programs can start at any time and be for any duration, but dates for the instructor course are fixed. See our IDC schedule.

If you are on a very tight budget, there are ways that you can cut down on the package price. Please contact us for ideas.

There are many package upgrades you can choose.

What else will you need to spend your money on?


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