PADI IDC, January 2016

  Well, 2015 is over, and what a good year it was for all on Malapascua, home to Thresher Shark Divers. We had many divers come and go. Some came just for a few days to see our famous thresher sharks. And some came for for much longer to train as PADI professionals; our intern […]

PADI IDC, September 2015

  As always, our PADI IDCs seem to come around very quickly, and September was no different. This month we hit the ground running with four candidates joining us from three continents. Kate who is from Scotland joined us as an Advanced Open Water Diver. She wanted to complete her diving internship at TSD and made her way […]

PADI IDC, March 2015

We had 4 candidates for this month’s PADI IDC: Philipp from Germany came to us just to complete his Divemaster but ended up staying on for the IDC as he wants to make diving his career. He was joined by his girlfriend, Aivin, who also learned to dive whilst here, so that was a nice […]

PADI IDC on Malapascua, December 2014

  This was the last PADI IDC of 2014 and what a successful year it has been for professional training at TSD! Our candidates were a varied bunch from Poland, England, Finland  and Zimbabwe. Kris and Markus came to us just for the IDC.  Mitch completed his Divemaster course with us earlier this year, and […]

July’s PADI IDC on Malapascua Island

  The Course Directors Bas van Riemsdijk is from the Netherlands and he used to work with his father in high-end fashion, living in the city, wearing custom suits and shirts with cufflinks. But then 22 years ago, he started diving in Greece and loved it. One thing led to another and eventually he sold […]

The latest PADI IDC on Malapascua, May 2014

  The May Instructor Development Course (IDC) at TSD was a team effort and saw the return of Course Director (CD) Mark Soworka to Malapascua to join Thresher Shark Divers‘ own CD Jason Orage to teach the course together. This IDC was very popular, with people from all corners of the globe coming to Malapascua. We […]

PADI Technical Instructor Courses – and more – come to Malapascua Island!!!

  We are very excited that long-time TSD instructor, Jason Orage, has recently joined our Dive Careers Instructor Development team as our on-site Course Director! Jason now becomes the only  full-time CD on Malapascua Island. This means we can again offer year round Instructor level courses such as one-on-one PADI IDCs, PADI Speciality Instructor ratings and PADI IDC Staff Instructor […]

PADI IDC on Malapascua Island, March 2014

Another PADI IDC program just ended on Malapascua Island, Philippines. It was a very busy month for Course Director Bas as he proved that we can adapt for people with very different needs. Master Instructor Jason Orage was on hand to help out and was also in preparation for his own Course Director Training Course at the end of the month, […]