About us…

PADI IDC and Diving Internships in the Philippines

Thresher Shark Divers is an award-winning PADI 5* IDC Center, located on Malapascua Island in the beautiful Visayas region of the Philippines.

TSD is known as one of the top PADI Instructor Development facilities in the Philippines and you will not get a better start to your life as a PADI Professional than at TSD!


Our contributors


Andrea Agarwal, PADI Master Instructor #468796

I first came to Malapascua 9 years ago, lured by the though of seeing the elusive thresher shark, and simply put, I never left!  I am the co-founder and owner of Thresher Shark Divers and oversee all the intern programs. I will probably be your first contact when you e-mail us about IDC programs. Before you arrive, I will help you with program options and logistics to build the program that is best for you.

I am a PADI Master Instructor and over my many years in diving have taught in three continents. As well as assisting you before and during your stay, I may be on staff during your IDC. I am also an EFR Instructor Trainer.


Richard Reardon – PADI Course Director #624779

It was 1999 when I learnt to dive in Egypt, and it was love at first breath. It was very soon after this initial underwater experience that I decided to live the life of a PADI Instructor.  Since leaving England ten years ago, I have been fortunate enough to live and teach diving in many fantastic and exotic countries.  Having completed my Divemaster course in Thailand and my IDC in Indonesia, I have worked in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Egypt, Palau and am currently residing in the Philippines.  Becoming a PADI Pro changed my life forever, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I can help you make that change too…

Teaching Experience:

  • 1000+ PADI certifications
  • 10 years as a PADI Professional
  • 8 years experience in Instructor Development Courses
  • Awarded four PADI Certificates Of Excellence


  • PADI Course Director
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Fish ID Instructor Trainer
  • Drift Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor Trainer
  • Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Naturalist Instructor Trainer
  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Boat Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Reef Shark Awareness Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Care for Children and AED Instructor Trainer
  • 25 Specialty Instructor ratings

So, come to the idyllic tropical island of Malapascua, off the northern tip of Cebu in the Philippines, and learn what it takes to be a successful PADI professional…

Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island

Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island

If you’re interested in completing your PADI Divemaster or Instructor courses in the Philippines, please send us an e-mail for further details…

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