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Philippines PADI IDC Schedule

Below are the schedules for the PADI IDC Prep Course, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the PADI Instructor Exam (IE).


Instructor Preparation Course
IE Location
Feb 3-6
Feb 7-18
Feb 19-20
Apr 1-4
Apr 5-16
Apr 17-18
May 20-23
May 24-Jun 4
Jun 5-6
Jul 25-28
Jul 29- Aug 9
Aug 10-11
Sep 23-26
Sep 27-Oct 8
Oct 9-10
Nov 19-22
Nov 23-Dec 4
Dec 5-6

Please note: IE Dates and Location are subject to change by PADI which may affect the IDC schedule slightly.

2019 dates are expected to be similar to 2018 dates.
They will be announced in September 2018, based on PADI's IE schedule.

Typical PADI IDC Schedule

Day Course
1-3 IDC Preparation Course
4-6 Assistant Instructor (AI)
7 Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) /Rest Day
8-12 Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
13 Mock IE
14-15 Instructor Exam (IE)
15 or 16 IE Party!
17 onwards Specialty Instructor Ratings (optional)
17 onwards Learn to Teach program (optional)

Please note: Schedule subject to change
Specialty Instructor ratings may be integrated into Days 1-13

Please note that Assistant Instructor and EFRI courses can also be taught at any time. Even the IDC can sometimes be taught on demand and it may be possible to arrange one-on-one courses.

Rest days may also be scheduled, and these can also be used as study days or skill practice days with the IDC staff, or you can go on dives with Thresher Shark Divers: usually you will get some FREE dives with your package!


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