Welcome to Thresher Shark Divers...

...and congratulations on your decision to become a PADI Diving Instructor!

Thresher Shark Divers is one of the premier PADI 5 Star diving instructor training facilities in the Philippines. We are a PADI CDC (Career Development Center), the elite of PADI Dive Centers, which should be your top choice when choosing a center to continue your career.

Depending on your current level of certification and your career goals we can put together a PADI IDC package just for you. Whether you are a non-diver or an experienced PADI Divemaster we will design your own tailored program. We offer everything from a private 6 day PADI IDC course to a 9 month dive internship training package to go from non-diver to PADI Staff Instructor.

Malapascua in the Philippines is a great place to do your Dive Instructor Course. With its white beaches and aqua blue waters, the surroundings are idyllic. And while you are here you will get to experience some of the best diving in the world: underwater wonders like the thresher sharks and manta rays, the wrecks, the macro and muck diving and incredible mandarin fish night dive.  Where else can you start each day of your PADI IDC with an early morning shark dive?!

Which PADI Dive Instructor Course is best for you?

Currently a new or new-ish diver?

  • If you have never dived, or are Open Water, Advanced or Rescue why not try one of our PADI Instructor Internship programs that includes you PADI Divemaster Course?

Currently a PADI Divemaster?

  • Your IDC includes a free IDC Prep Course and the IE party afterwards. We also offer an assortment of options for extras to add on before and/or after, such as a DM Refresher, "Learn to Teach" and technical diving.

Short on time?

  • If you are in a hurry, contact us to find out more about a fast program using PADI eLearning. We also offer one-on-one PADI IDCs scheduled just for you!

Already a PADI Instructor?

  • Enhance you qualifications and marketability with PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, TSD's PADI MSDT Prep Program and the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course. We offer regularly scheduled training, but with our in-house Course Director, these courses can be offered on request.
  • And if you are ready for a new challenge, why not become a PADI Technical Instructor?
  • If you are a PADI Instructor and have let your membership lapse, contact us for a PADI Status Update to get back into teaching status.
PADI IDC Malapascua skills, pool session, rescue training
So why not combine your PADI Instructor training with some amazing diving and come and join the TSD family for your PADI IDC?!
PADI IDC Thresher Shark
Shark dives available every day - even during your IDC!
PADI IDC 5 Star Dive Center

Already a Dive Instructor with another agency (SSI, NAUI, CMAS etc)?

  • It is easy to do an Instructor Crossover during any PADI IDC.

The most professional PADI Instructor course you can get!

And we're not just saying that - Thresher Shark Divers and its instructors have won many PADI awards including Silver and Platinum Course Director ratings, regional awards and countless Certificates of Recognition for Excellence. Read more....