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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).


Note: For 2015 dates, the IE dates are now fixed, but the prep course may start a few days earlier.

Instructor Preparation Course
IE Location
Jan 23-26
Jan 26-Feb 4
Feb 5-6
Mar 9-12
Mar 13-22
Mar 23-24
May 15-18
May 19 - 28
May 29-30
Jul 16-19
Jul 20-29
July 30-31
Sep 16-19
Sep 20-29
Sep 30-Oct 1
Dec 1-3
Dec 4-13
Dec 14-15

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

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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