PADI Instructor Development Courses with Savedra

The IDC Philippines Instructor course is a two week PADI program consisting of two levels, the PADI Assistant Instructor and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program. Assistant instructors need only attend the second part of the program whilst Divemasters will attend the full program. Savedra typically run four Instructor Development Courses every year.

Why train with Savedra Dive Center

We keep our prices as competitive as possible and our packages in plain English, what we quote is what you pay, no hidden costs.

Price Guarantee, find an equivalent program locally for less and we will match it

All of our package prices include all material and PADI fees, no surprises. Not all dive centers do this so be sure what is, and what is not, included when comparing.

We keep our groups small, we enjoy teaching these programs and want you to enjoy them too. Small groups mean you get the attention you need during training

Free scuba diving during your program, join any of our scheduled trips during free time. This is a diving course after all, get wet and have some fun.

We train you to be a dive instructor, not to pass an IE. This means we aim to turn out a confident, and competent, dive professional, success at the IE is a natural outcome of this.

Full support from us during the PADI IE, we will not leave you till the jobs done. Let us worry about logistics and everything else allowing you to enjoy the experience.

Lots of extra workshops covering Tec diving, Knots, dive planning and more. This comes back to preparing you for your new career, tips from the pros.

Exclusive access to our online classroom. Here you will find all of the reference materials you need in one place plus some unique content to help with your studies.

Book 30 days or more in advance of the course date and get a free EANx and O2 Provider Instructor course

What does it cost?


Course materials referred to as crewpacks may vary in price depending on where you buy them, we do not aim to profit on these and you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. Be aware PADI require the proof of purchase hologram that comes with the IDC crewpack to be attached to your instructor application. Please let us know the PADI product numbers of any crewpacks you intend to buy so we can be sure you are getting the latest version. It can take some time to obtain crewpacks in languages other than English so please give us as much warning as possible.

The courses The two primary courses are the IDC and EFR Instructor program, see below for these course costs. You may also wish to enroll on specialty instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) training, individual specialty instructor programs cost 5000 PHP, buy 5 or more together and we will discount them all by 10%.

PADI charges PADI fees are made up of examination and registration fees. See below for a breakdown. You get two instructor specialty courses free with your IDC, see special offers below. These fees are payable directly to PADI by cheque or card on the first day of your IE.

Briefly summarized your costs are

Course Fees

Instructor Development Course  50,000 PHP
EFR Instructor Course 10,000 PHP
Total 60,000 PHP

Material Costs
IDC Crewpack (materials) 25,000 PHP
EFR Instructor Manual 5000 PHP
Total 30,000 PHP

PADI IE Fee $785.00 AUD 
PADI OWSI Fee $227.00 AUD
EFR Instructor Fee $156.00 AUD
Specialty Instructor Fee (X1) 89.00 AUD (each)
Total $1346.00 AUD


Our Instructor Development Course dates for 2016 & 2017

Program monthIDC startIDC endIE dateIE location
November 2016November 13thNovember 27thNovember 28 & 29Moalboal
February 2017February 02ndFebruary 15th February 17 & 18Moalboal
March 2017 March 19thMarch 30thApril 1 & 2Moalboal
July 2017 July 26thAugust 6thAugust 8 & 9Moalboal
November 2017November 10th November 21st November 23 & 24Moalboal

Specialty Instructor & Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

As a newly decorated PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be able to teach all of the core courses from Scuba Diver, all the way to Dive Master. However you may wish to increase your employment and earning potential by qualifying to teach some PADI Specialties.

If you are signing up 30 days or more in advance of your IDC date then we will give you the PADI Enriched Air Instructor, plus your choice of either the Emergency O2 Provider or the Tec Gas Blender Instructor courses*. Past that you might be interested to teach subjects such as Deep, Sidemount, Night, Photography, Search and Recovery, Equipment Specialist and more. 

Specialty Instructor Courses are typically conducted over one day, we charge 5000 PHP per specialty, plus PADI make a registration charge, ask us for the latest costs. As special offer if you purchase 5 of more instructor specialties from us we will discount all of them by 10%.

*Candidates must meet course prerequisites to enroll, ask for more info

Diver Medical

Please note a diver medical is mandatory before any in-water training begins, and again at any time during a course when there is reason to believe your medical condition may have changed. You will need to present this form to your doctor, who in turn will need to sign the declaration that you are fit for scuba diving. You will not be able to participate in the program without this signed medical waiver, we suggest you have it done before arrival in Moalboal, as facilities here are basic.

How to Book

places are given strictly on a first come first served basis, in order to secure your place a deposit of at least 20% is required. This can be sent by back transfer or paid in cash. Deposits are non refundable, however if sufficient notice is given we may be able to transfer your place onto another IDC if you are unable to attend the one booked.

When you contact us to book your place please send us some information on your current certifications, tell us your total number of dives, how often you have been diving, and the conditions which you are experienced in. 

We also need to know the last time you took or refreshed an EFR or CPR and First aid program, these must be within 24 months of program start dates, otherwise a refresher may be needed.

Ready to book? Lets talk