SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Instructor Development Philippines
Website SCUBA Diving Center:
www.instructordevelopmentphilippines.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Country:
Philippines
Island/State/City:
Dauin
Green Fins Member:
Yes

Teaching and Diving Conditions

Confined water dives (confined open water or swimming pool):
Two private pools on-site give you a great flexibility and luxury in preparing your Confined Water Teaching Presentations. Two out of three IE's are held at our facility so you will be 100% familiar with your CW site for your IE.
Open water dive conditions:
Your OW training site is just on our housereef. No long transfers required to get to your OW site. The conditions are generally calm. It is tropical water diving with 15-30m visibility at 27-29 C year round.
Classroom details:
Two designated IDC classrooms with a personal tablet for each candidate with all PADI Touch products and manuals, airconditioning, WiFi, water/coffee/tea, snacks, large SMART TV's with HDMI, whiteboards, private desk each. Classrooms are open 24/7 for you to study in. The classrooms have many windows so you can see outside.
Things to see on fun dives:
10 free fun dives included in every package, boat diving! Apo Island is world famous for its well preserved coral reef. Dauin has great macro diving with hairy frogfish, wonderpus, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, etc. Sumilon Island is a day trip and offers nice reefs with blacktip and whitetip reefshark
House Reef:

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
Tec Sidemount, Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures.
Freediving courses:
No
Business related courses:
Free Equipment Service Workshop for Apeks & Aqualung gear with official certificate (allows you to officially service Apeks/Aqualung gear) Dive center management program of two different PADI 5* Career Development Centers, a CV Clinic and Job Assistance Program
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Our sister company Institute for Marine Research offers you the opportunity of a one-day Marine Research Introduction Program for free. There are many available options after that. All of our IDC's include the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris specialty, we believe PADI Instructors need to be role-models for marine conservation.
Internships:
All our candidates have the opportunity to add a 2 week complimentary ‘Learn to Teach Program’, which can be taken before/after your IDC. This program gives you the opportunity to assist our instructors on courses, teach under supervision and certify your own students while learning from the best!
Other courses:
Free Adaptive Techniques Workshop during IDC! After IDC option for Specialty Instructor Courses: Adaptive Techniques AWARE Shark Boat Deep Dig. U/W Photo Drift Emergency O2 Equipment Specialist Fish ID Night Nitrox Search & Recover Sidemount U/W Naturalist U/W Navigation Wreck

Local Prices

(Indication of your other expenses)
How to get to the SCUBA diving center from the airport:
Pickup service from Dumaguete (Sibulan) Airport to Instructor Development Philippines is 40 mins. Alternatively a tricycle is half the price.
Transportation costs of description above:
800 PHP (USD 16.36)
Low budget accommodation (could be a dormitory):
450 PHP (USD 9.20)
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
80 PHP (USD 1.64)
Beer in a bar:
60 PHP (USD 1.23)

SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Tim Latimer
Name:
Tim Latimer
Languages spoken:
English
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2013
Number of courses per year:
7
Additional information:
2018 PADI Platinum Course Director 2019 PADI Silver Course Director
Website:
www.instructordevelopmentphilippines.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Berlinda Koolen
Name:
Berlinda Koolen
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2017
Number of courses per year:
7
Additional information:
IDC Coordinator and correspondent for all IDC emails 2019 PADI Platinum Course Director 2018 PADI Platinum Course Director
Website:
www.instructordevelopmentphilippines.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Chelsea Waters
Name:
Chelsea Waters
Languages spoken:
English
Highest certification level:
Other
Certification level mentioned above since:
2017
Number of courses per year:
12
Additional information:
Marine Biologist and Director of Institute for Marine Research PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Website:
www.institutemarineresearch.org (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Rafael Manrique
Name:
Rafael Manrique
Languages spoken:
English, Spanish
Highest certification level:
Other
Certification level mentioned above since:
2017
Number of courses per year:
12
Additional information:
Marine Biologist and Director of Institute for Marine Research PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Website:
www.institutemarineresearch.org (Please mention Dive O'Clock)

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
PADI 5* IDC with Research Assistant Internship
Website:
instructordevelopmentphilippines.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
Instructor
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:
PADI

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of preparation days
3
Number of course days
53
Number of examination days
2
Number of extra days
2
Total
60

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

Minimum/maximum number of students per dive course:
1 - 8
Average number of students per dive course:
4
Average number of certified assistants (divemaster / staff instructor ) helping:
4

Team of Dive Professionals

How much is done by the dive instructor himself:
We work as a team and there will be several people involved in the teaching / less than half by the same dive professional
Dive instructor joining the students at the exams for support.:
Additional languages by team of dive professionals:
English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
293000 PHP (USD 5993.07)
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • Instructor course
  • Instructor course materials
Other things that are included in this package:
4 week Research Assistant Internship, Accommodation, Full Board, Emergency O2 Specialty, Dive Against Debris Specialty, Learn to Teach internship, Equipment Service Workshop, Adaptive Techniques Workshop, use of a personal tablet with all PADI Touch products, 2x t-shirt, cap, stationary kit, IE Party

Starting Dates

1 October 2020
Instructor Course PADI 5* IDC with Research Assistant Internship - Dauin - Philippines

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