PADI IDC in the Philippines

Do it in the Philippines

Get to South East Asia to learn how to teach diving

Malapascua, Philippines

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort
Logon, Daanbantayan Cebu 6013, Philippines

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Looking for a Different place to do your PADI IDC? Tire of the same all same destinations, then Malapascua in the Philippines is the right place for your PADI IDC!

Have you dreamt of leaving it all behind? Are you fed up with the daily routine, the commute to work and the cold rainy days? Have you often thought of travelling the world, living in tropical places and diving every day with new people in exciting locations? Become a PADI Instructor and you can have it all. It’s never too late.

Exotic Dive Resort is the only 5* National Geographic Instructor Development Centre (IDC) on Malapascua Island. We promise small, exclusive courses with hands on individualized service to guarantee your success. Our friendly experienced staff is dedicated to helping you prepare and succeed in both the instructor development course (IDC) and the instructor exam (IE). Our aim is not only to supply you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a PADI instructor, but to ensure you become a confident and competent one.

Teaching people to dive is a rewarding and enjoyable experience and we want to help you reach your dream


Exotic Dive Resort was the first dive shop established on Malapascua in 1998. We pride ourselves on being the best in customer service and continue to set the standard with our PADI courses, IDC’s, divemaster internships and general knowledge of local dive sites.

Set on a secluded section of Bounty Beach, Exotic Resort is the ideal place for conducting Instructor Development Courses. Our quiet tranquil setting, away from the crowds and touts of the public beach, will ensure that all our candidates can find the necessary peace and quiet required to be able to focus and enjoy the course.

Our brand new custom built multimedia center was designed specifically for Instructor Development Courses and is the only one of its kind on the island. We guarantee a peaceful studying environment with all modern facilities and stunning panoramic views of Bounty Beach. The classroom is available at all times for our candidates to utilize quiet facilities, internet service, dive library and PADI materials to help study throughout their IDC.

As the largest dive resort on Malapascua we have a fleet of 4 large dive bankas, 2 flat boats and the only speed boat on the island which allows us to have a dedicated IDC boat and crew available at all times. There are a number of different dive sites that are suitable for conducting the in water sessions of the course and our experienced captains and crews will ensure the best locations at all times.

We are the only dive resort that can offer in house, budget accommodation at the best prices. Our specially designed Instructor and divemaster rooms are situated in the middle of the resort, about 100mts from the beach, in a tranquil setting. The rooms were built with the budget traveller in mind, simple, private, quiet, individual fan styled bungalows, with shared bath that are only available to our Exotic IDC or DM candidates. We can guarantee you will not find nicer or more economical accommodation anywhere on the island. The rooms have guaranteed 24 hour power, clean facilities, security and a wonderfully relaxing environment.