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Please note the following important changes

Due to stricter rules for providing accommodations as instructed by the Philippines government, it has become difficult for us to provide the accommodation service, therefore we have made some changes to the premium and other services. Please note that we will suspend the free accommodation service until further notice.

MSU’s proven program to get fully qualified

PADI’s Instructor Development Program is an extremely valuable diving education program that is unrivaled by any other organization, and MSU’s course director has wide range of experience with experience of many IDC/IEs in multiple countries and have accumulated a great deal of expertise in getting instructor candidates to pass. The course is taught in English, Japanese, Tagalog or Visaya by a Japanese course director and his high quality IDC staff instructors. we provide high quality instructor development course at one of the lowest prices in the region. Please experience Cebu’s unique and complete PADI IDC/IE program with MSU.

IDC/IE Schedule

PADI’s IDC/IE has undergone major changes and has gone digital starting in 2020. Students must complete their self-study via e-learning by the day the IDC begins. This will take two to three weeks, so please complete your IDC reservation at least three weeks before the date of the IDC, counting backwards from the date of the IDC, purchase a crew pack, and start learning. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to let us know it.

StatusArrival DateIDC Start DateIDC End DateIEEFR Instructor
TBDMarch 2 2021March 3 2021March 16 2021March 17,18 2021March 19 2021
TBDApril 27 2021April 28 2021May 11 2021May 12, 13 2021May 14 2021
N/AJuly 2021
N/ASep. 2021
N/ANov. 2021

Important Notice

All IDC/IE participants must check in to their hotel at least one day prior to the start of the IDC. If you are arriving in Cebu on a late night or early morning flight, please make sure to arrive at least one day in advance so that you will not be disturbed on the day of the IDC.

With the start of the new IDC curriculum in 2020, the old IDC Crew Pack has been discontinued. Also, please note that all IDC materials must be purchased from MSU to participate in the IDC at MSU.

In order to use your time efficiently, please book your hotel in Mactan Island close to Maribago area.


View Price for the PADI IDC/IE Course

Additional Information

Course Duration17 Days
Prerequisites– Must be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent
– Must be at least 18 years old.
– Minimum of 60 logged dives, including night, deep and UW navigation dives.
– Must have been a certified diver for at least 6 months.
– EFRwithin the last 24 months.
– Be in good health for diving
– Medical questionnaire with a doctor’s signature within the last 12 months.
Equipment– Wetsuit (3mm or less)
– Fins (and boots if necessary)
– Mask & Snorkel
– BCD (Air2 or I3 is possible but not recommended)
– Regulators (with octopus)
– Diver’s knife
– Sound equipment (whistle or horn)
– SMB (surface marker buoy) & reel
Necessary Items– Writing utensils
– Bath towel
– Swimsuit
– Calculator
– Open Water C Card
– Advanced C Card
– Rescue C Card
– EFR C Card
– Dive Master C Card
– Medical questionnaire with doctor’s signature
– Log book with proof of number of dives
– Laptop computer (Windows 10)