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In 2009, WaterColors Boracay Diving Adventures ran its first PADI Instructor Development Course with great success.

WaterColors has been open since 1998 and with the experience of the owners, Ethel and Martin, it has gained a good reputation as a PADI dive center in Boracay and the Philippines, from a PADI 5-Star Dive Resort status and then rising to the PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centre status.

This year WaterColors Boracay Dive Resort also received the 2014 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award for a collection of good reviews from our guests and divers not only for the resort accommodation but equally for our scuba diving services.

Why Boracay and WaterColors?

The Philippines is now well and truly on the dive map. With many of its marine areas still unexplored, it is an exciting and challenging place to dive and has something to offer to all levels from novice to top level divers. The Philippines offers a cross section of diving with wrecks, reefs, muck diving and a vast array of marine life. With undeveloped tropical islands to explore, dive and rest on after the IDC, Boracay is an ideal place to take your dive career to the next level.
We offer IDC courses in English, Russian, French, German, Swedish, Spanish and Tagalog.


Why WaterColors? Many divers and past Divemasters (now Instructors) believe we are the island's best, friendliest and most relaxed Dive Centre on the island, and we do pride ourselves in that respect. We are here to help you have both fun, and to become PADI Pros,  DM's and Instructors through the solid educational system set by PADI.

 

What is a PADI IDC?

An IDC, or Instructor Development Course, is a program that teaches you basic scuba instructional techniques and how to successfully use the PADI System of Diver Education.

An IDC, or Instructor Development Course, is a program that teaches you basic scuba instructional techniques and how to successfully use the PADI System of Diver Education.
The PADI IDC is in 2 parts, the Assistant Instructor (AI) phase and the Open Water Scuba Instructor phase (OWSI). These can be taken separately but are more often than not done together. The courses show you how to structure and present your diving knowledge and skills in a fun and structured format using a classroom (Knowledge Development), a pool (confined water) and in the sea (open water) as well as ensuring your understanding of the PADI standards and procedures that we all use.

PADI Assistant Instructor (AI)

The AI course is a 4 day course where you will be introduced to basic teaching techniques and teaching diving skills. You will learn how to demonstrate and teach skills from the Open Water Course in confined water, learn teaching in the classroom where you present short "prescriptive" sessions. Plus you will gain knowledge on how to teach and control open water students as well as students taking Continuing Educational Courses in open water. You will also take a look at the various courses and programs an Assistant Instructor can teach.

PADI IDC ONLINE

Do the PADI IDC online for 7 to 8 hours and save 3 days in the IDC!

For those of you with little time to spare, the PADI e-Learning can help you prepare for the IDC in general terms, although there is absolutely no substitute for the practical hands on sessions that you will go through.

You have a choice of accomplishing part of the IDC thru the PADI E-Learning or the PADI IDC Online. You can start right now! The online portion of the course covers nine topics which prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. Through PADI's eLearning® system and practical segments of the IDC, you are introduced to the complete PADI System of Diver Education, and you learn to use it as a professional dive educator - a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor. The PADI IDC online will take approximately 7 - 8 hours to complete. Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, WaterColors is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program.

At the end of the eLearning program, please remember to print out your e-Learning record and bring that with you at the start of your IDC at WaterColors.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

The OWSI phase takes another four days during which time you will refine many of the skills and lessons learned on the AI phase. You will be asked to demonstrate more water skills at teaching levels both in Confined and Open Water sessions. Work on not only doing, but demonstrating your rescue skills, and back in the classroom, giving at least one more presentation.

Your Course Director is always willing and on hand for offering "hints, tips and suggestions" to improve as and where necessary. Equally the staff that work here at WaterColors always seem to have a smile on their faces and are willing to chat and be helpful. We are a great team after all.

By the end of the IDC (AI and OWSI phases) you will be ready to sit your Instructor Examination and go on and become good professional PADI Instructors.

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)

The EFRI Course certifies you to teach EFR Primary Care/Secondary Care and Care for Children. Because EFR is a prerequisite for becoming an OWSI, there is no way you can forgo this course. The EFRI lasts for 1 day and is scheduled either between the AI Course and the OWSI phases or after the OWSI Course. Normally Day Five!

Specialty Instructor Training Program

These courses enable you to conduct a variety of Specialty Instructor Courses (many to choose from) that interest you, and therefore you can offer more to your students. The course gives you valuable teaching and marketing tips as well as hands on, in water skills that you can take to your own students. Plus, as an added bonus, if you decide to take an Instructor Specialty Course, you will be eligible to teach that particular course yourself immediately on your application to PADI being approved. Otherwise you would have to wait and teach 25 courses to any level before you could teach that Specialty. So it makes sense to do the Specialty Courses as that way you can earn your money back quicker.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

The MSDT program is a minimum of five Speciality Instructor certifications that you earn as an OWSI, and can therefore teach those five extra Specialty Courses to your own students. This gains you a solid reputation within the dive industry, gives you more earning power and makes you far more employable because of your skills and expertise. Probably the most sought after Specialties here on Boracay (and indeed elsewhere) are Deep, Wreck, Nitrox (EANx) Digital Underwater Photographer, Underwater Naturalist and Night Diver.  

The PADI Instructor Examinations (IE)

The IDC finishes with a 2 day evaluation program conducted by examiners from PADI. In order to enter an IE you must have successfully completed an IDC or OWSI in the past 12 months and have logged 100 dives. On your Instructor Examination you will be required to take and pass (75% or better) the

The IE consists of:

 

  • PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures exam. This is an Open Book Examination where 75 % is the minimum passing score.
  • 5 Dive Theory Exams: Physics, Physiology, Recreational Dive Planner (table, and eRDPml), Equipment and  Skills and the Environment.
  • Give one Confined Water Presentation (one skill)
  • Demonstration of 5 skills from the PADI Skill Circuit
  • Give one Open Water Presentation (two skills)
  • Demonstration of Exercise 7 from the PADI Rescue Diver Course using either pocket mask or mouth to mouth.
  •  A General Diving Skills Assessment of your diving skills during the pool and open water skills
  • Attitude and Professionalism: an assessment made by PADI staff, in particular looking at your professionalism, dress, conduct and interaction with both staff and fellow candidates.

 

IDC Staff Instructor Course

This course is divided into two parts:

 

  • A three (3) day pre-assessment with your Course Director where you will learn about IDC candidate evaluation in the classroom as well as in the water, plus how to counsel future IDC Candidates, and get to now and understand the IDC philosophy. You will also be expected to give an IDC Confined Water and Academic Classroom presentation yourself.
  • The second half consists of auditing an entire IDC, evaluating candidates with your Course Director. IDC Staff Instructors are qualified to staff IDCs and are invaluable to any IDC team. IDC Staff are also qualified to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course independently.
    Another way of completing the IDC Staff course is to take part one as mentioned above, but instead of auditing a complete IDC with candidates, the IDC Staff Instructor can opt for simply delivering segments of all the Assistant Instructor phase of the IDC as academic presentations. This is the best option if you the IDC Staff Candidate are short on time and with no IDC available at that time. However, by far the better, best and more professional approach would be to audit a complete IDC. You simply learn so much about PADI, the system, about evaluating and so on. An invaluable course for those Instructors wishing to become Master Instructors or even Course Directors in the future.  

 

PRICELIST OF COURSES AND PACKAGES

Course Name Includes Does NOT Include Price (PHP)

Divemaster Bronze

10 Day program with Own Equipment


10 Day program without Own Equipment (Renting)

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees.

45,000

 

55,000

 

 

 

 

Divemaster Internship

4 Weeks Internship, Unlimited Diving, with own
Dive Equipment. Plus Two Specialties.
4 Weeks Internship, Unlimited Diving, without own Dive Equipment (Renting), Plus Two specialities.

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

58,000

70,000

 

 

 

 

Divemaster Internship Silver
(Master Scuba Diver Package)

4 Weeks Internship, Unlimited Diving, and with own Dive Equipment. Plus FIVE Specialties. MSD!!
4 Weeks Internship, Unlimited Diving, without own Dive Equipment (Renting) Plus FIVE Specialities. MSD!!

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

75,500


87,500

 

 

 

 

Divemaster Internship Gold

4 Weeks Internship, Unlimited Diving, EFRI, and Preparation Course with own Dive Equipment
4 Weeks Internship, Unlimited Diving, EFRI, and Preparation Course without own Dive Equipment

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

75,500


87,500

 

 

 

 

Divemaster/OWSI Platinum

As with Divemaster Internship Gold, but with added Nine Day IDC...assuming with own equipment

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

125,000

 

 

 

 

Assistant Instructor
Silver

Four Day Assistant Instructor Program
Stand Alone

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

22,500

 

 

 

 

Assistant Instructor
Gold

Four Day Assistant Instructor Program
Plus EFRI

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

35,000

 

 

 

 

Open Water Scuba Instructor  Silver

Four Day Open Water Scuba Instructor
Stand Alone

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

32,500

 

 

 

 

Open Water Scuba Instructor  Gold

Four Day Open Water Scuba Instructor
Plus EFRI

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

45,000

 

 

 

 

Instructor Development Course (IDC)  Gold

Full IDC, EFRI and TWO Specialty Instructor Courses. Two FREE Sp. Reef Diver and Underwater Naturalist

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

67,500

Course Name Includes Does NOT Include Price (PHP)

Instructor Development Course (IDC)  Platinum

Three Day Preparation Course, Full IDC, EFRI and TWO Specialty Instructor Courses, Reef Diver and Underwater Naturalist

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

79,500

 

 

 

 

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Gold

Full MSDT Program with FIVE Specialties

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

29,500

 

 

 

 

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Platinum

Full MSDT Program with TEN Specialties

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

52,500

 

 

 

 

Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor

Full IDC Staff Course, auditing a complete IDC, plus three days of Evaluation Training

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

28,000

 

 

 

 

Individual Instructor Specialties Includes Does NOT Include Price (PHP)

EANx

Includes all academic training Without Dives
Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

7,500
10,000

 

 

 

 

Boat Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Reef Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Deep Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With Two Dives

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

15,000

 

 

 

 

Night Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Wreck Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With Two Dives

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

15,000

 

 

 

 

Dry Suit Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Individual Instructor Specialties Includes Does NOT Include Price (PHP)

Computer Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Multilevel Diver Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Equipment Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training No Dives

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

7,500

 

 

 

 

Underwater Naturalist Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Underwater Navigator Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Underwater Photographer Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Specialty

Includes all Academic Training With One Dive

Manuals and other required materials and PADI Fees

10,000

 

 

 

 

 

*All the courses will take place in an air-conditioned room. We can also arrange basic accommodation and lunch during the course.

**Please note that the above courses do not include the PADI fees, applications or materials.

*** All the above prices are in PHILIPPINE PESO (PHP) and are subject to change without prior notice.

Saving Tip: We offer discounts and other perks when you book and pay for the course in advance. Contact us to inquire about the details.

IDC Program

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Score
Confined Water 3.4
Presentations 3.5
Open Water 3.5
Score
Standards Exams min. 75%
Dive Theory - 5-part Exams 75% on each part
Skill Evaluation 3.0 on 20 skills or 68 points
Rescue 100%

You will demonstrate competence at

  • performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation.
  • performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 meters using a mask, snorkel and fins.

During the course you'll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part.

The materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI's core courses (Open Water and Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • Instructor Development Course Candidate Workbook and related reference materials
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual

NOTES:

*Dates and prices are subject to change due to inclement weather or other events beyond our control.

**IE dates refer to PADI scheduled IEs in Boracay.

***PADI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule IEs.

****WaterColors will help you find the next most convenient IE schedule and location for you, in case PADI cancels the Boracay IE.

 

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OR CONTACT:

WaterColors Dive Resort
WaterColors - Boracay Diving Adventures
www.watercolors.ph

idc@watercolors.ph

info@watercolors.ph
Mobile: +63 91 555 222 31
Fax: +63 36 288 6746
Skype.com name: watercolorsdiveresort or watercolors.south
Mailing Address: 8C One Gateway Place,
Pioneer Street corner Robinson Road,
Mandaluyong City MM 1550
PHILIPPINES

WaterColors - North
Near Willy's Rock
Balabag, Boracay Island
Malay, Aklan 5608
Telephone: +63 36 288 6745
Telefax: +63 36 288 6746

WaterColors - South
Near Boat Station 3
Ambulong, Boracay Island
Malay, Aklan 5608
Telephone: +63 36 288 5166
Telephone: +63 36 288 6735

E-Mail: idc@watercolors.ph


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