Do your PADI IDC with Angel in the Philippines
Take your IDC in the Philippines with Angel Navarro, Platinum Course Director
He is now based in the Philippines on the beautiful island of Malapascua. Before coming to Malapascua, he was teaching IDCs in Utila, Honduras, and in the Galapagos Islands. He works with his partner Jo who is a Master Instructor, and they have a son, Marc, born in 2009.
What is the philosophy of your company?
Angel’s view is that an IDC should not just aim to get you through the IE, but should give you enough real-life tips and expert coaching to fully equip you for life as an Instructor.
At Exotic Dive Resort, Malapascua, Angel’s IDCs are 16 days in total – including a 3 day preparation program and the EFR Instructor course – and are scheduled to end a day or two in advance of the Instructor Exams.
Sixteen days may be a little longer than some courses offered by other IDC facilities, however it means that Angel’s schedule will be more relaxed, giving you more time to prepare your presentations, or for Angel to focus on any individual counseling that may be required. There will also be plenty of opportunity to go for some real dives to unwind and enjoy the pristine reefs and unique marine life around Malapascua.
Angel’s IDCs include workshops in knot-tying, lift bag exercises, CESAs and descents, as well as the 3 day preparation program where you can refresh and polish your dive theory knowledge as well as your demonstration quality skills.
And at the end of his IDC program Angel holds a two-day “mock” IE which includes all the components of the actual IE and works to the same timetable to make it as authentic as possible.
Quality is of utmost importance to Angel and Exotic Dive Resort. While there you will receive the best service from the resort and receive the best instruction. Angel feels a personal responsibility to the future students of his IDC candidates to create not just competent instructors, but the best instructors in every way.
Why should you take your IDC with Angel and Exotic?
Job Opportunities If you will be looking for work as an Instructor after your IDC, you couldn’t be better placed. There are many up and coming dive locations in the Philippines and you are always just a cheap flight from the world’s dive hot spots of Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia.
Support Angel’s help doesn’t end once you pass your IE. Angel will give you advice and assistance on how to prepare an attention-grabbing CV and what potential employers are really looking for in an instructor. Plus, Angel has extensive links and contacts within the global dive industry who know that he produces competent instructors and who ask him for recommendations on a regular basis. Even once you get yourself a job, we offer ongoing support and advice to all our candidates, wherever they are in the world. Read more about our IDCs on the site at the bottom of this page.
What does the future hold for Angel?
Angel has been the resident Course Director at Exotic since January 2011 and his plan is to develop the IDCs and professional-level courses, and for the resort to become a PADI Career Development Centre soon.
Exotic Dive Resort certainly has the facilities, location and the professional, experienced staff to make it a perfect choice for Divemaster and Instructor candidates who want to become dive professionals that stand out from the crowd.
They have plans for Digital Underwater Photography workshops and multi-media editing suites, coral reef check courses as well training in working with disabled divers.
Click on the photo to the right to view a photo gallery from a recent IDC class
Where are we?
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort
Logon, Daanbantayan Cebu 6013, Philippines