PADI Instructor Development Course

Come and join our PADI Instructor Development Course at PADI 5* IDDR Resort ‘Thresher Cove Resort’. Right here on Malapascua.

Get the most out of your PADI IDC. First of all we offer small groups which allows for lots of personal attention. Secondly we offer great facilities, with an air conditioned classroom, a swimming pool and restaurant onsite. Most importantly though, you get to enjoy and work with a very experienced PADI Course Director; Camille Lemmens. He is ready to share his knowledge with you and prepare you to become the best PADI Instructor you can be.

Above all Camille teaches his PADI IDC program in neutral position. Since a couple of years already.  Get the best education you can find! Choosing the right Course Director for your Instructor Training and internship is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the Dive Industry. Camille’s programs provide the quality and expertise you should expect and demand during your Instructor Training.

Experienced PADI Course Director

Camille is an award winning PADI Course Director. To clarify, he is a 12 x time Platinum and current Gold PADI Course Director. You said you’re looking for experience? You just found it!

Most importantly, he conducts all parts of the IDC training himself and is available at all times during the complete IDC. Are you looking for lots of personal attention during the course? You just found it!

To sum up, Camille has over 160 PADI IDC programs under his belt and taught a good 600 IDC candidates. Still he maintains a very high passing grade of his students during the PADI IE. Most importantly, he not only helps you to succeed during the PADI IE, but to become a good instructor after that PADI IE!

At Thresher Cove Resort we combine the two IDC modules of the Assistant Instructor course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course into one PADI IDC program.

PADI Instructor Development Course

PADI Instructor Development Course

The February 2019 PADI IE

First of all, during the PADI IDC, you’ll learn the complete PADI System of diver education. Secondly we will look into standards and procedures. Further we look into effective academic teaching presentations, teaching in confined water and conducting open water training dives. Plus lots of additional related topics and workshops are added to our PADI Instructor Development course. This is the real deal!

After successfully participating and completing our PADI Instructor Development Course, you gain access to the PADI IE. During this two day evaluative program, you will be examined by a PADI Examiner.

Our PADI IDC programs include a few extras! First of all, we offer a two day prep IDC course. Secondly we also include the Nitrox Instructor course (providing you are already certified as a Nitrox diver). Thirdly the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course is also included for free during our IDC. On top of that, all boat fees, tanks and weights use during the IDC are all included in your course fee. To complete this, we also offer you free accommodation in a dorm room during the duration of the IDC and the PADI IE. Last but not least, you can enjoy free breakfast in our restaurant during the duration of the IDC and the PADI IE.

Prerequisites for the PADI Instructor Development Course

You must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent.
  • Be a certified diver for at least 6 months.
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving in order to participate in our PADI Instructor Development Course. You will need 100 logged dives to be able to participate in the Instructor Exams.
  • You will need to have CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months.
  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months, stating that you’re fit to dive.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens teaches our PADI Instructor Development Course

Camille’s emphasis at PADI IDC -Philippines is on personalized training. He works generally with small groups. He conducts all parts of the IDC training himself. As a result he is available at all times during the complete IDC. This again allows for lots of personal and individual attention.

Since 1999 Camille is living in South East Asia.  Meanwhile he works in the dive industry on Malapascua and the South East Asian region like Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea. As a result he has build an extensive knowledge of the South East Asian dive industry. This came in handy when he started conducting IDC’s around Thailand in 2003 and expanded internationally in 2011.

Subsequently he now schedules bi-monthly IDC programs each year on Malapascua in the Philippines.

Camille taught an IDC on Malapascua in the Philippines which coincided with the first ever PADI IE on Malapascua being conducted.

Moreover he is also fluent in English, German and his native Dutch and can speak French. Additional language assistance in various languages are on offer.

Crossover from another organisation

To sum up, you can start your scuba career at any level.  As an absolute beginner at PADI Open Water diver level. Are you already PADI Advanced Open Water diver? PADI Rescue diver or PADI Divemaster certified? It’s also possible to crossover from another Recreational dive organisation into the PADI system with a crossover program.

Are you planning to become a PADI Course Director yourself? Camille offers the PADI IDC Staff course and options to gain staffing experience.

Check out what his former PADI IDC candidates on Malapascua gave to say about Camille. You can find a list of testimonials here.