Dive Master / IDC

dive master course PADI philippines


PRICE: from 40.000 PHP


Becoming a Divemaster is a big step and will introduce you to the professional diving world, allowing you to access a new lifestyle. This course will be intense and comprehensive, and will cover in-depth diving theory and practice to sharpen your scuba skills while working closely with our dedicated staff. You will become part of our team during your stay and not just another paying customer.


As in all the PADI courses the Dive Master Course consists of two main sections:



The academic part of your Dive Master training is usually divided in classroom and independent study sessions. Most of the academic study is conducted independently on your own time. In addition, you will have classroom sessions with your instructor where you will discuss all the topics present in your Dive Master manual.


For your academic study you will…

1. Complete 9 knowledge development sections including their Knowledge Reviews, present in the PADI Divemaster Manual

2. Prepare an emergency assistance plan for an specific dive site

3. Map a dive site

4. Take the Divemaster Final Exam.



Besides the academic study, the PADI Divemaster course includes pool work and open water training.


Confined Water (Pool) training

During your pool sessions you will practice skills, workshops and a practical assessment. You will do all of this while running Scuba Review programs, assisting with Open Water students and instructors in everything that is needed.


Open Water training

The number of open water dives differs from student to student. The open water training consists of a mapping project, a search and recovery scenario, a deep dive scenario, skills practice, workshops and practical assessments. All this is done while leading certified divers or assisting in Open Water courses as well as any other courses taking place at that moment in our dive centre.



As a diving professional, Divemaster candidates are expected to have their own dive equipment. However, equipment rental is available at an extra charge.

The Scuba equipment you can rent from us is:



– Regulator

– Wetsuit

– Fins

– Mask + Snorkel


You should own also some parts of the scuba equipment that are not available for rent. However, we can help you to get them at discounted price in the retail dive shops we have very close to us:


– Dive Computer

– Compass

– Dive Knife

– Surface Marker Buoy



The materials are the PADI Divemaster Crew-Pak. It includes the following items:


– PADI Divemaster Manual

– Divemaster Slates

– PADI Instructor Manual

– The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

– eRDPML (electronic Recreational Diver Planner Multilevel)

– Scuba Tune-Up Workbook

– Professional Training Log

– Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Cue Cards

– Decal

– Brochures and other course documentation

– DM Hologram & information sheet


All required materials except the RDP table are included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak (you should have it from your Open Water Diver Course).


Before you can start your Divemaster training, you must comply with the following criteria:


– Be at least 18 years old

– Be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

– Be a certified PADI Rescue Diver certified

– Have completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within the past two years.

– Provide a Medical Statement ‘fit to dive’ not older than 1 year.

– Have 40 logged dives before starting the course


What if I do not have the 40 logged dives required to start the DM program?

If after your AOW and Rescue Courses you are still below 40 logged dives, we give you a very special price: 500 PHP/dive! (regular price is 1250 PHP) to complete as many dives as you need.

How long does it take?

As mentioned in the open water training the length of the course differs from student to student. The Divemaster course takes between 2 to 6 weeks to complete.


The price for 2 weeks Divemaster course is 40,000 PHP. Every additional week you would like to add to your training will have an extra cost of 5,000 PHP.


Tuition, pool and boat fees, and tanks and weights are included in this price.


If you need to rent the equipment from us (BCD, Regulator, Fins, Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuit), the price is 5000 PHP for the whole 2 week training period.


Course materials and certification fees are not included. PADI Divemaster Crew-Pak costs around 15,000 PHP


After you successfully complete all your course requirements, we will send your Divemaster Application to PADI, who will charge a Divemaster Application fee (260AUD aprox) which includes the PADI membership for the current year. This is payable directly to PADI at the time of your application via credit card.


Once you have been certified as a Divemaster you will be able to step it up by becoming a fully fledged Open Water Scuba Instructor as we also offer the Instructor Development Course as well!



PRICE: 95.000 PHP


Like to have a job where you do what you love every day?

Live the dream and become a PADI Dive Instructor!




PADI Divemaster, or equivalent certification from another training organization.

✔ Be at least 18 years old

✔ Be certified as a diver for at least six months

✔ Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving, You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams

✔ Be fit for diving and submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

✔ Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months (The Emergency First Responder course meets this requirement)



Here at Bohol Divers Club on the beautiful Island of Panglao in the Philippines you can train to become just that.


As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you could trade your office cubicle for the blue ocean, enjoy the sunset as you stroll home from work each evening, and make a career out of transforming people’s lives for the better.


At Bohol Divers Club we have an award-winning in-house Course Director working closely with our highly experienced multi lingual Instructor Development team and are able to conduct courses in languages including, English, Spanish, French and Chinese


During the IDC you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting your own Confined water teaching presentations, Knowledge Development presentations and Open Water teaching presentations. You will also attend and participate in a number of workshops about the dive industry, its business principles, PADI programs and other important topics relevant to your role as a PADI Instructor.


Our IDC also includes a complimentary 2-day IDC preparation where we will revise content from the PADI Divemaster Course, and the 2-day EFR instructor course.


At the end of your Course you will be ready to attend the PADI Instructor Exams (IE) – a two-day event conducted by a PADI Examiner who will assess the same components that you will have practiced during your IDC.


Includes: All PADI materials and diving costs.


Excludes: PADI fees, Instructor Examination enrolment fee (AUD 930), PADI Instructor application fee (AUD 267), EFR Instructor application fee (AUD 193)



PRICE: 5.000 PHP per week


Team-teaching your first few courses is highly recommended by PADI yet, many dive centers will commonly expect a new PADI Instructor to teach his or her first course alone – a daunting prospect for someone fresh from their IDC.


During the Team-teaching Internship here at Bohol Divers Club you can work alongside our experienced Instructor team gaining valuable experience and confidence.


Being part of the Bohol Divers Club team will also give you the benefit of witnessing how one of the most successful dive centers in the Philippines functions on a daily basis.



PRICE: 8.000 PHP each


More opportunities and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about.


Many Instructors don’t teach PADI Specialty courses because they don’t promote them, the main reason for this is that they are unfamiliar with the course components, skills and theory and don’t feel comfortable teaching them. The best way to learn how to teach specialty courses is to take a Specialty Instructor course from your PADI Course Director. With our Specialty Instructor Training Courses, you will research the relevant standards and procedures for each course, as well as learning about logistics and practicalities of teaching the course. As a result you will feel more confident about teaching your chosen Specialties and so will be enthusiastic about promoting them.

Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away.


PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses.


(Please consult ahead of time due to the fact that some of the PADI Specialty Instructor ratings require a student level certification as a prerequisite.)


Includes PADI Specialty Instructor Course Outlines
Excludes PADI Specialty Instructor application fees (AUD 106 each)



PRICE: 32.000 PHP


Do you want to get a head start in finding employment as a PADI Instructor?


Then become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer!


All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking Specialty Instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications, also, most quality dive centers will look to employ Instructors who have the MSDT rating and can show they have the teaching experience and ability to teach a wider range of PADI courses, potentially bringing more revenue to the Dive Center.


Once you have minimum 5 PADI Instructor specialties and have certified at least 25 students you can apply for the MSDT rating.


Includes: 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, 2-week team teaching internship and PADI Specialty Instructor Course Outlines


Excludes: Specialty instructor fees (AUD 106 each) MSDT Application fee (AUD 151.00)


No minimum certs guaranteed.


Includes PADI Specialty Instructor Course Outlines



PRICE: 35.000 PHP


This course is open to all Master Scuba Diver Trainers, to take you to the next level.


As a certified PADI IDC STAFF Instructor you can teach all PADI core courses up to PADI Assistant Instructor and help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-training knowledge.


This two-part course is designed to provide you with additional training so you can comfortably and professionally staff PADI IDCs, act as a mentor and be a fountain of knowledge to Instructor Development Candidates. Holding the PADI Staff Instructor rating will also further your employment opportunities within the diving industry as many dive center management positions require this level of training and experience.


The first part is a 2-day course conducted by our experienced Course Director Team and includes a number of classroom presentations and in water presentations covering both confined and open water skills.


You also take Dive Theory and General Standards and Procedures exams to assess your knowledge. This portion of the course is usually conducted a few days prior to our scheduled IDCs.


The second part is the practical application of the skills and knowledge, through staffing one of our current IDCs.


During this section of the course each candidate learns valuable hands-on teaching experience working closely alongside our highly experienced Course Directors and gets to see an IDC from a totally different perspective.


Excludes IDC Staff Instructor Application (AUD 181.00) and required PADI Staff Instructor materials.



PRICE 15.000 PHP


CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines.


Our course is aimed mainly at Divemaster Trainees, Divemasters and those who are thinking of becoming a PADI Instructor. This credential is a prerequisite to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor, but the great thing with the EFR Instructor rating is that you can teach the EFR participant level to anyone not just divers.


During our course you will gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training and your role as the Instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and First Aid.


You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.


Our course covers both the Primary & Secondary Care Course for Adults as well as the Care for Children Course. As an Instructor, you can teach these portions separately or together, giving you plenty of opportunity to market your potentially life-saving skills to a wide range of people.


You also learn to conduct the highly valuable Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen administration management skills.


Importantly, this course is taught by EFR Instructor Trainers who are committed to making the course a “serious fun” experience, leaving candidates with the confidence to pass on skills and knowledge to future students in a positive learning environment.


Excludes: EFR Instructor Application (AUD 177)