“I did my IDC with Jamie Gladwin at Magic Oceans Dive Resort in February 2018 and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

Jamie was so patient and friendly. The small size of the group created a fun and relaxed atmosphere in a situation that can be very stressful. Not only did I go into my IE feeling prepared and confident, Jamie offered us lots of practical tips that have been extremely valuable in building my career.

The classroom at Magic Oceans was clean, comfortable and well equipped, they have a beautiful laggon style pool for training and their housereef is absolutely amazing!”

Grace Kleine, IDC candidate 2018

Why Magic Resorts?

There are lots of places to choose from when it comes to advancing your career in the PADI world. So, why Magic Resorts? We could state about our excellent PADI staff, how dedicated we all are, how motivated to your success or all the awards we have won. But that is to be expected of any PADI 5-star Instructor Development Resort.

So, what sets us apart? Well the first thing would be the environment. Most IDC centers are situated in the busy tourist areas of any location. While this is great for them, it’s not always the best place for you to learn. Full of distractions and quite often hard to get out of that “holiday mode”, especially in the evenings.

Magic Oceans, which is the IDC center for Magic resorts is situated on the south east coast of Bohol Island. If you’re not familiar with the local area we will let you know that most of the tourism is in the south west of Bohol about 1.5 hours away. Anda, the town in which Magic Oceans resides is a small beach town. With a hand full of business catering to tourists you can find a nice quite place for drink in the evening but, past 10pm most, if not all will be closed.

Seconded is our attitude towards the Instructor courses. You may have already spoken to other PADI professionals who remember their IDC as a stressful overwhelming experience. The PADI teaching philosophy is to make learning fun! And that’s what we plan here at Magic Resorts. Of course, that does not mean it will be easy or not taken seriously. However, we don’t see the need to add extra stressful experiences which don’t have any positive effects on your training.

PADI IDC ResortTo achieve this goal, Magic Resorts starts your IDC as soon as you have decided to enroll in our program. Propper preparation before you arrive is fundamental to having a successful IDC. Trying to catch up on theory or realizing you don’t have all the materials you need can lead to stress, this will reduce your ability to take in information. Regular video calls and emails will be put into place to make sure you can ask all the questions you need and start to become familiar with the Magic Resorts staff.

Instructor Course IDC at Magic Oceans