PADI IDC Course Malaysia

A PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Malaysia is now scheduled to take place 5 times a year.

Downbelow has recently committed to offering 5 PADI IDC Instructor Development Courses in Sabah, Malaysia._DSC3626

This was in response to the popular PADI program which can take recreational SCUBA divers to the professional SCUBA diving level to PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructors OWSI.

Through Downbelow can offer competitive prices PADI Instructor Development Courses IDC in Malaysia.  There are several benefits to joining an IDC in Malaysia, which you will discover on the pages of!

We highlight a few benefits of specifically Malaysia, the country, as a PADI IDC Instructor Development Course destination.

Malaysia is an affordable destination with a favourable exchange rate for most currencies and low cost of living.  The result is a competitively priced PADI Instructor Development Course IDC and inexpensive lodging during and after the course.

It also makes it worthwhile to consider a professional diving internship to accompany your Malaysia IDC as food and accommodation here are so affordable.

A professional diving internship is a solid investment in your diving career, as it gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on, real-life experience with actual students (under the supervision of our qualified instructors, of course), which you cannot be simulated.

This is why an Instructor Development Course IDC in Malaysia with Downbelow produces well-rounded diving instructors who are experienced and immediately employable.

Our Malaysia PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu is just 10 minutes away by boat, and we run a high quality, busy dive centre where we dive every day.

Kota Kinabalu is one of Malaysia’s busier cities, yet it’s compact enough to get from A to B in relatively little time.  Public transport is well developed, with buses that run to most places at regular intervals.  Our IDC Malaysia candidates therefore have little problem in getting around.



Malaysia has easy-to-meet visa requirements for most nationalities, another good reason to choose Malaysia as the location for your PADI IDC.  Malaysia is considered a soft introduction to Asia, as it has all the western conveniences you may be used to, whilst remaining steeped in local tradition and culture.

Malaysia has good infrastructure, with cheap mobile communications and Internet access, both of which are fairly reliable and modern, enabling the IDC Instructor Development Course candidate to do additional research, and more importantly, stay in touch with friends and family.



Aspiring IDC candidates will also be happy to learn that Malaysia has plenty of outstanding diving spots to enjoy before and after your course or professional diving internship.  Sabah offers destinations such as Sipadan and Layang Layang, whilst west Malaysia offers the likes of Tioman and the Perhentian Islands; all SCUBA diving crowd-pleasers!

Once you’ve explored Malaysia’s diving treasures, our neighbours are all well worth a visit too: Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and even Vietnam are all short flights away and offer a variety of different diving experiences for the newly qualified PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor.

Email or call us for more information and find out how to launch your professional SCUBA diving career with our Malaysia PADI IDC Instructor Development Course.

Contact us now for a customised Instructor Development Course Package or Internship.

Tel: +60 12 866 1935