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IDC Packages

Master Scuba Diver Trainer / PADI IDC Staff Instructor


Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Internship


- MSDT Prep
- MSDT Internship (minimum 25 certs)
- 5 Speciality Instructor Ratings


Separated into two sections, firstly your preparation course is scheduled over three days. Plan, conduct and market PADI Specialty Diver training courses in at least 5 different areas. The program includes Knowledge Development and a Standards review specific to the Specialty courses you have chosen to do. Candidates also present academics and participate in in-water workshops.


Unlike many other "Resort" IDC Centers, IDC Koh Tao maximize their in-water groups to 6 per Instructor. When teaching with an MSDT candidate, although unlikely, there will be an absolute maximum of 8 students in a group thus ensuring an exceptable "learning curve" for our MSDT candidates (as well as a first class course and experience for our students!).


Be aware of MSDT Internship programs where you find yourself being dropped in the "deep" end with 1 other "experienced" Instructor and a manipulated student ratio!


Package Price: 22,000 THB



PADI IDC Staff Instructor


- IDC Candidate Evaluation
- Auditing IDC
- Includes evaluation slate


Auditing an entire IDC this course involves sitting the IDC Staff Instructor exams plus learning how to evaluate and critique IDC candidates in Knowledge Development, Confined water and Open water teaching presentations.


Matt will also show you how to critique candidate performance and conduct candidate counseling sessions. An extremely valuable qualification within the industry an IDC Staff Instructor is qualified to assist a PADI Course Director on PADI IDC’s as well as independently conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course.


This stand alone package includes the Confined water & Open Water evaluation slates.


Package Price: 20,000 THB




   IDC News


..  July 2016


Climbing The PADI Pro Ladder - "I'm living the dream. I've got a job that most people are jealous of - I'm a PADI Instructor. Four years ago, I had a stable, 'normal' job, working weekdays, from 8.00am to 6.00pm...."


..  May 2015


2015 PADI Business Academy, Bangkok - "People associate a career in the scuba diving industry with the sun, sea and lots of fun. This of course is true, but to be successful, there are other important aspects of the industry a PADI Professional must master...."


.. April 2015


Is experience necessary to become a successful Dive professional? - "When one starts down a new professional career path, the urge to jump right in at the deep end is sometimes overwhelming. In most professions, this works very well but when it comes to SCUBA diving...."
Who are PADI? - "The most common statement I hear from customers over the 17 years I have been a PADI Member is "I want to do my PADI". This is of course the world’s most popular entry level scuba training course...."


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IDC Koh Tao @ Crystal Dive Resort
Mae Haad Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand
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