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PADI Diving Instructor Course (IDC)
IDC Koh Tao, Thailand


The Full PADI IDC Course
Assistant Instructor Course
The Instructor Exam
PADI Education Materials
Koh Tao IDC Schedules
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If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want to travel the world seeking adventure and exciting experiences then you have found the right place.


Become a PADI Dive Instructor.


Teaching people to scuba dive allows you to share your love of the aquatic world while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

  • 14 day program followed by 2 day Instructor Examination on Koh Tao
  • Emergency First Response Instructor course
  • 2 Day optional IDC Prep Course (theory and skill review)
  • Pass Guaranteed! - In the highly unlikely event you are unsuccessful on the IE we will pay for your second IDC & IE.
  • FREE Diving for Life!
  • FREE O2 Provider Instructor course

Course Price: 39,900 THB - Contact & Booking >>>



PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor’s are the most in demand dive professionals in the world. This is because they’ve completed the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diving instructor course, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).


PADI Instructor Course, Koh Tao


The PADI IDC sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work commitment and dedication and are rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching your own.



The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an PADI Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.


PADI Instructor Course, Koh Tao


Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization are eligible to enroll directly onto the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.


Who Can Enroll on the PADI IDC?


A PADI Divemaster, who has been a certified diver for six months, may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course.


You also need:


At least 60 logged dives to start the IDC and 100 dives to attend an IE.
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
You will also need to become an Emergency First Response Instructor which is included on our PADI Instructor Development Course.

As a PADI Career Development Center, candidates completing the PADI IDC with IDC Koh Tao are permitted to enter the IE with less than 100 logged dives. PADI will process teaching status once the 100th dive has been logged.



PADI Instructor Course, Koh TaoWhat Will You Learn?


Our 14 day program will teach you how to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information as well as conduct skill development sessions and open water training dives.


You will become a better public speaker, develop first class underwater demonstration skills and learn how to supervise and control student divers whilst ensuring diver safety.


We will teach you how to anticipate and solve common problems that occur when training divers, as well as correct positioning so you are always close to respond.


Our PADI IDC will give you plenty of practice, in a roll playing environment.


Key subjects include:


PADI Standards and Procedures for all PADI courses you will be certified to teach.
Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
Teaching knowledge development in the classroom
Conducting Confined water training sessions in the pool and Open Water training dives in the ocean
Risk Management, Legal Responsibility & Diver Safety
The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
Instructor level dive theory; Physics, Physiology, Decompression theory and scuba equipment.


Additional Workshops


CESA - How to conduct the Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent in confined and open water
Ascents & Descents (in Open Water)
Ascents & Descent Lines – how to set up at an open water dive site
Adventure in Diving – Search & Recovery Knots & Lift bags – PPB clinic – Navigation & compass handling
Rescue Diver – exercises 1–8 (in confined water)



Full 2017 IDC Schedule (download here >>>)

What’s Included?

PADI Instructor Development course
Pass Guaranteed! - In the highly unlikely event you are unsuccessful on the IE we will pay for your second IDC & IE.
Emergency First Response Instructor Course
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course
Free Prep Course – 2 days duration
Free Divingfor Life!
Lunch throughout the duration of the PADI IDC
Free T-Shirt
Dive equipment – It’s highly recommended that as a PADI Pro you own your own full set of equipment. If you would like to purchase equipment when you are hear we can offer you attractive discounts on all major brands. If you don’t not own a full set of scuba, or for travel reasons don’t wish to bring your equipment with you we can provide a Regulator, BCD, Mask/Snorkel, wetsuit for you.


You will however need to provide the following for the IDC, the IE and any teaching work you are involved in once you become a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.


Knife or diving tool
Pocket mask
Surface Market Buoy (SMB)
Tank Banger


Course Price: 39,900 THB - Contact & Booking >>>



PADI Materials


For your own set of PADI Instructor Manuals & Materials, you can purchase our IDC "Crew Pack".


Price: 17,500 THB


The PADI IDC Crew Pack includes:


PADI Backpack
PADI Guide to Teaching (Paper version & CD-Rom)
Diving Knowledge Workbook
PADI Quizzes & Exam Booklets (Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster)
PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual (CD-Rom)
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Outline
PADI Open Water course Prescriptive Lesson Guides (CD-Rom)
Positive Approach Selling (DVD)
Dive Lesson Planning Slates [Confined and Open Water)
Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, Divemaster course Instructor Cue Cards
Hologram Decal
Instructor Candidate Information


You will also need an Emergency First Response Primary, Secondary and Care for Children Instructor Manual which is available either on CD-Rom (recommended) or Paper version.

Price: 3,000 THB.


In addition you’ll also need a copy of the PADI Instructor Manual. As of 2010, the Instructor Manual is included in the PADI Divemaster crew pack and as a Renewed PADI Divemaster it is available as a free download from https://www.padi.com/mypadi/


For candidates crossing over from another training organization or PADI Divemaster’s that are not renewed you can purchase a copy for 3,000 THB.


All PADI Materials >>>



2017 PADI Fees


There are a number of application and examination fees, all of which must be paid by the candidate directly to PADI.

PADI Instructor Exam - $AUS 865
PADI Instructor Application - $AUS 249
EFR Instructor Application - $AUS 172
O2 Provider Instructor Application - $AUS 99



Course Price: 39,900 THB - Contact & Booking >>>




   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...."


Koh Tao IDC Schedules...


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