IDC Koh Tao • Full Range of PADI Diving Courses
Holding the elite title of a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC), IDC Koh Tao is one of the most established and professional dive schools located on Koh Tao.
You can start your scuba diver training off in the best possible way by studying your knowledge development in the comfort of an air-conditioned classroom with complimentary high-speed Internet.
Make yourself feel at home in our dedicated classroom for all our PADI Diving Instructor level training. Did we mention… the best coffee on Koh Tao delivers!
When it comes to water work, we offer plenty of opportunity to practice in any of our three training pools. Working in confined water will help you to develop the fundamental skills needed as a Professional diver.
As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect,” and what better way to practice your scuba diver training than in the largest, state of the art, purpose built training pool on Koh Tao.
For open water scuba training, you will be pleased to know that IDC Koh Tao is located a three minute walk from the pier. Take a relaxing stroll down the beach to board our dive boat.
Having a purpose built dive boat allows us to choose the best dive site to accommodate our diving courses and students’ current level of training. We manage groups as needed to make sure everyone is well taken care of.
Once you are on board you will notice that safety is a huge priority on our dive boat. Emergency and first aid equipment are checked daily, while staff monitor and supervise all divers entering and exiting the water. Every student and instructor is personally checked back on-board by our surface cover team.
We also have you covered for scuba diving equipment if you do not yet have your own personal kit. You will have full access to IDC Koh Tao equipment room. We take pride in maintaining our gear to the highest standards. If you are looking to buy your own equipment, our retail centre is located on site, where you can benefit from a 20% discount on all equipment and accessories.
A busy dive school
The best way to learn and succeed in the professional world of scuba diving is “hands-on” training. As IDC Koh Tao provide the full range of PADI dive courses, you will have plenty of opportunities to take part in a wide variety of training.
Since we have customers coming to us from all over the world, we have a diverse group of multilingual instructors. This allows you to learn to teach and brief in your own language, as well as English. Having the ability to work in the industry with multiple languages is a huge plus, and something we are more than happy to help you develop.
If you sign up for one of our PADI Instructor training ‘Scuba Diving Internships or Lifestyle Packages’ you will be ‘team teaching’ alongside experienced instructors, who will be there to mentor and guide you. This will be done across the full spectrum of PADI courses. Giving you the confidence to eventually step out on your own and succeed as a professional in the industry.
Award winning staff
Under the guidance of 14 time Platinum Rated PADI Course Director Matt Bolton’s mentorship you have a wealth of expertise and knowledge at your fingertips.
This is especially important if you are considering a ‘career change’, as Matt has been in the industry since 1999 and has an enormous amount of wisdom and experience guiding the aspirations of thousands of candidates over many years.
Working alongside Matt Bolton are a score of award winning senior PADI instructors waiting to share their knowledge, expertise and experience with you.
Leading the way in Marine Conservation
If involvement in Marine Conservation projects is an area of expertise you have a passion for and wish to participate in, then our in-house conservation team Eco Koh Tao provide a wide range of Eco courses and internships.
We built and maintain one of Koh Tao’s most popular artificial reefs which is helping to preserve the waters and marine life around Koh Tao and offer a wide range of marine conservation diving courses and programmes.
Eco Koh Tao is one of the most pro-active environmental organisations in South East Asia and schedule daily and weekly Eco based initiatives.
A paradise location
Located right on the beach on the west side of tropical Koh Tao, IDC Koh Tao is the perfect place to learn to dive on both a recreational and pro-level.
With a restaurant and bar on the beach there’s a fun and social atmosphere around the place. There’s no better place to sit back, relax and watch the sunset after a day’s scuba diving.
Multi Award Winning 5 Star Career Development Centre
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