PADI IDC Koh Tao – Packages & Prices

PADI Course Director Matt Bolton offers the highest quality training and best value for money on IDC packages anywhere in Thailand

Matt’s unique IE Pass Guarantee….

In the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful in the IE, I will pay for your second IDC and IE with us!”

IDC Package Prices

PADI IDC – Standard

The “all new” PADI Instructor Development Program.

  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care Instructor course
  • EFR Care For Children Instructor course
  • PADI O2 Provider Instructor course
  • FREE Buffet lunches
  • FREE Fun Diving, both before and after IDC
  • Matt’s IE “Pass Guarantee”
  • FREE Crystal IDC T-Shirt
  • 20% discount on ALL equipment purchases through Crystal Dive
  • The “Standard” PADI IDC is run over 14 days. Upon completion and receiving your teaching status from PADI, you will be able to “team teach” your first Open Water course with one of our most experienced Instructors and earn the first PADI certifications under your own name.

PADI IDC – Deluxe

  • IDC Prep
  • Assistant Instructor (AI)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • PADI O2 Provider Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep

The “Deluxe” IDC package includes the full Standard IDC plus the Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor course.

Upon successful completion of the IDC & IE, the next important step is to gain employment. In a competitive industry it’s important to prospective employers that you stand out or offer something the next person doesn’t.

The Enriched Air Instructor course is a great start. The Enriched Air Diver Specialty course is PADI’s most popular Specialty diver course.

  • Encompasing a complete standards review as well as a presentation on how to market the course to your students, you will also be required to present sections of the knowledge development as well as participate in 2 training dives under the DIRECT supervison of your PADI Course Director.
  • To gain certification as a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor, you must have a minimum of 10 logged dives on Nitrox which is included within this”Deluxe” package.

PADI IDC – Premier

  • IDC Prep
  • Assistant Instructor (AI)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • PADI O2 Provider Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep & Internship (minimum 25 certs)

The “Premier” IDC package includes the full Deluxe IDC plus four PADI Specialty Instructor courses.

You can choose from a list that includes Deep, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Night, Digital Underwater Photography, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Videography & Equipment. The “Premier” package is designed to offer you extra training in Five Specialised area’s thus enabling you to offer more choice to both your future employer’s and your students.

  • Scheduled over an additional 4-5 days upon successful completion of the IE the “MSDT Preparation Program” involves a classroom presentations on all the PADI Specialty courses that you decide to choose.
  • The presentations involved are PADI Specialty course Standards & Procedures, Promoting and Marketing PADI Specialty courses as well as in water presentations related to each Specialty course you enroll in. There is also an exam to be completed.
  • The courses also includes dives in each specialized area ensuring successful candidates have a minimum of 10 logged dives in each area.

PADI IDC – Full Monty

  • IDC Prep
  • Assistant Instructor (AI)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • PADI O2 Provider Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep & Internship (minimum 25 certs)
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor

The “Full Monty” IDC package includes the full Premier IDC plus the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course.

Auditing an entire IDC this course involves sitting the IDC Staff Instructor exams plus learning how to evaluate and score 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 the PADI IDC as well as independently conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course.

All Packages Price List

IDC KOH TAO - Divemaster Training
PADI Divemaster Course (standard PADI Divemaster Course)30,000 THBBook Online
PADI Divemaster Internship (for Beginners)84,500 THBBook Online
PADI Divemaster Internship (for Open Water divers)76,500 THBBook Online
PADI Divemaster Internship (for Advanced Open Water divers)68,500 THBBook Online
PADI Divemaster Internship (for Rescue Divers)54,500 THBBook Online
IDC KOH TAO - Instructor TrainingPriceBooking
PADI IDC - Standard39,900 THBBook Online
PADI IDC - Deluxe54,500 THBBook Online
PADI IDC - Premier60,500 THBBook Online
PADI IDC - "Full Monty"69,900 THBBook Online
PADI Instructor Internship
(for Beginners)
180,000 THBBook Online
PADI Instructor Internship
(for Open Water divers)
172,000 THB
Book Online
PADI Instructor Internship
(for Advanced Open Water divers)
163,000 THBBook Online
PADI Instructor Internship
(for Rescue Divers)
152,000 THBBook Online
IDC KOH TAO - ContinuationPriceBooking
MSDT - Prep / Internship22,000 THBBook Online
IDC Staff Instructor20,000 THBBook Online
PADI OWSI Crossover30,000 THBBook Online

All Our IDC packages include:

  • IDC Prep (Dive Theory and Skill circuits)
  • FREE O2 Provider Instructor course
  • FREE IDC T-Shirt
  • 20% discount on equipment retail
  • Lunch during the IDC
  • Equipment rental
  • FREE diving for Life!
  • 1 FREE “Team Teach” (Certify your first PADI divers!)
  • Pass Guaranteed! – In the highly unlikely event you are unsuccessful on the IE we will pay for your second IDC & IE.

PADI Fees (paid direct to PADI)

PADI Instructor Exam$AUS 865
PADI Instructor Application$AUS 249
EFR Instructor Application$AUS 172
O2 Provider Instructor Application$AUS 99
Total$AUS 1,385

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Candidate Testimonials

"An Internationally Acclaimed PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC), this is a Dive Centre that provides you with an opportunity to change your lifestyle and develop a new career."


"Was a hard but great course! Thanks a lot again to all staff who teaches and prepared us so well, that finally the IE was easy going! Thanks Matt, Tina, Steph, Kenji, Steve, Manu and everybody else who supports us."


"They cater to your schedule during divemaster training so you can do it at your own pace and are also environmentally conscious which is an important factor. Anyone considering a professional career in diving should definitely consider Crystal."


"They are very dedicated, and were always there to help me with the theory, and to improve my scuba teaching skills. If you are still searching for a centre to do your IDC at, I recommend doing it with Matt."


"There was absolutely nothing that could have happened during the IE the candidates were not made very well aware of. Everything ran so smoothly for the candidates."


"It's a good decision to do your training with Matt, a lot of information is given and shared experiences. If you guys wanted to do IDC, I recommend doing it with IDC Koh Tao. Thank you for the amazing IDC."


"If you guy's are looking for good teachers and the best Course Director, this is the place..Thank you for guiding us, inspiring us and making us what we are today. Highly recommend."


"I enjoyed every single day of my IDC as well as my MSDT. Matt is an outstanding Course Director who goes all the way out for you, in preparation for the IE."


"The course was fun and you meet a bunch of new people, it’s not hard to fit in. When the day of the IE arrives, you don't even stress about it, because the Course Directors are the best."


"Did my IDC with Crystal Dive and IDC Koh Tao and I'm so happy I chose them. Matt Bolton made sure that there was lots of learning, training and laughs! I felt more than prepared for the I.E. And it showed!"


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