PADI IDC Koh Tao Schedules

IDC Koh Tao – Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Prep – Preparation Course
AI – Assistant Instructor
EFRI – Emergency First Response Instructor
OWSI – Open Water Scuba Instructor
IE – Instructor Exam

** 2021 Dates may change, please ask to confirm

2021 Full Schedule

JANUARY

Prep 7th – 8th
AI 9th – 13th
EFRI 14th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 16th – 20th
IE 21st – 22nd

FEBRUARY

Prep 2nd – 3rd
AI 4th – 8th
EFRI 9th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 11th – 15th
IE 16th – 17th

MARCH

Prep 2nd – 3rd
AI 4th – 8th
EFRI 9th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 10th – 15th
IE 16th – 17th

APRIL

Prep 6th – 7th
AI 8th – 12th
EFRI 13th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 15th – 19th
IE 20th – 21st

MAY

Prep 4th – 5th
AI 6th – 10th
EFRI 11th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 13th – 17th
IE 18th – 19th

JUNE

Prep 1st – 2nd
AI 3rd – 7th
EFRI 8th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 10th – 14th
IE 15th – 16th

JULY

Prep 6th – 7th
AI 8th – 12th
EFRI 13th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 15th – 19th
IE 20th – 21st

AUGUST

Prep 3rd – 4th
AI 5th – 9th
EFRI 10th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 12th – 16th
IE 17th – 18th

SEPTEMBER

Prep 31st – 1st (Aug)
AI 2nd – 6th
EFRI 7th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 9th – 13th
IE 14th – 15th

OCTOBER

Prep 29th – 30th (Sept)
AI 1st – 4th
EFRI 5th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 7th – 11th
IE 12th – 13th

NOVEMBER

Prep 2nd – 3rd
AI 4th – 8th
EFRI 9th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 11th – 15th
IE 16th – 17th

DECEMBER

Prep 30th – 1st (Nov)
AI 2nd – 6th
EFRI 7th
DAY OFF!
OWSI 9th – 13th
IE 14th – 15th

All Our IDC packages include:

IDC Prep (Dive Theory and Skill circuits)
FREE O2 Provider Instructor course
FREE T-Shirt
20% discount on equipment retail
Lunch during the IDC
Equipment rental
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.

Most Competitive Rates Anywhere in Thailand

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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."

Steve

"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."

Bernd

"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."

Kristi

"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."

Dina

"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."

Muzaffa

"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."

Mohamad

"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."

Azie

"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."

Eric

"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."

Jasper

"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!"

Katharina

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