PADI Instructor Examinations

IDC Koh Tao • PADI IE (Instructor Examinations)

Having successfully completed all performance requirements of the PADI Instructor Development Course you are almost there. There is just one important last step….

The PADI Instructor Examinations, or ‘IE’ as it is referred to.

The PADI IE is conducted on Koh Tao by examiners from PADI Asia Pacific’s HQ in Australia. There’s 12 IE’s on Koh Tao throughout the year that are scheduled to run immediately after the IDC is complete.

So if our IDC is a 14 day program, the IE starts on day 15.

The schedule looks like this.

Day 1

AM: Orientation to the PADI instructor examination
AM:.Systems, standards and procedures examination exam (90 mins)
AM:.Dive Theory Exams (90mins)

AM: Lunch Break

PM: Confined water teaching presentations (swimming pool)

Day 2

AM: Knowledge development presentations (classroom)

AM: Lunch break

PM: Open Water Teaching Presentations (local dive site)
AM:.PADI Instructor Examination Closing ceremony and presentation

Then, of course, after the closing ceremony and presentation it’s time for celebrations and the IE Party!

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Candidate Testimonials

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"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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