Instructor Development Course

PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

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PADI INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE | Pro Level

Become a PADI Dive Instructor at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures and be able to experience a life that most others dream of! Try to imaging being able to dive all over the world visiting extraordinary places and teaching people to enjoy the wonders of the underwater realm, while getting paid for it!

The main difference between a PADI Divemaster and a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) is that an OWSI can teach students who have never learned the skills before, whereas a Divemaster can only review previously-learned skills. 

Clearly then, the main emphasis of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is learning how to teach. Positive reinforcement is a key part of the PADI way of teaching. Nobody wants to fail, but part of any learning process is making mistakes, learning from those mistakes and getting it right the next time. 

The IDC develops a candidates ability to spot and correct problems, reinforce the correct technique and maintain a positive attitude throughout. We do this in the classroom, the pool and the open water in each of the teaching segments. 

Here at Khao Lak Scuba Adventures, one of Thailand’s leading PADI 5 Star IDC Centres, we offer IDC’s with our award winning Course Director: Thien X. Do. Thien delivers an IDC program that goes beyond the minimum PADI Standards to ensure your success in the dive industry. He has been very active in supporting Project AWARE and different eco programs and includes the PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor course on all IDC’s. 

Our PADI Master Instructor Ann Gammage will assist our candidates throughout the complete IDC to offer more assistance and support to the candidates.

As part of all our IDCs there is the option of pre-studying part of the course before arrival. This will shorten your IDC by 2 days - giving you 2 extra days on the beach! IDC Online purchase is made directly through PADI as an extra cost, and we will be happy to give you further information about that and a direct link if you are interested. 

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Khao Lak Scuba Adventures offers all the facilities needed like a dedicated swimming pool, modern AC classrooms, and using the newest teaching tools to make sure you succeed in completing the IDC in a comfortable way.

To qualify for the IDC, you'll need to:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another recreational diver training organization.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.
  • Be a certified diver for at least 6 months.
  • Have completed and logged at least 100 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation.
  • Have completed a course in CPR and First Aid in the last 24 months.

The PADI OWSI Instructor Development Course consists of:

  • Course orientation
  • Overview of the dive industry
  • PADI General Standards and Procedures
  • Marketing in Diving
  • Risk Management
  • Adaptive Teaching
  • The PADI Philosophy
  • Teaching the DSD course
  • Teaching the Bubble Maker and Seal Team course
  • Teaching the Open Water Diver course
  • Teaching the Adventures in Diving course
  • Teaching the Rescue Diver course
  • Teaching the Divemaster course
  • Business of diving
  • Project AWARE Eco lecture
  • SEO and Social Network lecture
  • Specialty courses and the MSDT program
  • 'Start and Keep Diving'
  • Knowledge Development by self-study
  • Dive Theory Exams
  • PADI Standards Exams
  • Confined Water Presentations
  • Open Water Presentations
  • Classroom Presentation
  • And much more...

On top of this we give extra lectures and presentations to ensure that you will be successful in your career as a PADI dive instructor!

After completing the IDC on you can teach the following courses:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Adventure Dives
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Emergency First Response EFR
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Project AWARE Specialty
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty
  • PADI Bubblemaker and Seal Team

You can still conduct Divemaster and Assistant Instructor work.
 
Teaching Materials:
 
To conduct the IDC you need the IDC Crewpack and EFR Instructor Manual.
 
This package consists of:
 
Instructor Application, Brochures and other course documentation, Confined & Open Water Instructor Cue Cards, Adventures in Diving, Instructor Cue Cards, Rescue Dive Instructor Cue Cards, OW & CW Lesson Planning Slates, PADI Professional Training Log, Law and Diving Professional Book, CD containing - Best of UJ, Children & Diving, Business of Diving (3 PDF manuals), Rescue Diver Exam, PADI's Guide to Teaching Manual w/hologram, Positive Approach Selling DVD, Specialty Course Instructor Manual (Digital, multilingual version, E, DU,F, S), OW Quizzes & Exams, DM exams, EFR Instructor manual and a Backpack.
 

 

IDC Basic Package

What's included:

  • Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
  • EFR Instructor Course (incl EFR Care For Children Instructor) 
  • PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor 
  • 4 weeks paid work experience on our Similan live-aboards and local dives (optional) 
  • Visa Assistance – We can advise you how to arrange the right visa for your course in Thailand 
  • Free wireless broadband Internet access in our dive centre 
  • Assistance with local accommodation (prices start from 4500 thb per month) 
  • Discount on buying dive equipment. 
  • Discount on the Khao Lak Scuba Adventures PADI Instructor Development Course 
  • Free equipment rental during the course and IE if needed (own equipment required for work experience) 

Package Price for all the above: 69,800 THB

Included:

PADI IDC Crew Pack (23,400 thb)

EFR Instructor Manual (4,788 thb)

PADI Shark Aware Specialty Instructor (4,500 thb)

Not included:

PADI Instructor Exam (IE) fee: $865 AUD

PADI Instructor Application fee: $537 AUD

PADI Speciality Instructor Application fee: $99 AUD

PADI fees payable to PADI by credit card at the end of the course

 

IDC Premium Package

What's included:

  • Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
  • EFR Instructor Course (incl EFR Care For Children Instructor) 
  • PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor 
  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor 
  • 4 day and 4 nights Similan Island live-abaord either before or after the IDC 
  • Visa Assistance – We can advise you how to arrange the right visa for your course in Thailand 
  • Free wireless broadband Internet access in our dive centre 
  • Assistance with local accommodation (prices start from 4500 thb per month) 
  • Discount on buying dive equipment. 
  • Discount on the Khao Lak Scuba Adventures PADI Instructor Development Course 
  • Free equipment rental during the course and IE if needed (own equipment required for work experience) 

Package Price for all the above: 94,900 THB

Included:

PADI IDC Crew Pack (23,400 thb)

EFR Instructor Manual (4,788 thb)

PADI EANx Specialty Instructor Course (4,500 thb)

PADI Shark Aware Specialty Instructor Course (4,500 thb)

4 day / 4 night Similan Island live-aboard, 15 dives (20,000 THB)

Not included:

PADI Instructor Exam (IE) fee: $865 AUD

PADI Instructor Application fee: $537 AUD

PADI Speciality Instructor Application fee: $99 AUD

PADI fees payable to PADI by credit card at the end of the course

IDC Master Scuba Diver Trainer Package

What's included:

  • Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
  • EFR Instructor Course (incl EFR Care For Children Instructor) 
  • PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor 
  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
  • 4 more PADI Specialty Instructor Courses to complete Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Visa Assistance – We can advise you how to arrange the right visa for your course in Thailand 
  • Free wireless broadband Internet access in our dive centre 
  • Assistance with local accommodation (prices start from 4500 thb per month) 
  • Discount on buying dive equipment. 
  • Discount on the Khao Lak Scuba Adventures PADI Instructor Development Course 
  • Free equipment rental during the course and IE if needed (own equipment required for work experience) 

Package Price for all the above: 130,900 THB

Included:

PADI IDC Crew Pack (23,400 thb)

EFR Instructor Manual (4,788 thb)

PADI Master Scuba Diver Course (40,500 thb)

PADI Shark Aware Specialty Instructor Course (4,500 thb)

Optional add-on to above package:

4 day / 4 night Similan Island live-aboard, 15 dives (12,000 THB), total price: 142900 THB

Not included:

PADI Instructor Exam (IE) fee: $865 AUD

PADI Instructor Application fee: $537 AUD

PADI Speciality Instructor Application fee: $99 AUD

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Application fee: $XX AUD

PADI fees payable to PADI by credit card at the end of the course