Instructor Development Course


Live The Dream - Go Pro


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!

Our Course Director Thien X. Do has created an award winning IDC program that goes far beyond the minimum PADI Standards to ensure your success in the dive industry. Thien has been awarded with many awards for his contribution to Instructor Development and Recreational Diving.

Thien has also been very active in supporting Project AWARE and different eco programs and has created a unique Eco Presentation that has now been adopted by PADI.

Instructor Development Course Pro

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 en 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:
IInstructor 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.


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