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PADI Instructor development course

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) will provide you with additional training that allows you to implement the PADI system. During the class time you will learn how to apply PADI standards, how to teach in the classroom, confined water and open water and how to market PADI courses effectively. The IDC also helps you to gain a complete understanding of PADI’s educational goals and philosophies.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) including prep lasts fourteen days and is followed by the two-day instructor examination (IE), which is conducted by an independent examiner from PADI headquarters.

The PADI IDC begins with independent learning and is divided into four components:

Prep course covering dive theory and skill development – 2 days
PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI) – Day 1-4

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) – Day 5-11
Mock IE – 2 days
The IDC course is scheduled between 08:30 to 18:00 each day. A lunch break will be fitted in where is convenient.

Additional workshops included during the IDC

Ascents and Descents, Buoyancy control, Buddy Breathing, Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent, Rescue exercises, lift bag, knots, navigation, PPB, student control and scenarios.
Planning, organizing, scheduling all the PADI Courses in different environments.
With a relaxed, low stress 14 day PADI IDC you can focus and elaborate on specific topics, review certain parts of the program, give extra time or lectures to our candidates.
The main focus of our program is to give the best knowledge to our candidates before they start teaching Scuba Diving.
2 Remedial Days.

IDC Schedule and info 2018 sail rock divers PDF

PADI Instructor Examinations

The PADI Instructor Examination is held on the 2 days following the IDC. An independent instructor examiner from PADI headquarters conducts it. By the time you reach the IE, you will have covered in your IDC all you need to know to pass with confidence. Each instructor candidate is tested on their ability to teach in the classroom. The confined water and the open water watermanship is also tested by means of a rescue evaluation, and a demonstration of 5 skills. Theory knowledge is assessed by the completion of 5 written exams in physics, physiology, equipment, general skills and environment, and the recreational dive planner. Knowledge of the PADI system is tested by an ‘open book’ exam on PADI General Standards and Procedures.

IDC prerequisites

Be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent. Contact us for more information on equivalent certifications.
Have been a diver for at least 6 months.
Be at least 18 years old.
Have 100 logged dives* including deep, night and navigation dives.
Have proof of CPR training, such as Emergency First Response within the last 24 months.
Have a current medical certificate signed by a doctor within the last 12 months.
Be a current EFRi which can be completed during the IDC


During the day we will cover the procedures and give advice on how to run the PADI Emergency First Response Course. Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be able to independently run the EFR program.

Note: you need to be an EFR Instructor to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Special Offer

Full IDC plus prep course, EFRI, Free MSDT prep, 2 weeks free accommodation.

Only 36,000 Thai Baht

Required IDC materials 2018

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 with Best of Undersea Journal, Children & Diving, Business of Diving (3 PDF manuals), 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 Brochures and other course documentation.


Emergency first response instructor pack


Price list for 2018

IDC Prep course
4.000 Baht

IDC Assistant Instructor
16.000 Baht

IDC package (prep + AI + OWSI +EFRI + 1 SPEC )
36.000 Baht

OWSI if already an assistant instructor
24.000 Baht

IDC package basic ( AI + OWSI + EFRI ) 29.000 Baht

EFRI (Emergency First Response & Care For Children Instructor)
8.000 Baht

PADI  Instructor Spec (FREE in the course packages)
From 4,000  Baht


PADI fee's payable directly to padi

Fee Price AUS $

IDC Application fee

249 AUS $

EFRI Application fee

172 AUS $

Specialty instructor application

96 AUS $

Instructor Examination fee

865 AUS $


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