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PADI IDC

The PADI IDC qualification is designed for divemasters who want to open up new job opportunities and learn unique skills. It is a demanding 10-day course.

PADI Instructor Development Course

Turn your diving passion into your dream job… With a small, friendly dive center with 27 years’ experience…

 

5 reasons to become a PADI Dive Instructor
  1. Turn your passion into a career
  2. Teach others to love and protect our oceans
  3. Transform lives and enrich your own
  4. Be rewarded with wonder and delight on the faces of your students
  5. Travel the world and get paid for your diving adventures

We offer the PADI Instructor Development Course every month, at our dive center in Khao Lak, Thailand
See below for full details of our THREE IDC course packages, what’s included, schedules, what to bring etc

Please contact us if you have any questions

 

Choose from our THREE course packages
padi instructor development course in khao lak

PADI IDC SILVER PACKAGE

PADI Instructor Development Course
+
PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI)
31,000 Baht

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padi instructor development course in khao lak

PADI IDC GOLD PACKAGE

Everything in the Silver Package
+
Specialty Instructor Course
+
Nitrox Specialty Instructor Course
+
2 weeks accommodation FREE!
36,000 Bath

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padi instructor development course in khao lak

PADI IDC DIAMOND PACKAGE

Everything in the Gold Package
+
Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course (MSDT)
+
With 5 Additional Specialty Instructor ratings
61,000 Bath

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When you learn to dive with us, you become part of our Sea Dragon family. Which means you’ll get Return Customer Discounts on all future courses or liveaboard trips. The more you dive with us the bigger your discount! You can even earn a FREE liveaboard trip! That’s the Sea Dragon way of saying thank you ♥

padi instructor development course in khao lak

**SILVER PACKAGE**

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) + PLUS +
PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI)10-day Silver Package IDC : 31,000 Baht

Online theory through the PADI eLearning portal
  • study independently and at your own pace before the course starts
  • nine interactive knowledge development sections
  • optional extra: Dive Theory Online – complete this online and get credit for the dive theory exam in the IDC!
Prep training – 2 days
  • During this pre-course, you will:

  • review the diving theory you learned during your Divemaster course

  • take practice exams in Physics, Physiology, the Recreational Dive Planner, Diving Equipment, and General Skills & Environment plus PADI standards

  • familiarise yourself with the PADI Instructor Manual.

  • refine your in-water skills

  • participate in rescue assessments

  • learn the evaluation criteria used in the actual IE

Assistant Instructor course (AI) - 2 days

The first three days of the IDC are the Assistant Instructor course.

You will:

  • be introduced to the PADI System of Diver Education
  • learn how to conduct theory presentations in a classroom
  • find out how to present confined water in the pool and open water training in the sea
  • develop basic teaching techniques
  • complete one PADI Standard exam
  • participate in workshops on the 3 PADI specialty courses that Assistant Instructors can teach
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy
    • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
    • AWARE Specialist

Following this course you will be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor with limited teaching responsibilities.

* NB: Divemasters can book the AI course by itself, independently from the full IDC course! *
Most people choose to complete the full IDC to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. However, you can take the AI course independently of the IDC. If you choose to work as an AI you will gain valuable experience to become a scuba instructor in the future.

Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) - 3 days

The second part of the IDC is a 4-day program when you will look more deeply into the PADI system of diver education. You will develop practical skills for teaching all courses from Discover Scuba Diving through to Divemaster

You will:

  • continue to expand the practical knowledge and skills learned in the AI course
  • learn how to teach those skills to others
  • participate in skills demonstrations, workshops and classroom presentations
  • take an instructor pre-assessment exam
  • meet specific performance requirements
  • be assessed on your classroom / in-water teaching presentations and skills
  • have extra study time if required

On successful completion of the OWSI course you will receive an IDC completion form, enabling you to attend an Instructor Examination (IE)

*This course can be booked by Assistant Instructors, independently of the IDC. Together with the EFRI certification, you will then be certified as an OWSI*

Emergency First Response Instructor course (EFRI) & Care For Children (CFC) - 1 day

You will:

  • learn how to teach people CPR and First Aid
  • consider the physical differences between infants, children and adults
  • learn the specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary & Secondary Care, Care for Children and CPR/AED courses
  • Care for Children specialises in CPR and First Aid for infants and children up to 8 years of age

On completion of your course you will be qualified to apply for certification as an EFRI

*Divemasters can become Emergency First Response Instructors! This course can be booked by Divemasters independently of the IDC*

Instructor Examination (IE) - 2 days

The 2-day Instructor Examination is conducted by a PADI Examiner. You will be evaluated on your teaching ability, dive knowledge, skills, understanding of the PADI system, plus attitude and professionalism.

There are four sections:

  • classroom exams on dive theory and PADI standards
  • confined water teaching assessment & skill evaluation circuit
  • knowledge development presentation
  • open water teaching assessment & rescue skills assessment

On successful completion of the IE your instructor application paperwork will be sent to PADI for processing. It generally takes about 7-10 days to receive your instructor rating confirmation, at which point you can start teaching.

Check the tabs below for further information about our IDC Silver Package

SILVER IDC PACKAGE – 10 days – B 31,000 Promotion

Includes: Prep Course, IDC and EFRI
Excludes: PADI materials & PADI application fees

 

REQUIRED PADI MATERIALS: IDC Digital Crewpak + OWSI Cue Cards – B 22,700

The digital crewpak contains all the training materials you will need for the IDC/IE and for teaching courses

The OWSI Cue Cards are a set of physical slates you will use in the IDC/IE and when teaching courses (they cover all courses from OW through to DM)

  • Above prices are in Thai Baht
  • A 30% (non-refundable) deposit is required at the time of booking
  • The balance of payment is due 2 weeks before the course starts at the latest
  • All amounts are payable in advance by PayPal or by transfer to our Thai bank account. The balance can be paid at our dive center by MasterCard/Visa or in Thai Baht (if you are arriving well in advance)

 

PADI ASIA-PACIFIC APPLICATION FEES

In addition to the course prices above, there are application fees which must be paid directly to PADI. These are standard PADI fees, the same price throughout the PADI Asia-Pacific region. Payment is by credit card only, prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

IDC Application Fee AU$ 280

IE Enrolment Fee AU$ 975

EFRI/CFCI Processing Fee AU$ 193 (incl. Primary/Secondary Care & Care for Children)

We offer the IDC EVERY month. Dates for our upcoming courses as follows:

Course start date: Tues 20th October 2020

IE dates: Sat 31 October – Sun 1 November 2020

Course Director: Camille Lemmens

 

Course start date: Mon 30th November

IE dates: Mon 14th – Tues 15th December 2020

Course Director: Ann Christmas

 

Dates in 2021 to be confirmed

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Apart from a 10-day IDC course, you also get:

  • FREE diving equipment rental for the IDC and IE (if you do not have your own)
  • extra in-water skills training and rescue assessment before the IDC prep course starts (if you arrive well in advance)
  • special in-water workshops throughout the IDC, including buoyancy control, CESA in confined and open water, rescue exercises, ascents/descents, lift-bag use, knot tying, etc.
  • independent access to our on-site pool for extra training and practice, including free tanks and weights
  • lunch during the IDC Prep, IDC & EFRI
  • transport from the dive center to and from the beach/harbour for your training exercises and dives
  • all tanks, weights, boat & jetty fees
  • celebration dinner and drinks after your IE!
  • a free follow-up IDC if you are unsuccessful in your first IE
  • tea/coffee/water in our dive center
  • Wi-Fi at our dive center
  • FREE t-shirt
  • 10% discount on all equipment purchases
  • lifetime return customer discount with Sea Dragon Dive Center

 Your Digital Crewpak contains all the training materials you will need for the IDC/IE and to teach courses in the future. In addition, you will need to bring the following:

Admin
  • copies of all certification cards from Open Water through to Divemaster (if non PADI certifications).
  • copy of the last page of your log book showing proof of 100+ dives
  • EFR certification dated within the past 2 years. Alternative first aid/CPR certification may be acceptable, but please check with us in advance
  • Medical statement confirming you are fit to dive dated within the past year and signed by a physician (PADI medical statement).
  • You must have this signed statement with you on day one of the IDC or you cannot participate in the in-water activities
  • Your credit card – PADI fees cannot be paid in cash
Materials
  • laptop or tablet
  • a calculator (your phone will be fine, providing it comes with a build in calculator)
  • any PADI books and materials you have already purchased (we do have a library for your use during the IDC but any PADI course manual you can bring will be appreciated)
  • RDP Table and ‘Instructions for use’ booklet (optional)
  • eRDPml and ‘Instructions for use’ booklet (NB: you are required to have an eRDPml and know how to use this tool before the start of the IDC)
Dive equipment

We do offer free equipment hire throughout your IDC and IE. However, we strongly recommend that you purchase and bring your own dive equipment. You must have:

  • Regulator with octopus, console with depth gauge in metres + SPG
  • BCD with power inflator
  • Wetsuit
  • Mask, snorkel, fins
  • Timing device (some skills have time limits and you need to be able to check the exact duration of a skill)
  • Dive knife, compass, whistle, blank slate, safety sausage (SMB)
  • Pocket mask
  • Dive computer

If you have a DIN connection on your first stage, please bring an adapter. In the South East Asian region INT valves are the standard. DIN adapters are available for purchase if required (please contact us in advance).

     

    Advance preparation
    • start your eLearning well in advance to ensure completion before the IDC prep course starts
    • practice your knot-tying skills before the IDC: Bowline, Two Half Hitches or Sheet Bend. Look here for (animated) knot tying practice
    • check out this blog post about how to prepare for a PADI IDC
    • make sure that your visa is valid throughout the duration of the IDC and IE. It will not be an option to go on a ‘visa run’ during the IDC or PADI IE
    padi instructor development course in khao lak

    **GOLD PACKAGE**

    PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) + PLUS +

    PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI) + PLUS +

    PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor Course + PLUS +

    PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course + PLUS +

    2 weeks FREE accommodation

    10-day IDC Gold Package: 36,000 Baht

    Our Gold Package brings you outstanding value and is our most popular package

    In addition to all the benefits of the Silver package (full IDC & EFRI), you will get 2 extra specialty instructor ratings and FREE accommodation in a really fun hostel close to the dive center!

    PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor Course

    More divers want the Nitrox certification than any other PADI specialty!
    Add the Enriched Air Specialty Instructor rating during your IDC and get top teaching tips from your Course Director

    You will be qualified to teach: 

    • why diving with enriched air gives more bottom time
    • managing oxygen exposure
    • analysing oxygen content in a scuba tank
    • enriched air equipment considerations
    PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course

    Add the  PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor rating to your portfolio and boost your value as a new instructor

    You will be qualified to teach:

    • how and when to use oxygen
    • how to use different types of oxygen equipment
    • providing oxygen to conscious and unconscious patients
    • safety considerations when using oxygen
    2 weeks FREE accommodation

    Our Gold Package includes FREE dormitory accommodation for 2 weeks at Bed Hostel, Bang Niang, which is not far from our dive center. This is a really fun hostel, close to many shops and restaurants

    Check the tabs below for further information about our IDC Gold Package

    SILVER IDC PACKAGE – 10 days – B 36,000 Promotion

    Includes: Prep Course, IDC and EFRI, Enriched Air Specialty Instructor, Oxygen Provider Specialty + 2 weeks accommodation
    Excludes: PADI materials & PADI application fees

     

    REQUIRED PADI MATERIALS: IDC Digital Crewpak + OWSI Cue Cards – B 22,700

    The digital crewpak contains all the training materials you will need for the IDC/IE and for teaching courses

    The OWSI Cue Cards are a set of physical slates you will use in the IDC/IE and when teaching courses (they cover all courses from OW through to DM)

    • Above prices are in Thai Baht
    • A 30% (non-refundable) deposit is required at the time of booking
    • The balance of payment is due 2 weeks before the course starts at the latest
    • All amounts are payable in advance by PayPal or by transfer to our Thai bank account. The balance can be paid at our dive center by MasterCard/Visa or in Thai Baht (if you are arriving well in advance)

     

    PADI ASIA-PACIFIC APPLICATION FEES

    In addition to the course prices above, there are application fees which must be paid directly to PADI. These are standard PADI fees, the same price throughout the PADI Asia-Pacific region. Payment is by credit card only, prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

    IDC Application Fee AU$ 280

    IE Enrolment Fee AU$ 975

    EFRI/CFCI Processing Fee AU$ 193 (incl. Primary/Secondary Care & Care for Children)

    We offer the IDC EVERY month. Dates for our upcoming courses as follows:

    Course start date: Tues 20th October 2020

    IE dates: Sat 31 October – Sun 1 November 2020

    Course Director: Camille Lemmens

     

    Course start date: Mon 30th November

    IE dates: Mon 14th – Tues 15th December 2020

    Course Director: Ann Christmas

     

    Dates in 2021 to be confirmed

     

    INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    Apart from a 10-day IDC course, you also get:

    • FREE diving equipment rental for the IDC and IE (if you do not have your own)
    • extra in-water skills training and rescue assessment before the IDC prep course starts (if you arrive well in advance)
    • special in-water workshops throughout the IDC, including buoyancy control, CESA in confined and open water, rescue exercises, ascents/descents, lift-bag use, knot tying, etc.
    • independent access to our on-site pool for extra training and practice, including free tanks and weights
    • lunch during the IDC Prep, IDC & EFRI
    • transport from the dive center to and from the beach/harbour for your training exercises and dives
    • all tanks, weights, boat & jetty fees
    • celebration dinner and drinks after your IE!
    • a free follow-up IDC if you are unsuccessful in your first IE
    • tea/coffee/water in our dive center
    • Wi-Fi at our dive center
    • FREE t-shirt
    • 10% discount on all equipment purchases
    • lifetime return customer discount with Sea Dragon Dive Center

     Your Digital Crewpak contains all the training materials you will need for the IDC/IE and to teach courses in the future. In addition, you will need to bring the following:

    Admin
    • copies of all certification cards from Open Water through to Divemaster (if non PADI certifications).
    • copy of the last page of your log book showing proof of 100+ dives
    • EFR certification dated within the past 2 years. Alternative first aid/CPR certification may be acceptable, but please check with us in advance
    • Medical statement confirming you are fit to dive dated within the past year and signed by a physician (PADI medical statement).
    • You must have this signed statement with you on day one of the IDC or you cannot participate in the in-water activities
    • Your credit card – PADI fees cannot be paid in cash
    Materials
    • laptop or tablet
    • a calculator (your phone will be fine, providing it comes with a build in calculator)
    • any PADI books and materials you have already purchased (we do have a library for your use during the IDC but any PADI course manual you can bring will be appreciated)
    • RDP Table and ‘Instructions for use’ booklet (optional)
    • eRDPml and ‘Instructions for use’ booklet (NB: you are required to have an eRDPml and know how to use this tool before the start of the IDC)
    Dive equipment

    We do offer free equipment hire throughout your IDC and IE. However, we strongly recommend that you purchase and bring your own dive equipment. You must have:

    • Regulator with octopus, console with depth gauge in metres + SPG
    • BCD with power inflator
    • Wetsuit
    • Mask, snorkel, fins
    • Timing device (some skills have time limits and you need to be able to check the exact duration of a skill)
    • Dive knife, compass, whistle, blank slate, safety sausage (SMB)
    • Pocket mask
    • Dive computer

    If you have a DIN connection on your first stage, please bring an adapter. In the South East Asian region INT valves are the standard. DIN adapters are available for purchase if required (please contact us in advance).

       

      Advance preparation
      • start your eLearning well in advance to ensure completion before the IDC prep course starts
      • practice your knot-tying skills before the IDC: Bowline, Two Half Hitches or Sheet Bend. Look here for (animated) knot tying practice
      • check out this blog post about how to prepare for a PADI IDC
      • make sure that your visa is valid throughout the duration of the IDC and IE. It will not be an option to go on a ‘visa run’ during the IDC or PADI IE
      padi instructor development course in khao lak

      **Diamond PACKAGE**

      PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) + PLUS +

      PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI) + PLUS +

      PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor Course + PLUS +

      PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course + PLUS +

      2 weeks FREE accommodation + PLUS +

      PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course

      12-day Diamond Package IDC : 61,000 Baht

      Our Diamond IDC Package is the ultimate! Take your instructor education to the absolute max!

      All the benefits of our super value Gold package (IDC, EFRI, O2, Nitrox, 2 weeks accommodation) PLUS FIVE additional specialty instructor ratings, preparing you to apply for your MSDT rating

      Online theory through the PADI eLearning portal
      • study independently and at your own pace before the course starts
      • nine interactive knowledge development sections
      • optional extra: Dive Theory Online – complete this online and get credit for the dive theory exam in the IDC!
      Prep training – 2 days
      • During this pre-course, you will:

      • review the diving theory you learned during your Divemaster course

      • take practice exams in Physics, Physiology, the Recreational Dive Planner, Diving Equipment, and General Skills & Environment plus PADI standards

      • familiarise yourself with the PADI Instructor Manual.

      • refine your in-water skills

      • participate in rescue assessments

      • learn the evaluation criteria used in the actual IE

      Assistant Instructor course (AI) - 2 days

      The first three days of the IDC are the Assistant Instructor course.

      You will:

      • be introduced to the PADI System of Diver Education
      • learn how to conduct theory presentations in a classroom
      • find out how to present confined water in the pool and open water training in the sea
      • develop basic teaching techniques
      • complete one PADI Standard exam
      • participate in workshops on the 3 PADI specialty courses that Assistant Instructors can teach
        • Peak Performance Buoyancy
        • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
        • AWARE Specialist

      Following this course you will be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor with limited teaching responsibilities.

      * NB: Divemasters can book the AI course by itself, independently from the full IDC course! *
      Most people choose to complete the full IDC to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. However, you can take the AI course independently of the IDC. If you choose to work as an AI you will gain valuable experience to become a scuba instructor in the future.

      Check the tabs below for further information about our Diamond IDC Package

      SILVER IDC PACKAGE – 12 days – B 61,000

      Includes: Prep Course, IDC, EFRI, O2 Instructor, Enriched Air Instructor PLUS MSDT (5 additional specialties)
      Excludes: PADI materials & PADI application fees

       

      REQUIRED PADI MATERIALS: IDC Digital Crewpak + OWSI Cue Cards – B 22,700

      The digital crewpak contains all the training materials you will need for the IDC/IE and for teaching courses

      The OWSI Cue Cards are a set of physical slates you will use in the IDC/IE and when teaching courses (they cover all courses from OW through to DM)

      • Above prices are in Thai Baht
      • A 30% (non-refundable) deposit is required at the time of booking
      • The balance of payment is due 2 weeks before the course starts at the latest
      • All amounts are payable in advance by PayPal or by transfer to our Thai bank account. The balance can be paid at our dive center by MasterCard/Visa or in Thai Baht (if you are arriving well in advance)

       

      PADI ASIA-PACIFIC APPLICATION FEES

      In addition to the course prices above, there are application fees which must be paid directly to PADI. These are standard PADI fees, the same price throughout the PADI Asia-Pacific region. Payment is by credit card only, prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

      IDC Application Fee AU$ 280

      IE Enrolment Fee AU$ 975

      EFRI/CFCI Processing Fee AU$ 193 (incl. Primary/Secondary Care & Care for Children)

      We offer the IDC EVERY month. Dates for our upcoming courses as follows:

      Course start date: Tues 20th October 2020

      IE dates: Sat 31 October – Sun 1 November 2020

      Course Director: Camille Lemmens

       

      Course start date: Mon 30th November

      IE dates: Mon 14th – Tues 15th December 2020

      Course Director: Ann Christmas

       

      Dates in 2021 to be confirmed

       

      INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

      Apart from a 10-day IDC course, you also get:

      • FREE diving equipment rental for the IDC and IE (if you do not have your own)
      • extra in-water skills training and rescue assessment before the IDC prep course starts (if you arrive well in advance)
      • special in-water workshops throughout the IDC, including buoyancy control, CESA in confined and open water, rescue exercises, ascents/descents, lift-bag use, knot tying, etc.
      • independent access to our on-site pool for extra training and practice, including free tanks and weights
      • lunch during the IDC Prep, IDC & EFRI
      • transport from the dive center to and from the beach/harbour for your training exercises and dives
      • all tanks, weights, boat & jetty fees
      • celebration dinner and drinks after your IE!
      • a free follow-up IDC if you are unsuccessful in your first IE
      • tea/coffee/water in our dive center
      • Wi-Fi at our dive center
      • FREE t-shirt
      • 10% discount on all equipment purchases
      • lifetime return customer discount with Sea Dragon Dive Center

       Your Digital Crewpak contains all the training materials you will need for the IDC/IE and to teach courses in the future. In addition, you will need to bring the following:

      Admin
      • copies of all certification cards from Open Water through to Divemaster (if non PADI certifications).
      • copy of the last page of your log book showing proof of 100+ dives
      • EFR certification dated within the past 2 years. Alternative first aid/CPR certification may be acceptable, but please check with us in advance
      • Medical statement confirming you are fit to dive dated within the past year and signed by a physician (PADI medical statement).
      • You must have this signed statement with you on day one of the IDC or you cannot participate in the in-water activities
      • Your credit card – PADI fees cannot be paid in cash
      Materials
      • laptop or tablet
      • a calculator (your phone will be fine, providing it comes with a build in calculator)
      • any PADI books and materials you have already purchased (we do have a library for your use during the IDC but any PADI course manual you can bring will be appreciated)
      • RDP Table and ‘Instructions for use’ booklet (optional)
      • eRDPml and ‘Instructions for use’ booklet (NB: you are required to have an eRDPml and know how to use this tool before the start of the IDC)
      Dive equipment

      We do offer free equipment hire throughout your IDC and IE. However, we strongly recommend that you purchase and bring your own dive equipment. You must have:

      • Regulator with octopus, console with depth gauge in metres + SPG
      • BCD with power inflator
      • Wetsuit
      • Mask, snorkel, fins
      • Timing device (some skills have time limits and you need to be able to check the exact duration of a skill)
      • Dive knife, compass, whistle, blank slate, safety sausage (SMB)
      • Pocket mask
      • Dive computer

      If you have a DIN connection on your first stage, please bring an adapter. In the South East Asian region INT valves are the standard. DIN adapters are available for purchase if required (please contact us in advance).

         

        Advance preparation
        • start your eLearning well in advance to ensure completion before the IDC prep course starts
        • practice your knot-tying skills before the IDC: Bowline, Two Half Hitches or Sheet Bend. Look here for (animated) knot tying practice
        • check out this blog post about how to prepare for a PADI IDC
        • make sure that your visa is valid throughout the duration of the IDC and IE. It will not be an option to go on a ‘visa run’ during the IDC or PADI IE