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Price of the Diving Instructor Course includes;

2 day Preparation course, Full 14 day IDC, 2 weeks Free accommodation, Free lunch, Free T-shirt, Free Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep course consisting of 5 instructor specs (many to choose from), EFRI included in the price.
36,000 Thai Baht. 

You can either fill in our contact form here on the website, our live chat feature, or if you prefer, write us an email to: [email protected]

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PADI  Scuba diving Instructor

Share your love for scuba diving with your students by becoming a PADI Scuba diving Instructor in Koh Phangan Thailand. PADI is the largest diving training agency worldwide with dive centers all around the globe. Our PADI Scuba Diving Instructor Training Course (IDC) will teach you to instruct divers to learn diving in the safest and most thorough way. Our staff instructors will share their experience with you and practice working with students in the classroom, the swimming pool and ocean settings. Our aim is not only to make you confident in the classroom and the swimming pool, but to give you a good understanding on how Padi diving courses are run and how you can plan these courses in the best way for the students and for yourself. Thus, we will have a close look at each of the diving courses you are likely to teach in the future and see what skills and theory is involved in each course.

 Whats involved in the Instructor course?

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Sail Rock Divers will provide you also with additional workshops and training to best understand the PADI diving system. During the class time you will learn how to apply PADI standards and procedures; you will learn how to teach in the classroom and in confined water and open water. Furthermore you will learn how to market PADI diving courses effectively. The PADI IDC also helps you to gain a complete understanding of PADI’s educational goals and philosophies so you can benefit from a maximum of diving knowledge. The PADI IDC including the prep course lasts 14 days and is followed by the two-day  IE.  The instructor examination is conducted by an independent examiner from PADI headquarters.

How our course is structured

  • Getting Ready - Prep Course covering dive theory and skill development – 2 days
  • The First Step - PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI) – Day 1-4
  • The IDC - PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) – Day 5-11
  • The Try Out Examination - Mock IE – 2 days
  • The Final Step - IE - 2 days

PADI IDC Prerequisites

  • You need to be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent (Please Contact us for more information on equivalent certifications)
  • Have been a diver for at least 6 months
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • You need to have 60 logged dives* including deep, night and navigation dives
  • You need to have written proof of CPR training, such as Emergency First Response within the last 24 months
  • Have a current medical certificate dated within 12 months signed by a doctor view the medical here
  • Be a current EFRI - can be completed during the IDC

 Additional workshops included during the PADI 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.

PADI Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)

The EFR Instructor course is done in only one day where we will cover the correct procedures and give you advice on how to independently run an PADI Emergency First Response Course. Once you successfully completed the EFRI course you will be able to run the PADI EFR program anywhere.
Please Note: The EFR Instructor certification is mandatory to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

PADI Instructor Examination

The PADI Instructor Examination is held on the 2 days following the PADI IDC. To make sure everything is in order and you learned your skills, an independent instructor examiner from PADI headquarters will com to conduct the IE. But don't worry; by the time you reach the IE, you will have covered all you need to know to pass with confidence during your IDC with Sail Rock Divers in Koh Phangan As a PADI scuba diving instructor candidate you will be tested on your ability to teach scuba diving in classroom sessions. Furthermore you will be tested in confined water and in the open water to demonstrate your watermanship. This means there will be a means of a rescue evaluation, and a demonstration of five different skills from the PADI skill circuit. Your knowledge of dive theory is assessed by completing five written exams in:

Dive Physiology, Diving Related Physics, Dive Equipment, General Scuba Diving Skills and Environment and the Recreational Dive Planner.
Your knowledge of the PADI system will be tested by an open book exam on PADI General Standards and Procedures.

Required PADI materials for the IDC and EFRI course and all PADI application fees  are listed here and are not included in the course price.

Price of the Diving Instructor Course includes
Preparation course, Full IDC, 2 weeks free accommodation, free T-shirt, free lunch, free MSDT prep including 5 instructor specs, EFRI included. 

36,000 Thai Baht

You can either fill in our contact form here on the website, our live chat feature, or if you prefer, write us an email to: [email protected]