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Equipment FAQ

Equipment FAQ

Aussie Divers Phuket are a ScubaPro Display Centre

Aussie Divers Phuket are Thailand’s only Scubapro Display Centre, along with being Thailand distribution agents for Stream2Sea Reef Safe Sunscreen, Frog Spit Antifog and Orca Torches. We have a large range of Equipment on display and ready for you to dive with, if there is anything you need for your PADI IDC or IE we will have it in stock, if we don’t have it in stock we will be able to get it for you in no time. Speak to our friendly staff about the special IDC pro equipment packages, we can tailor an instructor gear package specifically to your needs.

Aussie Divers Phuket only uses quality Scubapro Equipment

Trusting the dive equipment you are using is very important, especially during you PADI IDC & IE program. This is why Aussie Divers Phuket has invested in top quality Scubapro rental equipment. Scubapro is one of the leading companies in the dive industry worldwide, there equipment is simple, rugged and reliable.

At Aussie Divers Phuket we are committed to having the latest Scubapro equipment available for rental, serviced at least annually, in order to maintain Scubapro’s high level of performance for relaxed and enjoyable diving experiences any time of the year.

Q: Can I use my own equipment?

A: Yes. You need to be familiar with it though and it needs to 100% meet the PADI equipment standards requirements for an IDC candidate, if not you will need to use Aussie Divers equipment.

Q: Do I get free rental equipment with an IDC package?

A: Yes. You get free rental of our shop equipment over the course of your IDC and Specialty Instructor Training. You do not get free equipment rental for scuba diving activities outside of IDC or Specialty training that would be considered fun diving.

Q: How much is it to rent a full set of scuba equipment for the day?

A: Renting a full set of scuba equipment from Aussie Divers will set you back 500 THB per day. So if you plan on doing a lot of diving after graduation, it’s high time to buy your own equipment!

A full set includes the following

  • Scubapro BCD
  • Scubapro Regulators
  • Wet-suit
  • Mask
  • Fins

If you require any further equipment we have everything for sale in the shop, including, surface marker buoys, reels, clips and other necessary equipment.

Q: What is the best equipment?

A: It’s hard to tell sometimes but at Aussie Divers Phuket we rely almost entirely on the quality and robustness of Scubapro diving equipment. Scubapro make gear that lasts for an exceptionally long time and is reliable, this is what you need when teaching or diving every day!

Q: Is there any special equipment I need for the IDC?

A: Yes. Please see the IDC Pre-requisites page for a list of REQUIRED scuba diving equipment that you will need to have with you or purchase during your IDC to become a PADI instructor.

Living The Dream After Instructor Graduation

Finding work after becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor can sometimes be a daunting task, you are competing against people with much more experience who have been working in the industry longer. The best thing about doing your Instructor Course in Phuket is that there is almost always work for new instructors and Aussie Divers will help you to get it. We have awesome and varied post graduation programs, ranging from 'Ride Alongs' with our elite instructors to instructor internships where experience & responsibility can be had in real world environments with real customers, getting you the qualifications & certifications you need to be attractive to employers.

The absolute best way to ensure employability after you graduate to a fully fledged (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor is to continue your training with PADI, especially when it comes to the PADI instructor specialties we teach here at Aussie Divers. Once you have five Instructor specialties under your belt you will become an M.S.D.T or Master Scuba Diver Trainer, which looks much better on your diving resume'. Specialties include being able to teach the PADI Deep Diver (40m), Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Wreck Diver, Sidemount Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer courses, plus many many more!

Instructor Specialty Courses

The Best Instructor Development Center In Thailand

Here at Aussie Divers IDC Phuket we do not worry about the number of divers or IDC candidates we have, we worry exclusively about the quality of your education, be it one person or many, you'll never feel abandoned or bored when training, working or diving with us. Maintaining relationships before during and after any courses done with us is what Aussie Divers is all about. To help manage such a huge base of divers & industry professionals we built this diver network, connecting on every social media platform we can think of coupled with extremely helpful blog articles, to keep you engaged & to keep you engaged with us for the entirety of your diving career!

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I did my PADI Divemaster course with Ashley Walker in Queensland in 2013. Ash mentioned he was having a great time working in Thailand with Aussie Divers. Ash convinced me to head to Phuket and to do my PADI Instructor Development Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Darren and the team really made the course a couple of weeks to remember. Ash recommended that I do PADI IDC online and I am glad that I did. It freed me up to work on other parts of the course and even let me have a days break in the second week which I really needed. The support I got through the IDC not only from Darren and Ash but from the whole team was unbelievable. [...]

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I was referred to Aussie Divers Phuket and Darren Gaspari by Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace I had a very enjoyable and professional IDC with Darren and Ash. Both had a great sense of humor which made the course go quite quickly. Both spent extra time with me working on areas that I had trouble with. Unfortunately I am not very good at Physics and Physiology and both spent many of extra hours making sure that I was able to pass the exams comfortably. I came away from the course not only as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor but with a new approach on scuba diving. I also made many friends amongst the Aussie Divers team who made me feel like one of the [...]

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From the 26th June to the 8th of July 2016, I took my PADI Instructor Development course (PADI IDC) with course director Darren Gaspari, of Aussie Divers Phuket. The Instructor Development team including, Darren, Simon, Ash and the rest of the instructor staff at Aussie Divers Phuket personally assisted with my development as an instructor. Going above and beyond in the training and preparation to ensure I not only passed the PADI Instructor Exams, but also passed the PADI IE with top scores. The entire Aussie Divers team, with many years of training behind them was able to provide me with ample opportunities to learn and develop my practical skills. All provided in a professional environment and manor, working [...]

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