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Instructor Development Course Phuket

Instructor Development Course Phuket

Learn What It Takes To Be A PADI Diving Instructor

To successfully become a PADI instructor who is allowed to teach PADI courses it can sometimes be hard disseminating all the available information and figuring out exactly how much it will all cost, the time involved or all the things you will need. So we have made life simple for you and our prospective IDC candidates by splitting the IDC course information into easily digestible chunks. If you are interested in becoming an (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Instructor, than you need to read through each section in the Instructor Development Course area, if you have a question, we are always willing to answer them so don’t hesitate to contact us and ask!

IDC Phuket Information

Find out everything you need to know about IDC's in Phuket, Thailand in this section of our web-site

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IDC Overview

This section will try to give you a clear and precise overview of what an IDC actually is, what it stands for, why you need to do one and most importantly of all, why you won't regret booking one with Aussie Divers Phuket. If you can't find the answer you are looking for in the IDC Overview area, please check the other IDC sections and the FAQ area, if you can't find the answer there either, please send us an [...]

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IDC Timetable

An IDC takes 12 days to complete fully, with 2 days immediately after that for your IE. The basic timetable for an Instructor Development Course is below. Days Activity -5 to 0 Diving, EFR Renewal, IDC Prep 0 - 5 Part 1: Assistant Instructor [AI] 5 - 12 Part 2: Open Water Scuba Instructor [OWSI] 13 - 14 Instructor Examination [IE] 15 - 20 Specialty Instructor Training IDC prep dates are days that are put aside for you to use our classroom for any study you wish to do before the IDC begins. If [...]

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IDC Pre-requisites

Before you begin an IDC you need to make sure that you meet the minimum starting requirements as set by PADI. You also need a few pieces of diving equipment for safety and teaching, if you don't own these, they are easy to purchase during your IDC, please see the list below. You will need to have all of these to begin an IDC. Be a certified diver for at least 6 months Be at least 18 years of age Be a PADI Divemaster [...]

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IDC Prior Learning & PADI IDC Online

This is a question that gets asked many times via email by interested parties and the answer is never the same because it is highly dependent on what you already know, which is probably everything? But so you don't find yourself struggling with the IDC course requirements we suggest you know the following things before turning up. You should know how to do the following things safely, correctly and without difficulty. Deploy a surface marker buoy Deploy a lift bag Basic underwater navigation skills Boat entry [...]

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We have been talking for a long time about re-designing our web presence to match the level of enthusiasm we have for all things related to scuba diving in Phuket, Thailand. We wanted to build a web site that could not just inform people about what we do, but one that would create a medium by which we could truly communicate with our current and future customers. We wanted a web site that you could view any where and on any device, and we definitely wanted it to be simple and easy to use. So with that in mind, welcome to our brand new web site, dedicated to bringing the Aussie Diver experience to more people than ever before, and to help bring awareness of the issues we face and the good times we have diving here in Phuket! A Diving Community What is a diving community? Well that is exactly what Aussie want to help people understand. We are not just a dive shop, we are a larger group of diving individuals with a common thread that links us all together, that thread is scuba diving, that thread is protection of the marine environment, that thread is being updated on what we can do to play our part so that the health of the worlds oceans and reefs improves and does not decline. Communities can be powerful voices for change, or they can just be a cool place to get information and find dive buddies. So we want you to come with us and be part of our dive community, a big Aussie Divers family, right here in Phuket! Mobile Friendly Today there is not much point having a web site if you can't look at it on your mobile or tablet. So we have worked hard to make sure everything on our new web site works nicely even on the smallest of screens. That way you guys can look up information on courses, day trips, dive site and read our blog with out the hassle of re-sizing and wrestling with your device! Zippy & Relevant The new web site is quite a bit faster than the old one, we've done away with embedded video and third party plugins so that we can deliver you a blisteringly fast web site experience. You should quite easily be able to browse our new site with any device or internet connection available to you! We have also worked extremely hard at updating our content to be more relevant and less like reading a text book or thesis. Have a look at some of our course pages and you will notice a big focus on visual story telling rather than mountains of text. We know your time is valuable, so we only include the important stuff, you can leave all the little details to us and if there is something you want to know, just send us an email, we are always happy to hear from you! Easier To Get Around You may have noticed how on the new web site the menu will follow you as you scroll the page, this makes it super easy to navigate the web-site, and we have kept the options simple. Contacting Us I think we may have already said it once or twice, but Aussie Divers is not just about diving, the customer experience to us is paramount, and as such we are always available to chat and answer your questions. You'll find many ways on the new web site to contact us, in the top navigation bar you'll see and email icon, click that for an instant email pop-up window. In the footer you can find our phone number, Google map location and Trip Advisor page. Don't hesitate to get in contact with us because you will never forget diving in Phuket!

IDC Downloads

Be prepared and have things done before you turn up for your IDC, get a medical, have your dive certifications on hand, have a record of your logged dives ready. IDC Checklist (coming soon) Medical Form Example (coming soon) Book Your IDC

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Instructor Examination [IE]

The IE or Instructor Examination is the final step in becoming a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor. This is how PADI ensures that only the highest quality of scuba divers become PADI Pro's and continue to keep the scuba diving industry safe and reliable. The IE consists of a variety of different exams and tasks over two days, culminating in your graduation ceremony. The different parts and general timetable for the IE is explained below. IE Orientation and Registration: [...]

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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!

Manni IDC Phuket Endorsements

Dominik “Manni” Groetsch

After looking for the right place to do my PADI Instructor Development Course & Instructor Exam's (PADI IDC/IE) I was referred to the awesome & WORLD's Best dive IDC Centre, Aussie Divers Phuket, by the PADI Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace. The boss… MASTER PADI Course-Director Darren Gaspari and his Team personally made my stay and the IDC course ended up being very enjoy and unforgettable. The training, practice and theory I received, wasn`t just made or designed to pass the PADI Instructor Exam weekend, it also personally gave me way more than needed and I am thankfull for it. During the whole IDC, the whole Aussie Divers team (Course Director, Staff Instructor's, MSDT's and OWSI's) showed excellent mastery of skill demonstration [...]

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Donald Booker

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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Aussie Divers Idc Candidates Hard At Work In Phuket Thailand Endorsements

Suzy Parrasen

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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