Your PADI Instructor Examinations in Phuket
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.
Day 1 – Saturday
IE Orientation and Registration: Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort & Spa: 7/1 Ketkwan Road, Kata Beach, Karon District, A.Muang Phuket 83100 Thailand
The IE is a standardized, objective evaluation conducted by Instructor Examiners from PADI Asia-Pacific Headquarters.
This is the schedule we usually have in Phuket, Thailand
8:30am – Commence Theory and Standards Exams
5-part theory exam Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Skills & Environment and the PADI Recreational Dive Planner – multiple choice, true/false, 12 questions
PADI Systems, Standards & Procedures exam – multiple choice, open book, 50 question exam – 90 minutes
12:00pm – Classroom Presentations
2:30pm – Confined Water Presentations – Kata Big Rock Pool
Demonstrate a five skill circuit as detailed by the Examiners
Perform 1 Confined Water Teaching Presentation
Day 2 – Sunday
7:30am – Kata Beach – PADI Briefing
Perform 1 Open Water Teaching Presentation with two skills
8:30am – Rescue Scenarios – Open Water Presentations
11:30am – Closing Ceremony