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IDC Timetable

IDC Timetable

The Structure Of Your IDC Course In Phuket With Aussie Divers

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 you need to do some diving before the IDC to refresh skills or just for fun, you need to do them before the IDC begins. There is absolutely no room or time after an IDC begins for fun diving activities.

EFR renewal if required needs to be completed before the IDC begins!

Specialty Instructor training if required is not a set number of days, it depends on the number of specialties your are completing with us.

Dates for Aussie Divers Phuket IDC and PADI IE

Here is a list of the Aussie Divers Phuket PADI IDCs dates for 2017. It also include preparation dates, PADI Instructor Examination dates and Specialty Instructor dates.

Month Prep Dates Instructor Development Course PADI Instructor Examinations Specialty Instructor Dates
September 1st - 3rd September 2017 4th - 15th September 2017 16th - 17th September 2017 18th - 20th September 2017
October 28th - 30th September 2017 1st - 3rd October 2017 14th - 15th October 2017 16th - 17th October 2017
November 3rd - 5th November 2017 6th - 17th November 2017 18th - 19th November 2017 20th - 22nd November 2017
December 1st - 3rd December 2017 4th - 15th December 2017 16th - 17th December 2017 18th - 19th December 2017
January 5th - 7th January 2018 8th - 19th January 2018 20th - 21st January 2018 22nd - 24th January 2018
February 2nd - 4th February 2018 5th - 16th February 2018 17th - 18th February 2018 19th - 21st February 2018
March 2nd - 4th March 2018 5th - 16th March 2018 17th - 18th March 2018 19th - 21st March 2018
April 6th - 8th April 2018 9th - 20th April 2018 21st - 22nd April 2018 23rd - 25th April 2018
May 4th - 6th May 2018 7th - 18th May 2018 19th - 220th May 2018 21st - 23rd May 2018
June 1st - 3rd June 2018 4th - 15th June 2018 16th - 17th June 2018 18th - 20th June 2018
July 29th June - 1st July 2018 2nd - 13th July 2018 14th - 15th July 2018 16th - 18th July 2018
August 3rd - 5th August 2018 6th - 17th August 2018 18th - 19th August 2018 20th - 22nd August 2018
September 31st August - 2nd September 2018 3rd - 14th September 2018 15th - 16th September 2018 17th - 19th September 2018
October 28th - 30th September 2018 1st - 12th October 2018 13th - 14th October 2018 15th - 17th October 2018
November 2nd - 4th November 2018 5th - 16th November 2018 17th - 18th November 2018 19th - 21st November 2018
December 31st November - 2nd December 2018 3rd - 14th December 2018 15th - 16th December 2018 17th - 19th December 2018

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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!

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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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