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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
January 6th - 8th January 2017 9th - 20th January 2017 21st - 22nd January 2017 23rd - 25th January 2017
February 3rd - 5th February 2017 6th - 17th February 2017 18th - 19th February 2017 20th - 22nd February 2017
March 3rd - 5th March 2017 6th - 17th March 2017 18th - 19th March 2017 20th - 22nd March 2017
April 7th - 9th April 2017 10th - 21st April 2017 22nd - 23rd April 2017 24th - 26th April 2017
May 5th - 7th May 2017 8th - 19th May 2017 20th - 21st May 2017 22nd - 24th May 2017
June 2nd - 4th June 2017 5th - 16th June 2017 17th - 18th June 2017 19th - 21st June 2017
July 30th June - 2nd July 2017 3rd - 14th July 2017 15th - 16th July 2017 17th - 19th July 2017
August 4th - 6th August 2017 7th - 18th August 2017 19th - 20th August 2017 21st - 23rd August 2017
September 1st - 3rd September 2017 4th - 15th September 2017 16th - 17th September 2017 18th - 20th September 2017
October 28th - 30th September 2017 1st - 13th 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

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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.

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