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Pro Gold IDC Package

Pro Gold IDC Package

Aussie Divers Pro Gold IDC Package

This is our second PADI IDC package and is extremely popular with anyone who is seriously thinking about working in the diving industry because of the PADI specialty instructor training that is included in the package price. The more training you have and the more specialties you can teach, the more valuable you become to dive operations, shops, liveaboards and dive center’s.

the more specialties you can teach, the more valuable you become

We also don’t force you into doing specialty instructor training that won’t benefit you or that you don’t enjoy, we have a large selection of specialties that you can choose from, they are listed below.

PADI Course Director Staff Instructor

PADI Course Director Staff Instructor

Pick Five Instructor Specialties At No Extra Cost

Technically you will get seven instructor specialties because we throw in Nitrox & Oxygen Provider specialties free with every IDC package!

The best thing about doing your specialty instructor training is actually the diving, if you didn’t get a chance to dive before your PADI IDC, this is your best opportunity because it’s included in the Gold Package price!

PADI Sidemount Pool Aussie Divers Phuket

PADI Sidemount Pool Aussie Divers Phuket

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Gold Packages Also Include

Aussie Divers Gold IDC packages also include:

12 Days Free* Accommodation

Stay with Aussie and get 12 Days Free accommodation when you sign up to one of our monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses here in Phuket.

That saves you around 12,000 THB (400 AUD), that's pretty good value!
*subject to availability

To make it easy for you to see the value you are getting in the Gold IDC Package, please see the green box in the honest pricing section below where you can see the real world value of all the free stuff you get if you book with us.

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Honest Pricing

IDC Aussie Divers
Pro Silver IDC
Pro Gold IDC
  • + 5 Instructor Specialties
Pro Platinum IDC
  • + 5 Instructor Specialties
  • + 25 Instructor Certifications
PADI Materials
IDC Digital Crewpak
i Valid Digital PADI Crew Pack can be purchased through Aussie Divers or elsewhere before the IDC. You may not begin an IDC without a valid PADI Crew Pack!
IDC Slate Pak
i If you have a PADI EFR Instructor Manual you may use it during your IDC, if you do not you will need to purchase one during the IDC.
EFR Instructor Manual
i If you have a PADI EFR Instructor Manual you may use it during your IDC, if you do not you will need to purchase one during the IDC.
Free Stuff
12 Days Accommodation*
i 12 Days free accommodation at our very own hotel above our Chalong dive shop. *subject to availability
Free Equipment Rental
i FREE use of ScubaPro diving equipment during the IDC & specialty instructor training
Nitrox Specialty Instructor Training *
i PADI Specialty instructor fee of 94$ is NOT included. The listing price is for the specialty instructor training only. You certify yourself with PADI when your are ready.
Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Training *
i PADI Specialty instructor fee of 94$ is NOT included. The listing price is for the specialty instructor training only. You certify yourself with PADI when your are ready.

*Accomodation Subject to Availability. *PADI Specialty instructor application fee of AUD $130 is NOT included.


What Are my PADI Fee’s?

If you wish to be a valid, teaching status, (OWSI) PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor you will be required to pay the following fee’s directly to PADI. Aussie Divers Phuket have no control over these fee’s and none of them are optional, you pay them to PADI during your IDC.

PADI Application Fees 2023
IDC Application Fee
i Required fee that goes directly to PADI to begin any IDC, no matter what part of the world you are in or what shop your are doing your IDC with you will pay this fee!
EFR Application Fee
i You must be a qualified EFR instructor if you wish to teach PADI courses as a PADI instructor.
IE Application Fee
i To become a PADI instructor you must attend an Instructor Examination (IE), if you wish to become an instructor you must pay this fee to PADI before attending your IE.
MSDT Application Fee
i If you wish to be upgrade your instructor certification to 'Master Scuba Diver Trainer' you will need to pay this fee directly to PADI after you complete your 5 instructor specialties.

We provide this calculator for your benefit so that you know approximately the cost of certifying as an Instructor with PADI. Fee’s are subject to change without notice.

Please be aware that the fee’s are listed in Australian Dollars (excluding GST), but depending on where you live and where you intend to teach they can be slightly different.

PADI specialty Instructor registration fee of (AUD $130 per specialty) not included in PADI fee table

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PADI Instructor Specialty Fee's

Each time you certify in a given PADI instructor Specialty, you will pay PADI a one time processing fee, of 111$. This fee is non-negotiable if you wish to teach that specialty as a PADI instructor. This fee will be charged upon completion of the specialty training, usually this happens after you have graduated as an instructor and begun your specialty training to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

When Getting Quotes Please Make Sure That The "Total Price" is the Final Amount you Pay

Let's be clear, becoming a PADI scuba diving instructor costs money, you need to pay for your training over the course of your IDC, you need to pay PADI to register as an instructor and there are materials such as the PADI Crew Pack that you are 100% required to have to even begin your IDC training. Some dive center's will not tell you about this until you arrive. It is their way of making an IDC look cheaper than it really is. Please check the final price before signing up with any dive centre. This is to include course tuition, accommodation, boat fees, PADI Fees, IE Fees and the like.

We pride ourselves on giving you honest pricing

Simply check the facts the true facts are above, we have listed ALL shop, materials & PADI fee's that are required to become a valid PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, if you are looking elsewhere at cheaper IDC's please be aware that you will pay the fee's and require the materials listed above regardless of if you knew about them or not.

At Aussie Divers we want you to dive and learn with piece of mind, we are Phuket's busiest Five Star Instructor Development Center and you will not be charged any hidden fees whether they are from us or PADI. We want you to focus entirely on your training while having a good time here in Phuket.

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Brand New Instructors PAD IDC Aussie Divers Phuket

Brand New Instructors PAD IDC Aussie Divers Phuket

Pro Gold IDC Package Extra’s

There is even more free stuff in our Gold package, please see below for a full list of extra benefits, services and training for the Pro Gold IDC Package with Aussie Divers Phuket.

  • * PADI specialty Instructor registration fee not included
  • ~ If hotel is full we will provide you with accomm close to the shop of equal value

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All Aussie Divers IDC Packages Include

Don’t forget that you get all of the following included with any IDC package deal booked with Aussie Divers Phuket at no extra cost.

  • 2 Preparation days are included in our PADI IDC packages
  • We organise and prepare you PADI Instructor Examinations for you
  • Extra Open Water presentation and confined water presentation, Extra in-water workshops, Rescue, Search and Recovery, Navigation, Knots, CESA, Lift bag, Descents
  • PADI IE pass assurance, we have a 100% pass rate!
  • Assistance for visa (letter of invitation, room booking, course description….)
  • Free use of our computerized classroom
  • Wireless internet access at the facility (anywhere in the facility including the classroom)
  • Language supports
  • Unique job placement service: prepare a resume, where to look and find a job as a PADI Instructor
  • FREE use of ScubaPro diving equipment during professional packages
  • Aussie Divers and one of the PADI Course Director will be with you during the PADI IE, we will organize the logistic for you.

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Aussie Divers Phuket PADI Instructor IDC

Aussie Divers Phuket PADI Instructor IDC

The Pro Gold IDC Package is your ticket to success as a PADI (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Instructor, get the right training and become a sought after diving professional!

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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!

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