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Open Water Scuba Instructor

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Time to leave the office forever, become a PADI professional Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor and start living the dream of doing what you love day in day out and dreaming about Sharks and Manta’s on the off days when you are not immersed in the beautiful reefs and wrecks of one our world’s top holiday destinations like Phuket and the Similan Islands!

PADI Aussie Divers IDC Thailand, Phuket PADI IDC packages

PADI IDC in Phuket with Aussie Divers propose you these different packages. We are very flexible, we can tailor make your own package, our professional team is always here to adapt to their candidates. All these professional courses and Scuba Diving Instructor courses are taught, supervised and organized by either Platinum PADI Course Director Christophe Pace or PADI Course Director Darren Gaspari winner of many PADI Awards.

All the professional courses including PADI IDC are taught at Aussie Divers 5 Star IDC center facilities in Phuket Thailand.

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Phuket Instructor Development Courses

IDC Course Number of Days Inclusions Price
IDC Budget 12 Days Prep AI+OWSI (PADI IDC) 38,000*
IDC Pro Silver 12 Days Prep PADI IDC EFR/CFC Instructor 42,000
IDC Pro Gold 21 Days Prep PADI IDC/CFC Inst. & 5 Spec Instructor 54,000
IDC Pro Platinum 4 - 6 Weeks Prep PADI IDC EFR/CFC Inst. & MSDT 66,000

Our PADI IDC Phuket Thailand is 12 days

PADI IDC in Phuket Thailand: the minimum requirement for a PADI IDC is 7 days. At Aussie Divers we have extended our program to 12 days, including extra workshops, some of the workshops are conducted in swimming pool such as CESA, descents, new open water skills…, the others in open water training dives such as CESA, lift bag ascent, SMB use and so on. To get the best of your PADI IDC, Aussie Divers has added extra confined water presentations and open water presentations, we want you to the best.

You will have time to self-study or to ask one of us to have extra explanations, lecture, practice, more underwater skill demonstration. We have designed this schedule to give you time to fully understand, yet still have some time off to relax.

During these 12 days you will be continuously evaluated, to check your progress and improve your abilities. You will arrive confidante for your PADI IE (Instructor Examination) and after as a PADI Instructor.

To have the chance to discover the wonderful marine world of Phuket and Koh PhiPhi,we have included for all our PADI IDC candidates free diving before the IDC for 5 days before your PADI IDC in Thailand to the best dive sites such as Koh Phi Phi, King Cruiser, Shark point, Koh Doc Mai, Racha Noi and Yai. We want all Aussie Divers PADI IDC candidates to have a memorable experience with us in Phuket Thailand. If you would decide to stay and work in Phuket, you will already know the majority of the dive sites.

Aussie Divers includes in all their PADI IDC Phuket Thailand packages

Emergency First responder (EFR) and Care For Children Instructor included

Preparation days are included in our 12 Day PADI IDC packages

We organise the preparation for the PADI IE 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 Guarantee

Assistance for visa (letter of invitation, room booking, course description….)

Computerised classroom

Wireless access at the facility (anywhere in the facility including the classroom)

10 nights free* accommodations: brand new rooms in a very quiet area, wifi, private bathroom.
(*Subject to availability)

Language support

Access to PADI library

Unique job placement service: prepare a resume, where to look and find a job as a PADI Instructor

Enjoy 5 days of free* diving before your PADI IDC
(subject to avialability)

FREE use of 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.

Free Enriched Air course and PADI Oxygen provider* to all our PADI IDC Thailand candidates.

*(PADI fees and materials not included)

PADI IDC/IE dates for 2021/22

Month Prep Dates Instructor Development Course PADI Instructor Examinations Phuket Specialty Instructor Dates
January TBC TBC 21th - 22nd January 2023 TBC
February 01st - 05th February 2023 06th - 17th February 2023 18th - 19th February 2023 20th - 24th February 2023
March 01st March - 05th March 2023 06th March - 17th March 2023 18th - 19th March 2023 20th - 24th March 2023
April 29th March - 02nd April 2023 03rd - 14th April 2023 15th - 16th April 2023 17th - 20th April 2023
May 26th April - 30th April 2023 01st - 12th May 2023 13th - 14th May 2023 15th - 18th May 2023
June 31st May - 4th June 2023 5th - 16th June 2023 17th - 18th June 2023 19th - 23rd June 2023
July 28th June - 02nd July 2023 03rd July - 14th July 2023 15th - 16th July 2023 17th - 20th July 2023
August 26th July - 30st July 2023 31st July - 11th August 2023 12th - 13th August 2023 14th - 18th August 2023
September 30th August - 03rd September 2023 04th August - 15th September 2023 16th - 17th September 2023 18th - 21st September 2023
October 27th September - 01st October 2023 02nd - 13th October 2023 14th - 15th October 2023 16th - 20th October 2023
November 201st - 05th November 2023 06th - 17th November 2023 18th - 19th November 2023 20th - 24th November 2023
December TBC - Contact Us TBC 16th - 17th December 2023 TBC

Extra training dives and workshops in your PADI IDC with Aussie Divers

For the PADI IDC requirement you need to do 2 open water training dives, we will do 2 extra workshop dives. For the confined water requirement, you need to do 4 confined water presentations, we have added 4 more workshops with different skills with demonstration criteria and problem solving.

  • In open water for: Ascents and Descents, SMB use, CESA, Lift bag, Knots, Navigation, PPB, Rescue exercises.
  • In confined water: skills workshop, problem solving, rescue, CESA, 2 skills circuits and all the new open water skills.
  • In classroom: workshop on planning courses, extra lecture for dive theory topics, after class extra explanation.

We have added at the end of your IDC a prep for the PADI IE, we will give you extra exams, skill demonstration and problem solving in confined water, extra classroom presentation if it’s needed.

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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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