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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) 38,150*
IDC Pro Silver 12 Days Prep PADI IDC EFR/CFC Instructor 47,700
IDC Pro Gold 21 Days Prep PADI IDC/CFC Inst. & 5 Spec Instructor 60,000
IDC Pro Platinum 4 - 6 Weeks Prep PADI IDC EFR/CFC Inst. & MSDT 72,000

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.

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 – Koh Phi Phi*, King Cruiser, Shark point, Koh Doc Mai, Racha Noi and Racha Yai

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 2017

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

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!

Manni IDC Phuket Endorsements

Dominik “Manni” Groetsch

After looking for the right place to do my PADI Instructor Development Course & Instructor Exam's (PADI IDC/IE) I was referred to the awesome & WORLD's Best dive IDC Centre, Aussie Divers Phuket, by the PADI Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace. The boss… MASTER PADI Course-Director Darren Gaspari and his Team personally made my stay and the IDC course ended up being very enjoy and unforgettable. The training, practice and theory I received, wasn`t just made or designed to pass the PADI Instructor Exam weekend, it also personally gave me way more than needed and I am thankfull for it. During the whole IDC, the whole Aussie Divers team (Course Director, Staff Instructor's, MSDT's and OWSI's) showed excellent mastery of skill demonstration [...]

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Donald Booker

I did my PADI Divemaster course with Ashley Walker in Queensland in 2013. Ash mentioned he was having a great time working in Thailand with Aussie Divers. Ash convinced me to head to Phuket and to do my PADI Instructor Development Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Darren and the team really made the course a couple of weeks to remember. Ash recommended that I do PADI IDC online and I am glad that I did. It freed me up to work on other parts of the course and even let me have a days break in the second week which I really needed. The support I got through the IDC not only from Darren and Ash but from the whole team was unbelievable. [...]

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Suzy Parrasen

I was referred to Aussie Divers Phuket and Darren Gaspari by Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace I had a very enjoyable and professional IDC with Darren and Ash. Both had a great sense of humor which made the course go quite quickly. Both spent extra time with me working on areas that I had trouble with. Unfortunately I am not very good at Physics and Physiology and both spent many of extra hours making sure that I was able to pass the exams comfortably. I came away from the course not only as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor but with a new approach on scuba diving. I also made many friends amongst the Aussie Divers team who made me feel like one of the [...]

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