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Aussie Divers IDC Phuket Team

Aussie Divers IDC Phuket Team

PADI Course Directors and PADI IDC Team at Aussie Divers Phuket, Thailand

Aussie Divers PADI IDC team in Phuket Thailand: Platinum PADI Course Director Christophe Pace, PADI Course Director Darren Gaspari and their IDC team Simon Creed and Ash Walker welcome you to Phuket in Thailand.

Aussie Divers PADI IDC team is certainly one of the most awarded in the world, they have in these many years of experience many awards in the dive industry, and they are also involved in environmental projects and have also been awarded. Aussie Divers team is one of the very few team in the world to have been awarded 4 times with PADI Instructor Development Instructor awards, the highest distinction for PADI IDC.

Together they have won:

• 2016 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2016 PADI Instructor Development AWARD
• 2013, 2014 and 2015 Elite Award Instructor
• 2015 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2014 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2013 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2012 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2012 Outstanding Contribution to Diver Education
• 2011 One Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
• 2011 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2010 Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry
• 2010 PADI Instructor Development AWARD
• 2010 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2010 Four Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
• 2009 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2008 Platinum PADI Course Director
• 2008 Two Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
• 2005 Finalist for Member Awards for Diver Training.
• 2003 Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
• 2002 Outstanding Commitment to PADI System of Education
• 2002 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development
• 2001 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development

Your IDC Team Matters

Don't be fooled, your scuba diving education is what shapes you into a good Instructor, to become the best you need to be taught by the best!

PADI courses Phuket Thailand with Aussie Divers

Simon Creed – PADI Master Instructor

Originally from Preston in cold old England Simon accidentally migrated to Phuket, Thailand after his second stop of a 20 country world tour. Simon did his PADI Instructor Development Course along side Aussie Divers Phuket owner and Course Director Darren Gaspari. Both shared Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace as the mentor and Course Director for the development of their education. Simon spent many years with one of Phuket's most famous PADI Course Directors He also worked along side PADI Course [...]

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Darren Gaspari PADI Course Director Phuket IDC

Darren Gaspari – PADI Course Director

Born and raised in outback Australia Darren took a while to get into scuba diving. Once it took hold he was there with a passion. Darren relocated to Phuket in 2008 after a 10 year stint with the Victoria Police Force in Australia. He completed his PADI Instructor Development Course with Scuba Cat, Phuket Thailand. His Course Director there was Christophe Pace and for the next few years they worked very closely together with Darren Staff Instructing and assisting [...]

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Ash Walker Padi Idc Staff Instructor Aussie Divers Phuket

Ash Walker – PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Ashleys background within the Dive industry goes back to 2009 when his first did his DSD in Koh Tao, Thailand. Finding his passion for the underwater world during this trip, Ashley returned to the Gold Coast and completed his PADI Zero to Hero over a 12 month Period, being certified as a PADI Divemaster in early 2010 and beginning his career within the dive industry. Since then Ashley has made his way up through the PADI Pro ladder, working alongside other [...]

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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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Idc Candidate At Racha Yai Bay 1 Giving Ok Sign Endorsements

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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Aussie Divers Idc Candidates Hard At Work In Phuket Thailand Endorsements

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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