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Staff Instructors

Staff Instructors

What Is A Staff Instructor?

Staff instructors are the shining light during your IDC training, when your Course Director/s has or have had enough of your dumb questions and resorted to whiskey sours to get through the day, your PADI IDC Staff Instructor’s will be there to help you with a smile and to throw your Course Director under a blanket till the next morning.

Staff Instructors are usually hand picked by Course Directors for their exemplary teaching skills & scuba diving knowledge, they will be there through your IDC to guide you in actual industry practices and will be the ones showing you all the skills that Course Directors are not meant to teach you. They are a bit like your cool Aunty who used to let you sneak a few sips of wine at parties.


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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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!

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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Training At Kata Big Rock Swimming Pool Idc Phuket Endorsements

Jamie Madalyn

From the 26th June to the 8th of July 2016, I took my PADI Instructor Development course (PADI IDC) with course director Darren Gaspari, of Aussie Divers Phuket. The Instructor Development team including, Darren, Simon, Ash and the rest of the instructor staff at Aussie Divers Phuket personally assisted with my development as an instructor. Going above and beyond in the training and preparation to ensure I not only passed the PADI Instructor Exams, but also passed the PADI IE with top scores. The entire Aussie Divers team, with many years of training behind them was able to provide me with ample opportunities to learn and develop my practical skills. All provided in a professional environment and manor, working [...]

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