IDC Staff Instructor course

Our PADI IDC Staff Instructor course runs every month and will provide you with all the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development programs. As a PADI Staff Instructor, you will be qualified to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course independently, as well as assist on the full IDC and PADI Specialty Instructor training programs.

During the course, you’ll brush up on your dive theory, and also audit an IDC to gain advanced presentation techniques and assessment practice. It’s a great career move as you will be significantly more employable within the industry thanks to your additional skills and experience in teaching and mentoring instructor level programmes. 

  • Sea and pool used for Confined sessions.
  • Air Conditioned classroom.
  • Free Master Divers Instructor T-Shirt.
  • 15% Discount on all equipment purchases.

Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to make sure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, BEFORE BOOKING, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible.

What you need to know

Who can take this course?

To enrol in the PADI Staff Instructor course, you must be an active PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and be at least 18 years of age. If you would like to do this course and are not yet an MSDT, don’t worry. We can teach you everything you need!

You must have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months and be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

How much does it cost?

The stand-alone course is 20,000 THB.

You will need to purchase a PADI Course Director Manual and you will also need to have your own sets of confined open water and open water assessment slates, we can offer these all to you for a discounted price of 11,000 THB.

There will also be further costs, payable to PADI for the Staff Instructor Application, of AU$166 (excluding GST).


How long is the course?

The course runs for 17 days in total. The PADI Instructor Development Course itself takes 15 days, with the PADI Staff Instructor course beginning 2 days prior to the scheduled IDC start date each month. During these 2 days you’ll be taking some pre-assessments and helping our PADI Course Director prepare for the IDC.

What's included?

The course includes boat fees, top quality instruction from PADI Course Director Gaz Lyden, lunch during the Instructor Development Course, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat.

We would like you to get involved with conservation here on Koh Tao and therefore offer you a free Conservation Dive and Conservation Evening during your stay. Plus you will be eligible for generous professional discount on equipment purchases.

How do I book?

Ready to book now? With Master Divers you can book online with a small deposit, using VISA, MasterCard or AMEX.

Please note that the dive center is closed for the following dates each year: 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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