PADI IDC Instructor Course
Darius Moazzami, our PADI Course Director has been teaching IDC's for 7 years on the island and has achieved a perfect 100% success rate from his candidates on the PADI Instructor Exam. Our program runs for 14 days and includes the IDC Prep, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, Oxygen Provider Instructor and Marine Resource Management seminar. We include lunches on the program, as well. The price for the IDC is currently 39,900 THB.
In addition to the course fees, you will need the new IDC Crew Pak which includes the PADI Guide to Teaching and all of the slates which you will use on the IDC and afterward as an Instructor (DSD, OW, AOW, Rescue, etc.). The Crew Pak is 15,000 THB and you must also have the EFR Instructor Manual (2500 THB).
You must also pay fees to PADI. Currently, the Instructor Exam fee, Instructor Application fee and the EFR Instructor Application fee are 1017 AUD. These are paid direct to PADI by bank draft or credit card. Though we include the option of the Oxygen Instructor in the IDC, you will have to pay an application fee (68 AUD) to PADI if you choose to hold that rating.
After finishing, you may consider gaining extra experience through the Master Scuba Diver Trainer program. This lasts anywhere from 3 weeks to several months and is priced at 20,000 THB. Again there will be fees that must be paid to PADI- 68 AUD/ Specialty Instructor course and 125 AUD for the MSDT application.
Our MSDT program is a great way to ease you into real world teaching under the supervision of our experienced team of Instructors. On the program you will get an opportunity to choose 5 Instructor Specialties that you would like to teach and you will have an opportunity to team teach with our guys until you get a minimum of 25 certifications. By no means will we make you stop if you are enjoying the program. Many of our MSDT's leave with 80 or even 100 student certifications. We encourage the MSDT's to participate in training all levels of divers from Open Water students to DMT's and Specialty course students. You will also be enrolled in our job placement service. Our former Instructor candidates are working in and/or managing almost every dive shop in Thailand and hundreds more across the world. Whenever dive jobs are going, we tend to hear about them first. This is obviously a huge advantage for newly qualified Instructors.
W hope this helps you out. Feel free to drop me a line on this address if you have any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.