PADI Instructor Development IDC Course Pattaya Dive Instructor Training

Become a PADI Professional and Work In The Scuba Diving Industry.

What’s Involved In PADI Dive Instructor Course IDC?

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) — is the core of PADI Instructor training. You have a choice to first complete an IDC preparation course followed by the PADI IDC Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Although the IDC Prep Course is not a requirement previous students have ALL benefited significantly from its completion.

Emergency first response instructor and IDC preparation integrated into our IDC schedule. The challenging part of the IDC course is your commitment to the training. The PADI IDC requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews and eLearning before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations throughout the course. Organization and dedication are key to becoming a dive professional. IDC prep polishes and refines this self-study. During the IDC course, you’ll learn how to apply and maximise the PADI System of Education to become one of the world best diver trainers.

PADI Instructor IDC Course Schedules Pattaya Thailand.

Here at Pattaya Dive Center & Diving, we run 3 IDC (Instructor Development Courses) in Pattaya Thailand per year. We teach in small dedicated team classes to prepare you for your PADI Instructor examinations and give you the confidence to begin your dive career as a dive professional.

IDC pattaya dive instructor training

When is Your Next IDC – Dive Instructor Training Course starting in Pattaya?

2024 Pattay IDC Schedule:

May IDC 2024 30/05/24
Location: Pattaya Dive Centre, Pattaya
IE Dates: 09/10 Jun 2024, Pattaya

Sept IDC 2024 04/09/24
Location: Pattaya Dive Centre, Pattaya
IE Dates: 14/15 Sept 2024, Pattaya

November IDC 2024 14/11/2024
Location: Pattaya Dive Centre, Pattaya
IE Dates: 24/25 Nov 2024, Pattaya

PADI Instructor Course Pattaya ThailandWhat Does It Mean to Me?

After you have completed your IDC and successfully passed your PADI Instructor exams you will be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). You will be able to conduct and teach the entire range of PADI Courses from PADI Discover Scuba Diving up to PADI Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire Speciality Instructor ratings in areas of interest.

Dive Instructor Training Overview:


An Instructor development course takes your professional level dive skills from the Divemaster level and provides candidates with all the necessary techniques and information for teaching the PADI Courses and for the PADI IE (instructor examination).
Each candidate is tested on their ability to teach in the classroom, the confined water, and the open water.
Watermanship is also tested using a Rescue evaluation, an 800-yard (738m) swim using a mask, snorkel, and fins, and a demonstration of 5 confined water skills.


PADI Instructor Training Examinations (IE)

What Must I Have Done to Enter the Instructor Examinations? 

You must complete an IDC and present the certificate of completion from your PADI Course Director.
Be certified as a diver for at least 6 months and have at least 100 logged dives. NB:- (candidates that have completed the CDC Program are allowed to participate in the IE before 100 dives, but PADI will not process the paperwork until this prerequisite has been met).

What is Involved in a PADI Instructor Exam?

The examination is conducted in 3 parts following the IDC. Part 1 tests your Dive Theory Knowledge, Part 2 Tests your confined water presentation skills and Part 3 tests your Openwater organizational skills. The examination is conducted by independent examiners from PADI Headquarters and parts may be combined into the same days as required.

Course Schedule / Duration:

IDC 14 Days Approx. IE 2 Days Approx


  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 100 logged dives that include experience in night, deep, and navigation diving to participate in the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This is a requirement to take the Instructor Exams.
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The PADI Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

What Do I Need For My IDC?

  • Documentation Medical (within 12 months)
  • Photocopy of CPR/first aid training (within 2 years)
  • Photocopy of any non-PADI Qualifications
  • Recent log book
  • Full diving gear (tanks and weights provided: other equipment is available for rental) unless included in a package).

Note: It is expected of all candidates that they have sufficient knowledge of diving theory prior to the IDC.
There are no formal theory presentations during the course.

Learn to dive Package advanced diving in pattaya


Local Price: 62,000baht
Package Includes:

  • IDC Instructor Course prep
  • PADI IDC Instructor Course (AI+OWSI)
  • PADI IDC eLearning pack
  • PADI IDC Slate Pak with backpack Training Materials
  • EFR Instructor
  • EFR Instructor eLearning pack
  • Our mock Instructor Examination (IE) program
  • All logistics and support for the duration of the IDC & IE
  • Our IDC T-Shirt*IE and instructor application fees are not included. They need to be paid directly to PADI.
    * PADI IE Fee and your Pro PADI Membership Fees which are paid directly to PADI are described below:
    2024 PADI fees | PADI Instructor Examination fee $1,120 AUD | PADI Instructor Application fee $331 AUD | EFRI Application fee $228 AUD

Contact Pattaya Dive Centre Today and Sign Up For the Next PADI Instructor Development Course!