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

What’s Involved In PADI Dive Instructor IDC Course?

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 prepare integrated into our IDC scheduled. The challenging part of the IDC-course is your personal commitment to the training. The IDC-course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations daily. Organization and dedication are key. IDC prep polishes and refines this self-study. During the IDC-course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education.

PADI Instructor Course Pattaya ThailandWhat Does It Mean to Me?

After becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI), you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs 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 Divemaster level and provides candidates with all the necessary techniques and information for teaching the PADI Courses and for the examination.
Each candidate is tested on their ability to teach in the classroom, the confined water, and the open water.
Watermanship is also tested by means of a Rescue evaluation, an 800 yard (738m) swim using 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.
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 held over the 3/4 days following the IDC. Day 1 tests your Dive Theory Knowledge, Day 2 Test your confined water presentation skills and the final 3rd day tests your Openwater organizational skills. The examination is conducted by independent examiners from PADI Headquarters.

Course Schedule / Duration:

14 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 Photocopy of Medical (within 12 months)
  • Photocopy of CPR/first aid training (within 2 years)
  • Photocopy of any non-PADI Qualifications
  • Recent log book
  • All PADI Qualifications held
  • Four passport sized photographs
  • IDC Candidate Workbook
  • Instructor guide to teaching manual
  • Confined and Open Water Cue Cards slates
  • RDP (both tables and wheel formats are required)
  • All Diver Manuals and Exams
  • Specialty Outlines of AWARE and PPB
  • The Business of Diving*
  • The Best of the Undersea Journal*
  • The Law and the Diving Professional*
  • Full diving gear (tanks and weights provided: other equipment is available for rental) unless included in a package).

*Needed for knowledge review

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: 55,000baht
Package Includes:

  • IDC Instructor Course prep
  • PADI IDC Instructor Course (AI+OWSI)
  • IDC Crew Pack Training Materials
  • EFR Instructor
  • EFRI Training Materials
  • Our mock Instructor Examination (IE) program
  • Full support during your PADI IE
  • Lunches/tanks/weights
  • Boutique hostel Accommodation


    *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:
    2022 Fees – PADI Instructor Exam $AUS 825 | PADI Instructor Application $AUS 238 | EFR Instructor Application $AUS 164


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