PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) on Koh Tao - Are you thinking about becoming a PADI Dive Instructor and are not sure where to do you IDC course? Then we at highly recommend that you do your PADI IDC at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao in Thailand.

Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao offers all the necessary facilities like a dedicated swimming pool and modern AC classrooms. They also use the newest teaching tools to make sure you succeed in completing your IDC Course. Their facilities and equipment are some of the Best in the Dive Industry!

The Instructor Development Course at Sairee Cottage Diving is run by multi award winning PADI Platinum Course Director Marcel van den Berg. With over a decade of teaching experience, Marcel has developed an Instructor Development Course that surpasses the minimum standards by a long way. This is to ensure you not only pass the PADI Instructor Examination (IE), but also to prepare you to be successful when you are working as a Dive Instructor.

During the 18-day IDC program Marcel will add in real life teaching lectures and extend existing ones. On the Instructor Development Course at Sairee Cottage Diving you will focus on advanced risk management, extended medical training, in-depth knowledge about PADI standards, modern marketing techniques, customer service, positive teaching techniques and marine conservation - This PADI Instructor Development Course will truly prepare you for real life.

Passing the IE is key, of course, but it is also important to find work after you complete the Instructor Development Course. Marcel is one of the few Course Directors that truly helps in finding dive instructor work for you. He will do this with special information added in the PADI IDC lectures and a full extra dive job placement training day. He has written many articles about finding the best Dive Instructor work and so far more then 90% of his IDC candidates are actively working as Dive Instructors which is an extremely high percentage.

What is included in the PADI IDC course with Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao?

  • PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • PADI IDC (OWSI) course
  • EFR Instructor course
  • Free Accommodation during your IDC and MSDT course
  • Free O2 Provider Dive Instructor course
  • Sairee Cottage Diving IDC T-Shirt and Mask Strap
  • Free PADI backpack
  • 20 free fun dives to use before and after your IDC
  • After that 200 THB fun dives (cost price) for the rest of your life! And those fun dives are true fun dives and not “Working Dives” like you get in other dive schools
  • Free Lunch for the duration of your IDC course
  • Free Sairee Cottage Diving IDC Dry Bag
  • Free Eco Conservation Program and Lectures
  • Extra personal lessons if needed
  • Unique designed Preparation materials for you to study before arrival
  • Discount on Dive Equipment
  • Unique How to teach the best night dive experience workshop!
  • Private IDC Dive training Boat to go to any dive location on Koh Tao at relaxed times
  • A uniquely designed Fish Identification Program
  • USB with 19 GB of extra teaching tools for you to use during and after the IDC On top of that, you will of course need the PADI IDC crew pack which contains all the books and teaching materials you need to complete the IDC course.

    Sairee Cottage Diving offers the MSDT Specialty course after completion of the IDC Course. To become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) you need to get certified in at least 5 PADI Specialty instructor ratings and certify 25 students once you complete the PADI Specialty Instructor courses. Sairee Cottage Diving offers 8 Specialty Instructor ratings with extended training to give you the best MSDT course possible.

    You will become a Specialty Instructor in:
  • PADI Enriched Air Specialty Dive Instructor
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Diving Instructor
  • PADI Wreck Specialty Dive Instructor
  • PADI Oxygen Provider Instructor
  • PADI Night Diver Specialty Dive Instructor
  • PADI Navigation Diver Specialty Diving Instructor
  • Project AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Diving Instructor
  • Project AWARE Marine Conservation Specialty Dive Instructor

    The PADI IDC and MSDT course of Sairee Cottage Diving taught by PADI Platinum Course Director Marcel van den Berg is one of the best in the world and we from highly recommend them for your IDC or/and MSDT course.


    If you do the IDC separately the cost will be:

    IDC: 37900 THB
    EFR Instructor: 7400 THB
    IDC Crewpack (books): 18000 THB
    EFRi manual: 3500 THB

    Total: 66800 THB

    PADI Fees IDC separately:

    Instructor Application: $257 AUD
    EFR Instructor Application: $177 AUD
    Instructor Exam: $890 AUD

    Or choose to do a package for the best deal. In your case look at the Instructor Career Package. This includes the IDC, EFR Instructor, and MSDT Specialities.

    Cost Package: 82010 Baht

    You will receive a 10% package discount on the MSDT Specialties in this package (already included in this price) and all teaching materials are also included.

    PADI fees:

    PADI Fees are not included in this package:

    Instructor Application: $257 AUD
    EFR Instructor Application: $177 AUD
    Instructor Exam: $890 AUD
    Specialty Instructor Application: $101 AUD/Specialty
    MSDT Application: Free if you do it with us

    Duration Courses:

    IDC: 18 days
    MSDT: 6 days

    More info about one of the best Dive Instructor Internships in Thailand & Mention for a 10% discount.

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