PADI Instructor


PADI Instructor Development Course Phuket

Crystal Waves Thailand offer one of the most informative, action packed, up to date PADI IDC in Thailand.  Once you arrive at Crystal Waves, for the PADI IDC program, we kick off with a 2 day IDC prep. During the prep we cover the 5 part dive theory and get in the pool to refine everyone’s dive skills, and improve your demonstration ability.

Our PADI IDC Now Includes 2 FREE Instructor Specialty Courses, PADI Enriched Air And Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor!

With everyone’s dive skills and dive theory, now at a new level, this will now allow you to focus 100% on the IDC without having to worry about skill levels or dive theory levels. Our IDC’s are not all hard work, we also try to have a bit of fun during the program! We include several extra in water workshops, and with our own on-site training pool, we can spend as long as we like getting things done!

Online training has become more main stream over the last few years, the theory component of all PADI’s core courses is already available to students divers online. WHY? It is convenient and time saving for the student. Student divers of all levels do not want to waste their holiday time sitting in a classroom, become part of the new breed of PADI Instructors, online training is the future, don’t get trapped in the past!

Who Should Take This Course?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.

You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Do Your PADI IDC In Thailand with Crystal Waves..

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

To Enroll In A PADI Instructor Development Course

You must be a PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months, then you may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

What Will You Learn?

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

IDC Start Dates 2023/2024

IDC Dates 2024

September3rd – 13th4th – 5th6th – 13th14th – 15th18th
October1st – 11th2nd – 3rd4th – 11th12th – 13th16th
Oct/Nov*24th-6th Nov25th-26thOct27th-6th Nov8th-9thNov10th
November5th – 15th6th – 7th8th – 15th16th – 17th20th
December3rd – 13th4th – 5th6th – 13th14th – 15th18th

** IDC in Sri Lanka, click date for more information 

What’s An IE?

An Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

PADI Pro Courses Price List

Diving ActivityDurationAgencyPrice
Divemaster3 – 4 WeeksPADI45,500 THB
Assistant Instructor1 – 2 WeeksPADI20,000 THB
PADI Instructor2 – 3 WeeksPADI35,000 THB
Specialty Instructor1 WeekPADI5,000 – 9,000 THB
Master Scuba Diver Trainer1 – 2 WeekPADI22,000 – 32,000 THB
Staff Instructor2 WeeksPADI20,000 THB *
Emergency First Response Instructor1 DayPADI8,000 THB *

These price do not include required material. 

All deposits are non-refundable, course start dates may be changed!