Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is the largest PADI Dive Centre in Khao Lak with 7 liveaboards, going to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock – some of the top 10 dive sites in the world.
We have our own purpose built dive pool, classrooms, IDC classroom and chilled study areas. With so many boats and lots of courses taking place, there are lots of opportunities to follow courses, get real-life experience of a busy dive shop, meet lots of customers of all abilities and skill levels, so that at the end of your course you have a good working knowledge to take with you on your future career.
We offer an optional 4 week work experience program with our standard IDC package, where you can work alongside our experienced staff, gaining experience (and being paid!)
For those who are short on time, we offer the option to pre-study some of the IDC at home before you get here, with IDC Online which replaces the first 2 days of the IDC course. Combined with a 4 day / 4 night liveaboard trip on one of our boats, you get the best of both worlds – reduced classroom time, and a dive holiday to relax after.
Pre-requisites for the PADI IDC are:
- PADI Divemaster (or equivalent rating)
- Diving for 6 months or more
- minimum 100 logged dives