PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

 

 

Become a PADI Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures

The main difference between a Divemaster and an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) is that an OWSI can teach students who have never learned the skills before, whereas a Divemaster can only review previously-learned skills.

The IDC develops a candidates ability to spot and correct problems, reinforce the correct technique and maintain a positive attitude throughout. We do this in the classroom, the pool and the open water in each of the teaching segments.

giving feedback to idc students

Our award winning Course Director Thien X. Do delivers an IDC program that goes beyond the minimum PADI Standards to ensure your success in the dive industry.

Thien has been very active in supporting Project AWARE and different eco programs and includes the PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor course on all IDC’s.

Our Master Instructor assists on our IDC’s, delivering some of the presentations, conducting workshops and providing counselling and support for all our IDC candidates.

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.

Prerequisites

To enrol on the IDC, you’ll need to:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another recreational diver training organisation.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.
  • Be a certified diver for at least 6 months.
  • Have completed and logged at least 100 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation.
  • Have completed a course in CPR and First Aid in the last 24 months.

Required Course Materials for the IDC are the IDC Crewpack and EFR Instructor Manual, both of which can be purchased through the dive centre.

Start Dates
We are planning 3 IDC’s during the 2018/2019 season.
23rd October 2018 – IE takes place in Khao Lak on 3-4 November 2018
25th November 2018 – IE takes place in Khao Lak on 8-9 December 2018
February/March – IE takes place in Khao Lak on date to be confirmed

Instructor course Packages

What’s included:

  • Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • EFR Instructor Course (incl EFR Care For Children Instructor)
  • PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor
  • 4 weeks paid work experience on our Similan Liveaboards and local dives (optional)
  • Visa Assistance – We can advise you how to arrange the right visa for your course in Thailand
  • Free wireless broadband Internet access in our dive centre
  • Lunch provided throughout the IDC
  • Assistance with local accommodation (prices start from 4500 thb per month)
  • Discount on buying dive equipment.
  • Free equipment rental during the course and IE if needed (own equipment required for work experience)

Cost Per Student for IDC and EFRI Course: 44,900 thb

PADI Shark Aware Specialty Instructor: 4,500 thb

PADI IDC Crew Pack: 18,900 thb

EFR Instructor Manual: 3,900 thb

Package Price for all of the above: 67,700 thb

Not Included:
PADI IE fee: AU$ 890
PADI Instructor Application Fees AU$ 257
PADI EFRI Instructor Application Fees: AU$ 177
PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fee: AU$ 101


What’s included:

  • Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • EFR Instructor Course (incl EFR Care For Children Instructor)
  • PADI Shark Aware Conservation Specialty Instructor
  • 15 days of unpaid work on our liveaboards is required as part of the internship
  • Visa Assistance – We can advise you how to arrange the right visa for your course in Thailand
  • Free wireless broadband Internet access in our dive centre
  • Assistance with local accommodation (prices start from 4500 thb per month)
  • Discount on buying dive equipment
  • Free equipment rental during the course and IE if needed (own equipment required for work experience)
  • Lunches throughout the IDC
  • T-shirt

Cost Per Student for IDC and EFRI Course: 35,000 thb

PADI Shark Aware Specialty Instructor: 4,500 thb

PADI IDC Crew Pack: 18,900 thb

EFR Instructor Manual: 3,900 thb

Package Price for all of the above: 57,800 thb plus 15 days of unpaid work on our liveaboards is required as part of the Internship

Not Included:
PADI IE fee: AU$ 890
PADI Instructor Application Fees AU$ 257
PADI EFRI Instructor Application Fees: AU$ 177
PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fee: AU$ 101


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Khao Lak Scuba Adventures
13/47 Moo 7, T. Khuk Khak,
A. Takuapa 82190 Phang Nga
Tel: +66 (0)76 485 602 or 662
Fax: +66 (0)76 485 607

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