PADI DIVING INSTRUCTOR COURSE KOH TAO

Award Winning 5 Star PADI Diving Instructor Development Course on Koh Tao

Do You Want To Live The Dream?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor.

THE MOST REWARDING CAREER IN SCUBA DIVING

Share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

With Crystal Dive’s PADI Instructor level training course, you can live the dream and be part of a vibrant industry in many amazing tropical locations.

Once you have completed the PADI Instructor course you have a ticket to travel the world, meeting interesting people, experiencing different cultures and visiting incredible places whilst working along the way.

There are few careers as rewarding as teaching scuba diving.

Do You Want To Live The Dream..?

As a scuba instructor, you will be able to…

-Open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it.
-Foster self-esteem in another person.
-Teach the value of character and integrity.
-Transform another human being and change a life for the better and forever.

PADI IDC Instructor Development Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao

Located on the beach on Koh Tao, Crystal Dive offers monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDC’s). Conducted by Koh Tao’s most experienced team of Platinum level PADI Course Directors Crystal Dive provides the highest quality training necessary for you to easily pass the PADI Instructor Examination and be fully prepared for teaching in the real world.

Since 2004 Crystal has been the most popular and successful PADI Instructor Development Centre on Koh Tao. We have maintained the most successful pass rate, year in, year out. We are that confident that you will pass our PADI Instructor Development Course that we offer every candidate our unique ‘Pass Guarantee’.

To join our PADI Instructor Course there are some minimum prerequisites:

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Minimum Age

To join our PADI  Instructor course you have to be a minimum of 18 years old.

Minimum Dives

Have a minimum of 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation. Please note: you will need 100 logged dives to gain your teaching status.

Certifications

PADI Divemaster, or leadership level with another diver training organisation.

If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment.

EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.

Medical Statement

You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. For the IDC this is required to be signed by a physician and recent within the last 12 months.

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT YOUR PADI Instructor COURSE WILL LOOK LIKE,
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE SCHEDULE:

To become a PADI Instructor, first you’ll need to complete the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This 14 day course is designed to introduce various teaching techniques for teaching in a classroom, a confined water environment and also in Open Water. You will learn more advanced dive theory, as well as perfect the demonstration quality scuba skills you first mastered on your PADI Divemaster course.

Here’s a look at the schedule of our 14 day IDC Koh Tao schedule:

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DAY 1

1:1 Orientation
1:2 Theory Exam (CD1 – 20 Questions)
Lunch
1:3 Learning Instruction and the PADI System
1:4 Start Diving

DAY 7

Day Off… !!

Homework – Prepare Confined Water Presentations 2 & 3

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DAY 2

2:1 Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
2.2 Keep Diving
Lunch
2:3 Skill Circuit (20 basic skills + Rescue Skills)

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 1

DAY 8

8:1 Business of Diving
8:2 Marketing
Lunch
8.3 Confined Water Presentation 2 & 3 plus Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Prescriptive Presentation 3

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DAY 3

3:1 Knowledge Development Presentation 1
3:2 Teaching in Confined Water
Lunch
3:3 Confined Water Presentation 1
3:4 Skills x 5

DAY 9

9:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 3
9:2 The PADI Open Water Course
9:3 Adventures in Diving Course
Lunch
9:4 Teaching PADI Specialty Courses
9:3 Rescue Diver Course

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 3 & 4 and Prescriptive Presentation 4

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DAY 4

4:1 General Standards and Procedures 1 and 2
Lunch
4:2 Conducting Open Water Dives

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 2

DAY 10

10:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 4
10:2 Dive Master Course
Lunch
10.4 Open Water Presentations 3 & 4

Homework – Prepare Confined Presentations 4 & 5 (Home Work)

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DAY 5

5:1 Open Water Presentation 1&2, Rescue Workshop – Boat: 07:30 – 11:00
Lunch
5:2 Knowledge Development Presentation 2

Homework – EFRI Knowledge Reviews

DAY 11

11:1 Risk Management Part 1 & 2
Lunch
11:2 Confined Water Presentations 4 & 5
11:3 Final Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 5 & 6

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DAY 6

6:1 Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course
6:2 Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course

DAY 12

12:1 Open Water Presentations 5 & 6
Lunch
12:2 Final Counselling & IE Recommendations

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DAY 1

1:1 Orientation
1:2 Theory Exam (CD1 – 20 Questions)
Lunch
1:3 Learning Instruction and the PADI System
1:4 Start Diving

DAY 2

2:1 Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
2.2 Keep Diving
Lunch
2:3 Skill Circuit (20 basic skills + Rescue Skills)

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 1

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DAY 3

3:1 Knowledge Development Presentation 1
3:2 Teaching in Confined Water
Lunch
3:3 Confined Water Presentation 1
3:4 Skills x 5

DAY 4

4:1 General Standards and Procedures 1 and 2
Lunch
4:2 Conducting Open Water Dives

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 2

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DAY 5

5:1 Open Water Presentation 1&2, Rescue Workshop – Boat: 07:30 – 11:00
Lunch
5:2 Knowledge Development Presentation 2

Homework – EFRI Knowledge Reviews

DAY 6

6:1 Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course
6:2 Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course

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DAY 7

Day Off… !!

Homework – Prepare Confined Water Presentations 2 & 3

DAY 8

8:1 Business of Diving
8:2 Marketing
Lunch
8.3 Confined Water Presentation 2 & 3 plus Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Prescriptive Presentation 3

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DAY 9

9:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 3
9:2 The PADI Open Water Course
9:3 Adventures in Diving Course
Lunch
9:4 Teaching PADI Specialty Courses
9:3 Rescue Diver Course

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 3 & 4 and Prescriptive Presentation 4

DAY 10

10:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 4
10:2 Dive Master Course
Lunch
10.4 Open Water Presentations 3 & 4

Homework – Prepare Confined Presentations 4 & 5 (Home Work)

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DAY 11

11:1 Risk Management Part 1 & 2
Lunch
11:2 Confined Water Presentations 4 & 5
11:3 Final Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 5 & 6

DAY 12

12:1 Open Water Presentations 5 & 6
Lunch
12:2 Final Counselling & IE Recommendations

DAY 13

13:1 Mock IE (Instructor Exam) – Part 1

DAY 14

14:1 Mock IE (Instructor Exam) – Part 2

PADI Instructor Examinations (IE)

Upon successful completion of all performance requirements of the PADI IDC you are now fully prepared to enter the 2 day PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

This is an external examination conducted by PADI staff from PADI HQ in Australia. Over two days you’ll be examined to make sure you are able to teach scuba diving safely, working to PADI instructor standards.

The two day PADI IE schedule is as follows..

Day 1

AM:
• Orientation to the PADI instructor examination
• Systems, standards and procedures examination exam (90 mins)
• Dive Theory Exams (90mins)

Lunch Break

PM:
Confined water teaching presentations (swimming pool)

 

Day 2

AM:
Knowledge development presentations (classroom)

Lunch break

PM:
• Open Water Teaching Presentations (local dive site)
• PADI Instructor Examination Closing ceremony and presentation

Here’s a breakdown of the costs involved in taking your PADI instructor training

PADI IDC & IE Fees

PADI Instructor Development Course – 39,900 THB
(including Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) , O2 Instructor course and lunches)

PADI Fees
There are a number of application and examination fees, all of which must be paid by the candidate directly to PADI.

2021 PADI Fees

PADI Instructor Exam – $AUS 975
PADI Instructor Application – $AUS 280
EFR Instructor Application – $AUS 193
O2 Provider Instructor Application – $AUS 111

Total PADI Fees Payable Direct –$AUS 1,559.00

PADI IDC Materials

For your own set of PADI Instructor Manuals & Materials, you can purchase our IDC Crew Pack for 17,500 THB.

The latest PADI IDC materials consist of 2 parts- Digital materials and the physical crew packs

The Digital Materials crew pack includes:
IDC e-learning
PADI Guide to Teaching
Diving Knowledge Workbook
PADI Quizzes & Exam Booklets (Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster)
Project AWARE Specialty Instructor Outline
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Outline
PADI Open Water Course Prescriptive Lesson Guides
These are all online components that can be completed even before arriving on Koh Tao.

The physical PADI IDC Crew Pack includes:

PADI Backpack
Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, Divemaster Course Instructor Cue Cards
Dive Lesson Planning Slates [Confined and Open Water)
PADI Dive Planning & Skill Practice Slate

We will provide these items to you when you get to Koh Tao.

You will also need your own EFR Instructor manual for the EFR Instructor course. You may purchase this from us for 3,000 THB.

In addition you’ll also need a copy of the up-to-date PADI Instructor Manual which is included in the PADI Divemaster crew pack and is available as a free download from https://www.padi.com/mypadi/ for renewed PADI Divemasters.

Professional Level Insurance

Dive Assist Insurance

We include a “Dive Assist” Insurance with all our Diving Lifestyle programs and insist ALL our Divemaster in training candidates hold a personal diving insurance. You can source your own from the wide range available on the market, or alternatively we can arrange the Dive Assist policy for you.

DIVE ASSIST INSURANCE

As you are completing a Professional level training course, you will be completing multiple dives over multiple days over multiple weeks. It is important you have an insurance policy that covers this type of diving.

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As a scuba instructor, you will be able to:

Open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it.
Foster self-esteem in another person.
Teach the value of character and integrity.
Transform another human being and change a life for the better and forever.

You will be able to travel the world, meeting interesting people, experiencing different cultures and visiting incredible places whilst working along the way.

There are few careers as rewarding as teaching scuba diving.

฿39,900

There are a number of additional application and examination fees, all of which must be paid by the candidate directly to PADI.

2021 PADI Fees

PADI Instructor Exam – $AUS 975
PADI Instructor Application – $AUS 280
EFR Instructor Application – $AUS 193
O2 Provider Instructor Application – $AUS 111

Total PADI Fees Payable Direct –$AUS 1,559.00

PADI Instructor course


There are a number of additional application and examination fees, all of which must be paid by the candidate directly to PADI.

2021 PADI Fees

PADI Instructor Exam – $AUS 975
PADI Instructor Application – $AUS 280
EFR Instructor Application – $AUS 193
O2 Provider Instructor Application – $AUS 111

Total PADI Fees Payable Direct –$AUS 1,559.00