PADI Instructor Development Course, IDC, Koh Tao
Complete the Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Scuba Shack, Koh Tao. Become a PADI pro on a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand. We offer the IDC in a relaxed, small, family-run Dive Center. No Stress included as you prepare to live the dream.

The Instructor Development Course is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor Course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Complete the entire IDC and then attend an Instructor Examination (IE).

Instructor Development Course (IDC) Pre-Requisites-Koh Tao

To enroll in the Instructor Development Course (IDC) you need to be certified as a PADI Divemaster and have been a certified diver for at least 6 months. 100 logged dives is required to attend the Instructor Examination and you need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training, current within the past 24 months. You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your Instructor Development Course.

To start the IDC you also need a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

What’s Involved?

The Instructor Development Course teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You will learn how to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. You will also participate in a variety of classroom presentations conducted by our Course Director.

Instructor Development Course, IDC, Koh Tao
Complete nine of these presentations in your own time by completing PADI IDC Online. This will save time in the classroom allowing more time to practice in other areas. Click Here or click on the image above to complete PADI IDC Online.

The Instructor Development Course at Scuba Shack, Koh Tao includes the following:

  • FREE fun dives / assisting courses leading up to your IDC
  • A FREE Scuba Shack T-shirt and cap
  • FREE Equipment Specialist Instructor rating
  • FREE Dive against Debris Distinctive Specialty Instructor rating
  • THE EFR Instructor rating

We include additional workshops on Project AWARE and all of PADI’s new digital products. We also guarantee success in the IE. If you don’t pass you can attend the next IDC for FREE.  Contact Us now for more information.

Course Duration

The Instructor Development is conducted over a period of 13 days. This includes the EFR Instructor Course, a Dive against Debris clean up dive and the Specialty Instructor rating. Most days are split between water work and classroom time. We usually start at 8 am and finish about 4 pm. If you complete IDC Online then it is only 9 days. Contact Us for more details on the schedule.


61000 Baht including the crew pack, (40000 Baht without crew pack). The crew pack is required material containing all the books and underwater slates you will need as an Instructor. It also includes the EFR Instructor manual. This DOES NOT include the costs of your Instructor Exam [IE], your Instructor and EFRI cards and your Instructor membership fee which you’ll pay directly to PADI. It is currently AUD $1247.

Ready to change your life? Contact Us now to book your Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Scuba Shack, Koh Tao. Get certified on a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand.

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