PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

Scuba Diving Internship PackagesThe PADI 5 STAR Instructor course Pattaya Thailand IDC held by Real Divers is the final stage of training to become a diving instructor. The course prepares you for the PADI Instructor Exam held directly after the IDC with PADI in Pattaya.

The IDC is preceded by a 3 day IDC Preparation course which assesses your dive knowledge and skills from the PADI Divemaster course and begins the introduction to teaching PADI programs.

The IDC instructor that follows is a 10 day program broken down into two sections, the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course. Although most candidates opt to take the entire IDC in one go it is also possible to do the segments of the instructor course separately, if you are pushed for time.

Unlike some other diving instructor courses around the world we do not push you through in the PADI minimum time of 7-days but have designed the course schedule for you to get the optimal training and practice before you take the Instructor exam and become a PADI Instructor.

All IDC/IE graduates from the Real Divers Instructor program are assisted to find work following the course and we also offer workshops to make you more employable such as website design and diver resume writing.

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

Training Details

The PADI Instructor Development course consists of presentations by thepattaya idc PADI Course Director and PADI IDC Staff Instructors, given over the course of the AI and OWSI segments. These presentations introduce you to the PADI system of diver training, teach you how to be an instructor, and examine all components and courses of the PADI structure.

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC Real Divers team will teach you how to use the PADI Standards and teaching tools to maximum effectiveness and will show you how to prepare the presentations for teaching your own students.

Areas where you are assessed on the IDC include:

Dive Theory Exams
If you remember back to your PADI Divemaster course you had to take exams on various different knowledge sections. On the PADI IDC you will be required to take exams similar to the Divemaster exams but only from the categories; Physics, Physiology, Dive Equipment, Dive Skills and the Environment and Decompression Theory. It is a good dea to make sure that your dive theory knowledge is well revised before beginning the IDC as you will have to do the exams on the IDC and again on the PADI Instructor Exam.

PADI General Standards & Procedures Exam
The PADI Standards exam is an open-book exam which allows you to use both the PADI Instructor Manual and the PADI Guide to Teaching manual to answer the exam questions. The exam is design to test your ability to understand how to use the PADI Instructor Manual and how you use the General Standards and Procedures. This exam is also replicated on the PADI Instructor Exam.

Divemaster Skills Circuit
Just to check that your dive skills are slow enough to be suitable forPADI IDC Instructor Development Course teaching there is a run-through of the 20 skills circuit from the PADI Divemaster course. Your dive skills should be of demonstration quality now, in that they should be slow, pronounced and easy to mimic as you make the transition from teaching assistant to diving instructor. At Real Divers we normally hold the skills circuit on the IDC Prep or very early in the IDC to make sure that your skills are up-to-scratch before you commence teaching presentations.

Knowledge Development Teaching Presentations
These presentations are given by you to your classmates and PADI Course Director and IDC Staff Instructors. You will prepare prescriptive and micro teaching presentations on individual questions from PADI courses (which you will be assigned at the beginning of the IDC). These presentations will be graded according to specific criteria and your PADI Course Director and staff will give you positive feedback on them and suggestions for how you can improve them. Remember you can make as many mistakes as you want on the IDC as everyone learns from making mistakes. We are trying to prepare you for the IE so this is a learning environment where you can correct yourself as you go along.

Confined Water Teaching Presentations
A major component of what you will learn on the IDC involves your in-idc pattaya thailandwater teaching. During the course you will give confined water presentations from parts of the PADI Open Water course, Adventures in Diving program and Rescue Diver course. These presentations will involve real-life teaching to your classmates simulating students and prepare you for teaching presentations on the IE and in your future dive instructional career. Like the classroom you will have a number of attempts at giving presentations in the pool so don’t be afraid to make mistakes, relax and give the best presentation you can.

Open Water Teaching Presentations
The last thing that you are assessed on during the PADI IDC is the ability to teach in the open water in non-confined areas. After some demonstrations of ideal teaching from the staff, we will go out on the boat twice during the IDC and you will give presentations when you will teach your classmates simulating students on a PADI the PADI Open Water course, Adventures in Diving program or Rescue Diver course. The presentations will be graded and critical feedback on control, problem solving and positioning will be given by your IDC Staff. Again remember this is not the PADI Instructor Exam yet so feel free to makepadi idc instructor training pattaya mistakes which you will learn from. You will also need to give a demonstration quality teaching of Rescue Exercise 7 “Unresponsive Diver at the Surface.”

While this might seem like a lot to take in during the short IDC we assure you that it is a fun and rewarding program which prepares you properly to go to a PADI Instructor Exam and eventually give you the license to work in all sorts of tropical dream destinations.

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

Prepare for the IDC


Be at least a PADI Divemaster or equivalent rating
• A current Dive Medical
• EFR Instructor (Provided as part of the Package
• Appropriate visa to last the duration of the entire program
• Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months and logged at least 60 dives (AI and IDC requirement) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving. (To attend an IE, the instructor candidate must have at least 100 logged dives.)

What is the best way to prepare for an IDC

• Check that you have all of your certification details. Bring all of you certification cards with you to the IDC. If you do not have all of your certification cards then contact PADI to confirm certification numbers and details. If you have any certifications from organisations other than PADI then please photocopy both sides of the certification cards and bring the cards with you as PADI will need these copies to verify your existing credentials.

• Make sure that you have a visa to be in Thailand for the duration of your IDC.

• Make sure you have and get acquainted with the required materials such as the instructor Manual and teaching slates. This will be helpful to you in preparing for your teaching presentations and the Standards Exams. For a full list of the required materials click here.

• If you are choosing the eLearning option then complete the required online IDC presentations prior to the IDC and reveiew the PADI Guide to teaching

• To prepare for your Dive Theory exam the best way is to go back over your PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and doing the questions in the PADI Diving Knowledge workbook as well as having a run over the knowledge reviews from you student level courses. Have a look at other things such as Enriched Air questions to help broaden you theory knowledge.

• Make sure that your gear is in working order with regulators serviced, SPGs working, compasses functional etc.and that you have all of the required equipment. You do not want to have a problem on the IDC due to faulty gear.

• Practice your 20 skill circuit from the DIvemaster course to get your skills better and towards demonstration quality.

GAIN EXPERIENCE. Try and work as much as you can as a Divemaster assisting PADI Instructors to teach courses. We provide this option by doing an internship here with us before your IDC. For details of the internship.

Take the IDC Preparation Course.

PADI IDC Required MaterialsPADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

Instructor Manual, Paper or Digital version
PADI Guide to Teaching
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Outline
Project Aware Specialty Outline
Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Outline
Open Water Diver Quizzes & Exams Booklet
Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
Divemaster Final Exams Booklet
Cue Cards Open Water
Cue Cards Confined Water
Cue Cards Adventures in Diving
Cue Cards Rescue Diver
Discover Scuba Diving
Confined Water Preparation Slate
Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning Slate

Please bring the following PADI materials from your Open Water, AOW, Rescue and DM courses (required for the IDC)

Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC
eRDP Multilevel
RDP Table
PADI Open Water Manual (incl. RDP Table)
PADI Adventures in Diving Manual
PADI Rescue Diver Manual
PADI Divemaster Manual
Diving Knowledge Workbook

Other Recommended Materials



Required Scuba Gear

Regulator with Alternate Air Source and Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG)

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC
Appropriate exposure suit
Cutting Tool
Depth Gauge
Timing Device

Recommended Scuba GearPADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

Pocket Mask (You will need this for Rescue Exercise #7 and to teach the PADI Rescue course)
John line
Lift Bag
Measuring Tape
Length of Rope (For demonstration of knot tying)

PADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

IDC Schedule

 Real Divers IDC/IE Dates


 2 0 1 8

                                                    REAL DIVERS INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE DATES



IDC Prep




14 – 15 Jan  16 – 17 Jan  19 – 29 Jan 30 – 31 Jan
26 – 27 Feb 28 Feb – 1 Mar 3 – 13 Mar 14 – 15 Mar
 30 Apr – 1 May 2 – 3 May 5 – 15 May 16 – 17 May
 25 – 26 Jun 27 – 28 Jun 30 Jun – 10 Jul 11 – 12 Jul
 27 – 28 Aug 29 – 30 Aug 1 – 11 Sep 12 – 13 Sep
 29 – 30 Oct 31 Oct – 1 Nov 3 – 13 Nov 14 – 15 Nov


What is Included in the IDC packages


45,000 THB*
58,000 THB*
89,000 THB*
Lock Stock
112,900 THB
IDC Prep EFR Instructor EFR Instructor EFR Instructor
IDC IDC Prep IDC Prep IDC Prep
IE Graduation Party IDC IDC IDC
  IE Graduation Party EFRI & PADI Instructor materials EFRI & PADI Instructor materials
    IE Graduation Party Instructor Exams fee
      IE Graduation Party
*=PADI Fees must be paid to PADI prior to entry to the IE
Accommodation can be arranged with prices starting from 500 THB/night depending on your requirements (IDC Prep-end of IE is 16 days)

Do you want to do more that one course? Perhaps make your way up the PADI diver ladder to professional levels. Then check out the Real Divers Internship offers, which can save you a lot of money.


Quick FactsPADI 5 STAR Instructor Course Pattaya Thailand IDC

Duration – 10 Days
Prerequisite Divemaster, EFR Instructor
Minimum Age – 18 years old
eLearning – Available
Next Diver Level PADI Specialty Instructor

What Are the Fees to PADI? (Aussie $)


    • PADI IDC Application Aussie $160
    • PADI Instructor Aussie Exam $890
    • EFRI Application Aussie $257

Total $1,307 PADI Fees may differ depending on the Aussie dollar.


Required IDC PADI Materials


    • IDC Crewpack 28,500 THB
    • EFR Instructor Manual plus 3 teaching dvd’s 10,500 THB

Total 39,000 Thai Baht





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