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The PADI IDC is the core of your Instructor Training. Everything else you learn about being a great instructor revolves around the key skills and principales that you learn during your Instructor Development Course.


Kiwidiver IDC's are 10 days long allowing us the extra time to teach you more and better prepare you for both the PADI IE and your future career as a Diving Instructor.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) / 10 Days

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the AI program and the OWSI program combined and is the fastest and the most common way to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

If you are already a scuba instructor with another agency or have completed the AI program some time earlier then PADI do not require you to complete the AI portion just the OWSI portion however most Course Directors will allow you to sit in on the AI portion as well at no extra charge to assist you in understanding the PADI programs better.

At Kiwidiver we offer a optional ( FREE 4 day IDC Prep & Tec Explorer day) which extends the program to 14 days

The PADI training system is the most efficient widely recognized all around the world as the leading method to teach people to dive. The Instructor Development Course is all about teaching you to use this system to not just teach diving but to be the best educators of the underwater world. At Kiwidiver we don’t just want you to become Scuba Instructors we want you to be the leading professionals in your area of diving interest.

On completion of you IDC you will be able to attend the PADI IE (Instructor Examination) where PADI independently verify you are ready to teach people to dive the PADI way.

PADI Instructor Course


Kiwidiver has the only Course Director in Phuket who teaches both PADI Recreational Rebreather Instructors and PADI Tec Deep Technical Diving Instructors.


He also teaches the new PADI Sidemount Instructor Course and Tec Sidemount Instructor Course and over 20 different Instructor Specialty Courses.

Included with our IDC Programs

•Free Wi Fi Internet access at the Dive Center.
•Lunch included during the IDC.
•Transportation to and from IDC and IE facilities free.
•IE pass guarantee; If candidate fails IE, remedial training is free of charge.
•Free PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor training (Nitrox).
•Free IDC Prep with 10 day PADI IDC program
•Fully computerised state of the art classrooms with full multimedia support
•Many Extra in-water workshops: CESA, Surface Skills, Pocket Mask use etc
•Instructor Discounts: up to 30% off PADI materials / 20% off most equipment purchases & 15% off Day Trips & Liveaboards
•Full support during your PADI Instructor Examination (IE)
•A full range of PADI MSDT Instructor Specialty Instructor Courses and Continuing Education directly following PADI IE
•Airport transfers

Phuket's most complete PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center with PADI IDC's Rebreather and Technical training from Beginer to Instructor

And many more features. Contact us today for your personal interview with one of our PADI Course Directors booking