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PADI Instructor Development Training in Thailand

Best Price Instructor CourseBecome a PADI Scuba Instructor and realize a whole world of opportunities. If you are already a diver and have developed a passion for the underwater world then the next step may be learning how to share that experience with others.

At Kiwidiver we don’t just teach you to pass your PADI Instructor Examination our Instructor Development Programs are designed to teach you how to be the best instructor for your future students. Our Course Directors have a wealth of experience not just in diver and instructor education but also in all aspects of diving from recreational to technical in many different countries around the world.

For familiarity we use the same training pool and the same open water site on your IDC that you will complete your Instructor Examination at. We offer free unlimited beach diving (weather permitting) and a discount on all boat trips and liveaboards booked in conjunction with your training. We also offer a discount on any scuba diving equipment purchased both during and after your Pro Training.

As one of the most active PADI Tec Rec training centers in Phuket we hold a monthly Rec to Tec day in conjunction with our monthly IDC’s allowing Instructor Candidates to experience all the new recreational and technical equipment available today. You will get the chance to try Recreational Sidemount, Technical Sidemount, Recreational Rebreathers, Technical Rebreathers, Full Face Masks, Twinsets and many other types of equipment you will want to understand as a diving professional.

The three most common packages: DM Internship | IDC | Instructor Internship

  • Divemaster
  • Assitant Instructor
  • Instructor Development Course
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Tec Instructor
  • Rebreather Instructor

PADI Divemaster Course

The Divemaster course is the 1st professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during non training dives and xperiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently.

Becoming a Divemaster with Kiwidiver consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam.

PADI Divemaster Express Course 14+ Days / 36,900 Baht ...(more info)

The Kiwidiver Divemaster Internship adds working experience and indepth training on additional specialised areas giving you valuable insite to the job of a divemaster. Once completed you are ready to work in the industry full time or start your instructor course.

Kiwidiver Divemaster Internship 60+ Days 84,900 Baht...(more info)



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Assistant Instructor Course (AI) / 4 Days

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is the first part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC). Candidates undertaking the PADI IDC have the choice of completing the full program in one course, or being certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor and gaining more experience before continuing on to complete the PADI OWSI Program (the second part of the PADI IDC).

Undertaking the PADI AI Course gives you the chance to develop and refine your teaching skills for confined water, knowledge development and open water situations.

Prerequisites: PADI Divemaster or recognised equivelent, 18 years old, Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, Certified diver for six months, EFR Primary and Secondary Care course (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
Passing Qualification: PADI Assistant Instructorbooking
Kiwidiver training Fee: 18,000 Thai Baht
PADI Material Fee: 17,000 baht approximately
PADI Certification Fee: A$75


Become a PADI Pro with Phuket's only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center that activly covers all aspects of diving:

Open Water Scuba Instructor Courses

20+ different Instructor Specialties

Technical Diving Instructor Courses

Rebreather Instructor Courses


Instructor Development Course (IDC) / 10 Days

Best Price Instructor CourseThe PADI Instructor Development Course combines the AI course and the OWSI course into a 10 day program and is the most common way to become a PADI Instructor.

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

Prerequisites: PADI Divemaster or recognised equivelent, 18 years old, Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, Certified diver for six months, EFR Primary and Secondary Care course (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.

Passing Qualification: Certificate of program completion. (required for IE)
More InformationKiwidiver training Fee: 45,300 Thai Baht
PADI Material Fee: 17,000 Baht

PADI Certification Fee $188 Austrailian Dollars (paid direct to PADI)


If you want to work in the dive industry as a professional we encourage you to consider the Kiwidiver Instructor Internship for full training including hands on work experience with job placement program on completion. As the owner of a successful dive business our Course Director can teach you all aspects of the diving industry from setting up your own business to how to be a sucsesfull: Technical Instructor / Rebreather Instructor / Specialty Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) / 6 Days

Best Price Instructor CourseThe most common way to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is to complete an IDC Instructor Development Course. (see here for details) which is a combination of the PADI AI course & OWSI course.

However if you either already completed your AI course or are crossing over from another training agency you can compete the OWSI seperatly. (Optional FREE 4 day IDC Prep & Tec Explorer day)

Prerequisites: PADI Assistant Instructor or Instructor level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization, 18 years old, Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, Certified diver for six months, EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
Passing Qualification: Certificate of program completion. (required for IE)

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PADI Specialty Instructor

Want more excitement out of being a Scuba Instructor - Then the fun starts here. A specialty instructor is more employable because they can teach more than the standard core PADI courses. Specialty instructors earn more sales commisions as they have more courses they can offer thier customers and they have more fun because they have more veriety in what they teach.

Kiwidiver has one of the largest selections of instructor specialty courses so once you have completed your PADI Instructor Examination you can learn to teach your favorite specialties. Check out the list of specialties on our specialty page and select the ones you want to do. More Information

Special Kiwidiver Offer:
Book 5 Instructor Specialty courses and only pay for 4.

Special PADI Offer:
Only pay for 4 Instructor application fees when you send in 5 applications.

Special Phuket Offer:
Do 5 Instructor Specs and get a FREE Master Scuba Diver Trainer Upgrade.


Specialty Instructors

Kiwidiver can teach over 20 different Instructor specialties


Technical Diving Instructor | Rebreather Instructor


Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

The first three things a dive center manager looks for when recruiting staff: What languages do you speak? What can you teach? Work ethic or experience? The Master Scuba Diver Trainer program gives you the edge.

MSDT express: 5 Instructor Specialties

- Requires additional dives at your own pace to meet teaching status

- Requires 25 student certifications at your own pace to meet teaching status




MSDT Internship: 5 Instructor Specialties

The ultimate training package that gives you the additional dives, student certifications and hands on work experience while having unlimited diving

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Master Scuba Diver Trainer Internship

5 Instructor Specialty courses / Experience working in a partner dive center to gain 25 certifications / The additional dives required to activate each Instructor level

PADI Tec Instructor Training

Kiwidiver is the only PADI 5 Star Dive Center in Phuket to have a full time PADI Tec Instructor Trainer on staff.

If you are serious about a professional qualification in technical diving then you need to train with a company that is serious about technical training.


Kiwidiver conduct Tec Instructor courses either on back mounted double cylinders or Tec sidemount dependant on your needs. If you are not already qualified then you can complete Tec 40, Tec45 & Tec 50 as one program before your course.

Kiwidiver can also offer:

Tec Sidemount and Tec Sidemount Instructor Courses

DSAT Trimix Gas Blender and Trimix Gas Blender Instructor Courses

More InformationTec Instructor Crossover and Tec Instructor Course Assists

Tec Instructor Training

PADI Rebreather Instructor Training

Poseidon Rebreather CentreJoin the Rebreather Revolution with PADI's new Rebreather Courses. Since they launched the new courses have become one of the most polular changes to the industry revolutionising they way we learn to dive.

Kiwidiver is one of the first PADI Instructor Training facilities to adopt the rebreather programs and is uniquely qualified to train you from beginner level all the way to instructor level.

Best Price Instructor CourseThis 3 day Instructor course will take you from PADI rebreather Diver to instructor level. Contact us for details.


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Rebreather Instructor Training


PADI Recreational Rebreather Instructor Training with Kiwidiver is conducted by Rebreather Instructor Trainer Kevin Black


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