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We ensure that the PADI instructor course in Ao Nang, at our Sawasdee Divers Krabi 5* PADI Instructor Development Dive Resort and PADI Career Development Center (CDC), gives you more than just an instructor certification. We focus on helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you will use daily in your career as an instructor.

Learning to teach diving is a bit like learning to drive a car. Passing your driving test does not necessarily mean that you have the skills, experience and confidence to be a good driver. It’s the same with diving. Our IDC is more than just a way to get your instructor certification!

Current IDC schedule HERE

Why do your IDC with us?

We offer every IDC in English, French and German.
By taking your PADI Instructor course in Ao Nang with us, you will benefit directly from the real-world diving industry experience of our PADI Course Director. PADI Course Director Yann Guillet, has over 25 years work experience as an Instructor, in Thailand , Maldives, Egypt, Switzerland and France . His background means that Yann has been in many of the situations you can expect to experience as an instructor. He shows you how to apply what you learn and how to successfully handle the challenges instructors face every day.

As a 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort and PADI Career Development Center, and the only one in the area with ALL facilities right here at our dive center, our PADI Instructor course in Ao Nang is the best choice to pursue your new future dive career.

Instructor Development Course (IDC) Details

The PADI Instructor course in Ao Nang is divided into two parts: The Assistant Instructor (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). To qualify for an Instructor Examination (IE) you must have successfully completed both parts.

You need to:
*Bring all your certification cards and copies, plus logbooks.
*Be a certified diver for at least 6 months, with 100 logged dives.
*Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another organization.
*Have proof of CPR/First aid training within the last 24 months.
*Have proof of a Medical examination within the last 12 months.

Assistant Instructor (AI)

The Assistant Instructor course qualifies you to teach the classroom portions of all PADI courses and some teaching in the water. The Assistant Instructor status allows you to enroll in the OWSI course followed by the IE, giving you full teaching status.

Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

If you are already a certified PADI Assistant Instructor, or you are an instructor from another certifying organization, then you will only need to complete the OWSI course and the IE to become a fully qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

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Instructor Examination

After completing all aspects of the Instructor Development Course or the OWSI program, you are qualified to participate in the PADI Instructor Examination. It is a 2 day program, conducted by a PADI Examiner.

You will be certified as an Open Water Scuba Instructor after successful completion of the IE. The end of your PADI instructor course in Krabi!



Emergency First Response Instructor

Some PADI courses require students to have CPR and First Aid training, becoming an EFR Instructor allows you to offer all the programs. Students will not have to look elsewhere for the training they need. In addition, as an EFR Instructor you will be much more employable.

Emergency First Response Care for Children Instructor Course

The Emergency First Response Care for Children Instructor Course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach Emergency Responders infant and child care skills. This course is required by PADI to qualify you as EFR Instructors and it is part of the one day training.

PADI Specialty Instructor

Earning PADI specialty Instructor ratings allow you to teach a wide range of exciting courses in specific areas. Taking Specialty Instructor Training Courses with us provides you with practical experience for conducting these courses. Each course takes a day, and we schedule them after the IE.

IDC Staff Instructor

Looking for the next step, the Master Instructor or even Course Director? Join us for your Staff Instructor. With lots of fun you’ll learn how to conduct IDC lessons and how to teach divers to become instructors.

To enroll in a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, you must:
*Be in renewed teaching status as a PADI Instructor for the current year.
*Hold a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.
*Agree to conduct all diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual.
*Agree to use the PADI system and components in its entirety.

Read the instructor Development Standards and Procedures and Curriculum sections of the PADI Course Director Manual and answer the corresponding questions in the instructor Candidate workbook.
Prepare a knowledge development and confined water teaching presentation.