PADI Instructor Course

The PADI Instructor Course

Instructor Courses at Sawasdee Divers Ao Nang

Assistant Instructor


EFR Instructor

EFR for Children Instructor

Specialty Instructor

IDC Staff Instructor

Why do your IDC and Instructor Development Courses with us?


You must be a certified PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another organization.
You must have taken an EFR course or equivalent in the last 24 months.
scuba diver equipment iconYou must be a certified diver for at least 6 months and have 100 logged dives to start the course.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

To Qualify

To qualify for an Instructor Examination (IE) you must have completed:

The Assistant Instructor (AI)
The Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI)

The PADI Instructor Course includes these 2 parts.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Organization

Step One

Assistant Instructor

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.

Step Two

Open Water SCUBA Instructor

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.

Step Three

Instructor Exam

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!

Continuing Education

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.

PADI Instructor Course

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