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Instructor Development Course (IDC) dates &
Instructor Exam (IE) dates

2024

PADI Instructor Courses in Krabi

The PADI IDC in Ao Nang takes place every month.

Our training center is multi lingual so every PADI IDC in Ao Nang with us can be conducted in English and French.

After completing all aspects of the Instructor Development Course (IDC) or the OWSI program you are qualified to participate in the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). 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!

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PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
and Instructor Exam (IE)
Schedule in Krabi 2024

January
IDC
7th – 21st
IE
TBC
February
IDC
4th – 18th
IE
TBC
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March
IDC
3rd – 17th
IE
TBC
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April
IDC
7th – 21st
IE
TBC
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May
IDC
5th – 19th
IE
TBC
June
IDC
9th – 23rd
IE
TBC
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July
IDC
7th – 21st
IE
TBC
August
IDC
4th – 18th
IE
TBC
September
IDC
8th – 22nd
IE
TBC
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October
IDC
6th – 20th
IE
TBC
November
IDC
10th – 24th
IE
TBC
December
IDC
1st – 15th
IE
TBC

Sawasdee Divers Instructor Course and IE Packages

We offer unique packages in the region for your PADI IDC in Ao Nang, Krabi.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

See below for our Instructor Course Package Deals.

Assistant Instructor

IDC OWSI

IDC Pro

IDC Silver

IDC Gold

IDC Staff Instructor

Specialty Instructor

PADI Materials

PADI Fees

Dive Packages

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PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI)

Duration

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5

days.

Price

18,000 THB

Included

Lunch (Thai food), drinking water, coffee & tea.
Unlimited training in our pool only 4 meters from the classroom
Free WiFi at Sawasdee Divers.
Use of PADI Library.
Tanks and weight belt.

Accommodation can be arranged. Please contact us for a quote.

Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) or
PADI Cross Over

Duration

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7

days.

Price

21,000 THB

Included

Lunch (Thai food), drinking water, coffee & tea.
Unlimited training in our pool only 4 meters from the classroom
Free WiFi at Sawasdee Divers.
Use of PADI Library.
Tanks and weight belt.

Accommodation can be arranged. Please contact us for a quote.

Sawasdee Divers IDC Pro Package

Duration

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12

days.

Price

OWSI Course PLUS Emergency First Response (EFRI) Course.

39,000 THB

Included

Lunch (Thai food), drinking water, coffee & tea.
Unlimited training in our pool only 4 meters from the classroom
Free WiFi at Sawasdee Divers.
Use of PADI Library.
Tanks and weight belt.

Accommodation can be arranged. Please contact us for a quote.

Sawasdee Divers IDC Silver Package

Duration

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14

days.

Price

OWSI Course PLUS

Emergency First Response (EFRI) Course.
PADI O2 Instructor Course
Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) Instructor Course

49,000 THB

Group Size

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4

Maximum 4 candidates per IDC Staff member.

Included

Free airport pick up
Lunch ( Thai food ), drinking water, coffee & tea on every day of the course (14 days).
Accommodation for every day of the course and IE (14 days), in a private room with air con, wifi and fridge, about 400 m away from Sawasdee Divers Center.
Unlimited training in our pool only 4 meters from the classroom
Free WiFi at Sawasdee Divers.
Use of PADI Library.
Tanks and weight belt.
Daily pool presentation and training with staff
Course Director guidance during the IE.
Free second IDC if needed.
20% discount on retail price for equipment purchases.
50% discount on Sawasdee Divers day trips (2 dives) for a life time.
Support with freelance instructor job opportunities in Ao Nang after your IE.
1 Free t-shirt

Sawasdee Divers IDC Gold Package

Duration

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16

days.

Price

OWSI Course PLUS

Emergency First Response (EFRI) Course.
Prep MSDT
PADI O2 Instructor Course
Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) Instructor Course
3 x Specialty Instructor Courses

59,000 THB

Group Size

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4

Maximum 4 candidates per IDC Staff member.

Included

Free airport pick up
Lunch (Thai food), drinking water, coffee & tea on every day of the course (16 days).
Accommodation for every day of the course and IE (16 days), in a private room with air con, wifi and fridge, about 400 m away from Sawasdee Divers Center.
Unlimited training in our pool only 4 meters from the classroom
Free WiFi at Sawasdee Divers.
Use of PADI Library.
Tanks and weight belt.
Daily pool presentation and training with staff
Course Director guidance during the IE.
Free second IDC if needed.
20% discount on retail price for equipment purchases.
50% discount on Sawasdee Divers day trips (2 dives) for a life time.
Support with freelance instructor job opportunities in Ao Nang after your IE.
1 Free t-shirt

Continuing Education

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Duration

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12

days.

Price

21,000 THB

Schedule

Course starts 2 days before an IDC.

PADI Specialties Instructor

Duration

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1

day.

Price

4,000 THB

per specialty course.

Specialty Courses

3 x Specialty Instructor Courses to choose from the list below;
Under Water Navigator
Night Diver,
Boat Diver,
Multilevel Diver
Fish Identification
Search & Recovery
Oxygen Provider
Digital Underwater Photography
Deep Diver
Wreck Diver
Under Water Naturalist
Enriched Air
Drift Diver

PADI Materials

Material required for Instructor Courses

IDC Digital Crew Pack

AUD$420

IDC Physical Crew Pack
Backpack and teaching materials

12,000 THB

EFRI Crew Pack

6,000 THB

IDC Staff Crew Pack

15,000 THB

PADI Fees

Application Fees for Instructor Development Courses (IDC), paid directly to PADI.

Assistant Instructor (AI)

AUD$108

Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI) &
Instructor Development Career (IDC)

AUD$312

Emergency First Response (EFRI)

AUD$215

Specialty Instructor

per Specialty

AUD$111

IDC Staff Instructor

AUD$181

Instructor
Examination Fee

AUD$1,055

Dive Packages

Sawasdee Divers discounted dive packages for Instructor Course candidates.

Starting your IDC requires a minimum of 100 dives.

Get your dives up with our discounted package:

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Local Islands

10 Dives

only

5,000 THB