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Instructor Development Course

Complete your PADI Dive Instructor Development Course at Buddha View Dive Centre and embark on an exciting journey towards becoming a certified diving professional. Our comprehensive PADI Dive Instructor Course is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to confidently teach and guide others in the world of SCUBA diving.

Led by experienced and qualified Course Directors, this course covers a wide range of topics including dive theory, teaching methodologies, safety protocols, and practical teaching exercises. With hands-on training and personalized guida
nce, you will gain the expertise and confidence needed to excel as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Dive Instructor. Join us at Buddha View Dive Centre and unlock a rewarding career in the diving industry.

Why Choose Our IDC?

  • Experienced Instructors: Our experienced Course Director and Master Instructors are dedicated to your success, providing guidance and support throughout the course.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Train in a professional environment equipped with the latest resources, including classrooms, confined water areas, and access to open water for realistic training scenarios.

  • Individualized Attention: We believe in personalized training. Small class sizes ensure that you receive the attention and guidance needed to excel.

  • Dive Destination: Our center is located in the heart of Tanote Bay at Koh Tao, offering not just a course but an opportunity to experience diving in one of the world's most captivating underwater environments.


PADI Instructor Examination Schedule


May 2024

June 2024

Jully 2024

Aug 2024

Sept 2024

Oct 2024

Nov 2024

Dec 2024


7-20 May 

11-24 June

9-22 Jully

6-19 Aug

10-23 Sept

8-21 Oct

12-25 Nov

3-16 Dec

Koh Tao IE 

21-22 May

 25-26 June

23-24 Jully

20-21 Aug

24-25 Sept

22-23 Oct

26-27 Nov

17-18 Dec

The program

Orientation Classroom

Dive Theory Workshop Classroom

PADI System Workshop Classroom

Learning and Teaching Workshop Classroom

Discover Scuba Diving Workshop ( CW and OW )

Open Water Dive Course Scheduling

Risk Management Workshop

Social Media and Sales Techniques Workshop Classroom

Knowledge Development Presentation Workshop

Skill Development Workshop

Confined Water Training Workshop

Confined Water Teaching Presentations

Open Water Training Workshop

Open Water Teaching Presentations

Continuing Education Workshop

Advanced Open Water Course Workshop

Rescue Diver Course Workshop

Mock IE


You must be a certified PADI Divemaster (or a comparable certification from a recognised dive organisation)

You must be at least 18 years old

You must have at least 100 logged dives

You must have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary care course in the last 24 months

You must be in good physical health and have been medically checked and cleared within the last 12 months


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39,900 THB

Full IDC training

PADI Digital IDC Crew Pack + Slates 22500 THB

+ EFR Instructor 228.00 AUD

+PADI IDC application Fee 331.00 AUD

+ IE Fee 1,120.00 AUD

+ dive insurance 200 THB

As a IDC it is best to own your own equipment, but for the duration of your course you are free to use our shop equipment as needed

20 dives for free

Free Buddha View T-shirt!

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114,900 THB

Full IDC training

PADI Digital IDC Crew Pack + Slates included

 EFR Instructor included

PADI IDC application Fee included

IE Fee included

Unlimited dives

Dive insurance included

Accommodation included

Lunch Included

Free Buddha View T-shirt!

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154,900 THB

IDC Internship Package

5 Instructor Specialties

25 certification Team Teaching

Course duration 50 days

Accommodation Included


* If you are looking to purchase your own equipment we can assist you to source everything on Koh Tao using our shop discount for better prices.

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