IDC in Koh Tao

Become a Dive Instructor with Sea Spirit in Koh Tao, Thailand

Thinking about teaching people how to dive? You want to inspire people with your greatest passion? If you are ready for it, then we are too! Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! Sea Spirit offers, in cooperation with, the possibility to develop yourself into a Dive Instructor in the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in Koh Tao, Thailand.

IDC at Koh Tao Thailand

The requirements are that you need to be already certified as a Dive Master (or the equivalent), have at least 60 logged dives (100 before you get to the Instructor Exam). Also, you must have been certified as a diver (open water or equivalent) for at least 6 months. You also must have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months, be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Sea Spirit cooperates with Platinum Course Director Mark Soworka from You can follow one the most elaborated programs in the world that a dive organization has to offer. A 14-day program, which includes the pre-IDC (2 days) to refresh all the theory and refresh your demonstration skills, then followed by the 10 day IDC and a Mock IE (2 days), where you will be evaluated under the same conditions as the PADI IE – a perfect preparation for a successful PADI IE. During the IDC, you learn the several aspects of teaching as a dive instructor (confined water presentations, open water presentations, academic presentations, PADI standards and procedures) and have a closer look to the dive theory. After you finished your IDC, you will be doing the IE (Instructor Exam, 3 days). During these 3 days, you will show the PADI Examiner that you are ready to teach people how to dive!

What we have to offer during your Instructor Development Course:

– If you want to get more experience on the different courses and get comfortable with teaching, you can assist for a month before the IDC at Budda View Diving Resort starts (PADI 5 star Gold Palm IDC Resort and PADI Career Development Center) in Koh Tao

– If you still need to reach 100 dives, you can fundive at Buddha View Diving Resort until you reached your 100th dive.

– You will get assistance from one of the team members of during your stay. They will help you to find a nice accommodation, show you the way on the island (also to the nicest restaurants!) and anything you need help with.

– The opportunity to discover a whole new world in Thailand and dive at one of the best-known diver’s paradise in the world, Koh Tao!

If you want to have more information about the IDC in Koh Tao, please contact us at