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PADI Pro Course at Ban's Diving Koh Tao



Taking the Ban’s Instructor Development Course will truly unlock doors to travel the world, work abroad and train others to be ambassadors for our oceans. The IDC course is engaging, fun and hard work and when you’re finished the rewards are there!

As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you’ll be able to teach

  • PADI Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver
  • PADI Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Skin Diver and Discover Snorkeling
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Seal Team and Bubblemaker
  • PADI ReActivate and Discover Local Diving
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE Specialty
  • Coral Reef Conservation

PADI IDC Schedule

The IDC is two courses combined – Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor. This two week course is designed to introduce various teaching techniques for teaching in a classroom, a confined water environment and also in Open Water. You will learn more advanced dive theory, as well as perfect the demonstration quality scuba skills you first mastered on your PADI Divemaster course. In addition at Ban’s, we schedule time during the IDC program for Emergency First Response Instructor Training and Oxygen Provider Instructor Training.

We will introduce you to the entire PADI system of diver education as well as discuss the latest Business & Marketing trends in the industry. We will also look at environmental concerns and make sure you have the necessary standards and risk management knowledge necessary for a qualified PADI Scuba Diving Instructor.

After that you’ll be examined by PADI’s external examiners to make sure you meet the required standard, in the 2 day PADI Instructor Examination.

Download full schedule and info pack HERE

PADI IDC Prerequisites

  • Hold a PADI Divemaster or Assistant Dive Instructor qualification with current membership of PADI, or an equivalent leadership level certification with another training organization
  • Have proof of 60 logged dives
  • Have medical clearance of fitness to dive, signed by a doctor within the past 12 months
  • Hold proof of first aid/cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training within the last 24 months
  • Have been a certified diver (Open Water Diver course or equivalent) for at least six months
  • Be at least 18 years old

To join an IE, in addition to the above you must have proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives and have successfully completed the Dive Instructor Development Course (IDC).

PADI IDC Course Cost: 39,900 ฿
(all inclusive of breakdown below)

Included in the price:

  • IDC & EFR Instructor Training
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Training
  • Free lunch every day
  • All equipment rental
  • Pass guaranteed
  • IDC T-shirt
PADI IDC Material Costs: 20,500 ฿
(all inclusive of breakdown below)

Paper/Digital Instructor Crew Pack – 17,500 ฿
EFR Instructor Crew Pack – 3,000 ฿

PADI 2020 Fees – 1,559 $AUD
(all inclusive of breakdown below paid to PADI directly)

PADI Instructor Exam – $975 AUD
PADI Instructor Application – $280 AUD
EFR Instructor Application – $193 AUD
O2 Provider Instructor Application – $111 AUD

PADI Pro Course at Ban's Diving Koh Tao

IDC Dates

BAN'S 2022 IDC DATES      
AI (Assistant Instructor)4-9 Jan1-6 Feb1-6 Mar5-10 Apr3-8 May5-10 Jun
Day OFF10 Jan7 Feb7 Mar11 Apr9 May11 Jun
EFRI (Emergency First Response Instr)11 Jan8 Feb8 Mar12 Apr10 May12 Jun
OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor)12-14 Jan9-11 Feb9-11 Mar13-15 Apr11-13 May13-15 Jun
MOCK IE15-16 Jan12-13 Feb12-13 Mar16-17 Apr14-15 May16-17 Jun
DAY OFF (Remedial Training)17 Jan14 Feb14 Mar18 Apr16 May18 Jun
IE (Instructor Examination)18-19 JAN15-16 FEB15-16 MAR19-20 APR17-18 May19-20 JUN
DAY OFF20 Jan17 Feb17 Mar21 Apr19 May21 Jun
SPECIATY INSTRUCTOR21- 25 Jan18-22 Feb18-22 Mar22-26 Apr20-24 May22-26 Jun
BAN'S 2022 IDC DATES      
AI (Assistant Instructor)5-10 Jul2-7 Aug6-11 Sep4-9 Oct1-6 Nov30 Nov - 4 Dec
Day OFF11 Jul8 Aug12 Sep10 Oct7 Nov5 Dec
EFRI (Emergency First Response Instr)12 Jul9 Aug13 Sep11 Oct8 Nov6 Dec
OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor)13-15 Jul10-12 Aug14-16 Sep12-14 Oct9-11 Nov7-9 Dec
MOCK IE16-17 Jul13-14 Aug17-18 Sep15-16 Oct12-13 Nov10-11 Dec
DAY OFF (Remedial Training)18 Jul15 Aug19 Sep17 Oct14 Nov12 Dec
IE (Instructor Examination)19-20 JUL16-17 AUG20-21 SEP18-19 OCT15-16 NOV13-14 DEC
DAY OFF21 Jul18 Aug22 Sep20 Oct17 Nov15 Dec
SPECIATY INSTRUCTOR22-26 Jul19-23 Aug23-27 Sep21-25 Oct18-22 Nov16-20 Dec


  • Nick Davis

    We were taught everything you need to know to become an Instructor, and more. The Course Directors Monique and Natalie spent extra time in the evenings helping us with Dive Theory, so that our Instructor exams seemed easy.

    24/02/2020 at 1:10 pm
  • Rebecca

    The Bans Pro Dive team are amazing trainers. They are patient and calm and provide an in-depth course that both reviews the dive master programme but leaves ample time to learn all the IDC teaching skills. You leave confident you can teach others from the moment you pass your exams.

    04/03/2020 at 3:48 pm
  • John

    Was very very very nice

    12/03/2020 at 12:51 am
  • Sachio Yoshida

    I would like to take a PADI pro course for Open Water Scuba Instructor. I have a certificate of Assistant Instructor for PADI. I have a limited schedule from 10th to 18th Apr. Please tell me if it is possible and fee of accomodation and training cource.

    14/02/2021 at 4:50 pm
  • Nicole

    Team are very strong. Nice experience and nice people.

    15/04/2021 at 2:59 am
  • Romain Telliez

    Can we do à padi idc in french at your place ?
    Thanks in advance

    30/01/2022 at 10:49 pm

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