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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (IDC) at Ban's Diving Resort on Koh Tao

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor 
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months



The PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor course (IDC) is your first step in teaching others your passion for diving! Here on Koh Tao at Ban’s Diving Resort we give you first class IDC training which will Change your Life forever! Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? Open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!


The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Ban’s Diving Resort is a 14 day program that enables PADI Divemasters and leaders from other training organizations to achieve their dream of teaching scuba diving using the PADI system. Koh Tao is properly one of the best locations in the Thailand to learn how to Dive. That’s means that we have all the facilities to give you the best IDC experience.

During the Dive Instructor Development Course you will use the latest teaching techniques, the complete system of PADI support materials, and will be continuously assessed on your teaching and presentation skills.

Our PADI Platinum Course Directors Natalie Hunt and Guillaume Fargues and their team of Master Instructors are committed to your success at the Instructor Examination (IE) held every month on Koh Tao. They also want to make sure that you are comfortable with teaching afterwards. The Instructor program at Ban's Diving exceeds the minimum required by PADI in terms of time and number of presentations you will prepare so that we are sure that you will become one of the best instructors in the Dive Industry!

The program is taught in a dedicated classroom with A/C, HD TV's, Hard Drives and full excess to all multimedia educational tools. The confined water sessions are held in one of our four large swimming pools and the open water sessions on one of our three dive boats. Our facilities will enable you to study and prepare in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

Please download the information file at the bottom of this page for more information about our IDC program that we offer here on Koh Tao and don't forget to "like" our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bansidc/, so you can have an inside look in how we teach the Ban's IDC's!

Join our IDC Program for one of the best experiences you will ever have and let us Change your Life forever!


Price: 39,900 BAHT

Includes IDC and EFR Instructor Course combined - 33,900 baht + 6,000 baht = 39,900 baht and we offer the PADI Instructor Specialty Training for the Oxygen Provider.

Also required:

Instructor Crew Pack
20,500 BAHT (Language material costs : 21,000 Baht)
(17,000 Baht for IDC Crew Pack and 3,500 baht for EFR Instructor Crew Pack)

Instructor Application
$249 Australian Dollars
EFR Instructor Application Fee: $172 Australian Dollars

Instructor Exam Fee
$865 Australian Dollars



FREE Emergency Oxygen Provider Course!!
FREE Lunch during the IDC
FREE Project AWARE Eco Lecture


PADI E-Learning

Dive Theory Online: $134.75 AUD
IDC Online: $388.50 AUD

Instructor Development Course: 27,120 Baht
EFR Instructor Course: 6,000 baht
Total for both Course with the e-learning option: 33,120 Baht

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Ban's Diving Resort
Haad Sairee, Koh Tao
Surat Thani 84360 THAILAND

Tel. +66 (0) 7745-6466
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Course Directors

Guillaume Fargues

Platinum PADI Course Director / EFR Instructor Trainer #482749

My name is Guillaume Fargues and I took my first dive nearly 20 years ago in the cold waters of Northern France. Before I became a dive professional, I was working as a management consultant in Paris. At one point I realised that I was spending more time staring at my tropical fish screensaver, than preparing PowerPoint presentations, so I decided to pack my diving gear and a pair of board shorts and head to Thailand...

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Diving Facilities

Our priority is to provide customers with quality dive education and training with safety being our highest priority.

Opened since 1993, Ban’s CDC Center is recognized as a leading dive center in the world and was recently awarded by PADI...

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