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South East Asia Forum > Become a PADI instructor
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Anabel
posted : September 21, 2011 Post subject: Become a PADI instructor
Hi there
i am going to thailand and indonesia and i will like to know the cheapest place to do become a PADI instructor in ewither countries, or best place to do it.
thanks a lot

 
TooFootFour
posted : September 25, 2011 Post subject: Become a PADI instructor
Well for Thailand i would suggest Mermaids in pattaya, Davy Jones Locker Co in Koh Toa, or one of the other 50 on the island. There is also more on Koh Samui.

Im headed to Koh Toa for DM internship, in a couple of months.

 
The Scuba Monkey
posted : February 18, 2012 Post subject: Become a PADI instructor
Hi Anabel

I'm a PADI Master Instructor and have taught many IDCs.

Don't know if you've already done your IDC? If you have, I hope it went well :)

If you haven't my advice is don't go with the cheapest. There are always hidden costs for materials etc. and usually the cheap ones do the bare minimum to get you qualified - meaning you're not as good as an instructor at the end of it - which is a hidden cost you only find out after you've qualified... A good example of that is Khao Tao. As an MI if I see someone has trained there I put their CV to the bottom of the pile as I know the training will be bare essentials. The best place to do your IDC/IE is the UK. The training is more thorough and conditions and control criteria more critical, making you a better instructor.

Hope that helps.

 
AcademySamui
posted : March 12, 2016 Post subject: Become a PADI instructor
Hi Anabel.

My name is Paul and I'm a PADI Course Director and owner of The Dive Academy PADI 5 Star IDC Centre on Koh Samui, Thailand.
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AcademySamui
posted : March 12, 2016 Post subject: Become a PADI instructor
Hi Anabel.
My name is Paul and I'm a PADI Course Director and owner of The Dive Academy PADI 5 Star IDC Centre on Koh Samui, Thailand.
We run IDC's throughout the year and our IDC's are always conducted with small numbers so you get the attention you need and pay for. If you would like more information feel free to contact me: info@thediveacademysamui.com.

Just for your information I have also worked with some of the big IDC Centre's on Koh Tao and I can tell you that the training they provide during the IDC is not bare minimum as you have been told but is a very good standard - just larger numbers. And the IDC's are conducted by experienced Course Director's too.