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Course Duration- 15 days incl. prep. course and PADI Instructor Exams.
Pre-requisite- PADI Divemaster or equivalent
Price- 85500 Baht, incl. all materials and PADI Fees. (Lunches will be provided during the IDC)

Becoming a PADI Instructor will allow you to start an exciting career as a diving educator, allowing you to work anywhere in the world in this exciting and growing industry. Conducted by PADI Course Director Chris Freestone and experienced IDC Staff Instructors,we focus on creating a relaxed learning environment for our candidates and also preparing you fully for real world teaching. Taking your IDC with Chris means that you will cover way more that is required on the course in order to put you a step ahead of the rest . The IDC also includes EFRI, Enriched Air Instructor Specialty and O2 Provider Instructor Specialty.

Curriculum Presentations From Course Director and Staff:
Start Diving. Keep Diving. Risk Management. How to Teach in Confined Water. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System. Preparing Knowledge Development Presentations. How to Conduct OW Dives. How to Teach the Open Water Course. How to Teach Adventure Dives. How to Teach the Rescue Course. How to Teach Specialty Courses. How to Teach the Divemaster Course. Business of Diving and Pricing. General Standards + Procedures.

Practical Assesments Presented by IDC Candidates:
4 Academic Presentations, 4 Confined Water Presentations, 6 Open Water Presentations, Skill Circuit.

Exam Preperation:
DM theory practice and remedial sessions.
General Standards and Procedures practice and remedial sessions.

Instructor Manual, PADI Guide to Teaching. Confined Water, Open Water, Rescue and Divemaster Slates, PADI Professional Reference Collection, Exam Booklets, ERDPML and RDP Table, EFR Instructor Manual.

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course is also Included.

Course Director
My name is Chris Freestone and I first arrived on Koh Tao over seven years ago, and I have been working in the diving industry here ever since. I have conducted most of my teaching at Koh Tao Easy Divers, and still maintain a fulltime position here. I have also carried out a lot of my Instructor level credentials at some of the other reputable dive centers on the island. Having seen and been a part of the growing and changing diving industry here, has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge that can only be matched by a small number of individuals in this region.

Over the last few years I have concentrated more on the Pro Development of the industry. Working with Divemaster training and Instructor Development with some of the most recognized PADI Course Directors in the world. In June 2011 I completed the PADI Course Director Program in the Dominican Rep. My IDC’s are small groups, focused on preparing Instructor candidates for real world teaching.

Chris Freestone #485531

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