Scuba Cat Diving, Dive Center, Phuket

Thailand, PADI IDC Phuket

A 12 Day expanded PADI IDC, Phuket, Thailand

Although PADI requires a PADI IDC to have a minimum duration of 7 days in preparation for the PADI Instructor Exam (IE), at Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand we have found some extra presentations and workshops highly beneficial to our Instructor Training courses candidates success, taught by our resident PADI Course Director. To accommodate these extra presentations we have found a 12-day PADI IDC program more suitable to take you from Divemaster to PADI Instructor. And dont forget the free diving day trips before the start of the IDC for all our candidates!

Book one month in advance with us and get your PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course FREE with all our IDC Packages! (PADI Fees and Materials not included)

What's included in your PADI IDC package at Scuba Cat Diving?

  • 12 PADI IDC's every year
  • Our relaxed 10 days PADI IDC followed by 2 remedial days gives our candidates the opportunity to study at their own pace. In this program we have added classroom presentations and in-water workshops. We do not only teach you how to pass a PADI IE.
  • 2 remedial days at the end of the PADI IDC.
  • Extra in-water workshops and classroom presentations during PADI IDC.
  • PADI IE Pass Guarantee.
  • Visa Assistance for all our candidates.
  • Computerized classroom for PADI IDC.
  • Wireless internet access at the training facility.
  • Free accommodation during your PADI IDC, EFRI and PADI IE.
  • Language translation for non-English speakers.
  • Access to PADI Material during IDC.
  • Scuba Diving Job placement service.
  • National Geographic Course Orientation during IDC.
  • Tec-Rec Orientation during IDC.
  • Free diving day trips before PADI IDC (10 dives/week, up to 20 dives max)
  • Equipment included for the time of the IDC course.
  • Full support during your Instructor Examination (IE)
  • Scubacat VIP Card: upto 20% off all equipment purchase, day trip or liveaboard diving after the IDC.

Included in our package is a PADI Nitrox Instructor course (PADI fees and materials not included) to all our IDC candidates.

Package Days Included Price
IDC 12 Days Prep AI+OWSI (IDC) 38,150 Baht
Basic IDC 12 Days Prep IDC EFR/CFC Instructor 47,700 Baht
Silver IDC 21 Days Prep IDC EFR/CFC & 5 Spec Instructor 60,000 Baht
Gold IDC 4 Weeks + Prep IDC EFR/CFC  & MSDT* 72,000 Baht

* MSDT package includes 25 certifications


To find out the dates for the next IDC and IE from Scuba Cat please follow this link.

What do you need to start?

  • Be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent. Contact us for more information on equivalent certifications.
  • Have been a diver for at least 6 months.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have 60 logged dives* including deep, night and navigation dives.
  • Have proof of CPR training, such as Emergency First Response within the last 6 months.
  • Have a current medical certificate signed by a doctor within the last 12 months.
  • Be a current EFRi (1st March 2009)

What will you do during the PADI IDC

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations.
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations.
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations.

Extra workshops during the PADI IDC include:

  • Ascents and Descents, Buoyancy control, Buddy Breathing, Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent, Rescue exercises, lift bag, knots, navigation, PPB, student control and scenarios.
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling all the Dive Courses in different environments.
  • With a relaxed, low stress 10 day PADI IDC you can focus and elaborate on specific topics, review certain parts of the program, give extra time or lectures to our candidates.
  • The main focus of our program is to give the best knowledge to our candidates before they start teaching Scuba Diving.
  • 2 Remedial Days.

We added these two extra days to our PADI IDC program to give extra experience to our candidates for the PADI IE and their future Scuba Diving career.

The schedule for these two additional PADI IDC days:

  • Confined Water Presentation.
  • Open water Presentation #5 and #6.
  • Divemaster and Standard exams.
  • Rescue, Skill practice.
  • Any topic you want us to cover.

Why take your PADI IDC with Scuba Cat Diving, 5 * CDC Center, Phuket, Thailand?

At Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand we are proud of high level of training and have recently reached the 2005 finals of PADI Asia Pacific's Member Awards for Diver Training. We are also a winner of these PADI Awards:

  • 100% Aware
  • 3 Certificate of Recognition for Excellence 2013
  • PADI Green Star Award 2012
  • PADI Tecrec Centre 2011
  • 2010 PADI Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2008, 2009 and 2010 Platinum PADI Course Director.
  • 2010 Business AWARD Finalist
  • 2010 Project AWARE Foundation Finalist
  • 2009 Environmental achievement AWARD
  • 2008 Two Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2007 Career Development Center PADI CDC) Rating.
  • 2006 Project Aware Foundation Environmental Achievement.
  • 2005 Finalist in the PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards for Diver Training.
  • 2003 Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2002 Outstanding Commitment to PADI System of Education
  • 2001 and 2002 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development

Most local stores offer a competent introductory scuba instruction course, but when you're looking for more than entry-level you need the highest quality facility available, PADI’s 5 Star CDC Center. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand offers the most complete training at all levels of instruction. Scuba Cat Diving is the only Dive Centre located on the Beach Road in Patong, Phuket, Thailand. Our facilities consist of a newly rebuilt Dive shop with swimming pool and air-conditioned classrooms. Our weekly BBQ at our bar is famous with our customers and staff for the friendly and fun atmosphere.

The PADI Five star Career Development Center classification is awarded to PADI Five Star IDC Centers and Gold Palm IDC Centers that conduct additional instructor-level training and meet the highest requirements for training dive leaders in reaching their educational and professional goals. PADI 5 *CDC Centers offer career-oriented training to prepare dive professionals for employment in the dive industry, as well as offering job placement assistance for program graduates. This is the highest PADI Dive Center achievement possible.

These dive centers are well established businesses with proven success in training PADI Instructors. Because of the services offered, PADI 5 Star CDC Centers are places where candidates receive training to prepare them for careers in the dive industry. PADI divers, members, and the dive industry at large all benefit from the PADI 5 Star CDC Center's commitment to professional development and excellence.

Our focus is not only passing the PADI IE, which is actually the easy part, but on developing new instructors who will go on to enjoy successful careers in the Dive Industry as we have.

* Please note that 100 logged dives are required for the PADI Instructor Exam.

Accommodation during your PADI IDC

Free Accommodation in an air conditioned room close to the dive center for all our PADI IDC candidates.

We offer large nicely decorated rooms, all rooms are fantastically well maintained, just as if they were brand new and include air conditioning, color television, central hot water bathroom, an 'in room' wet bar, and excellent daily maid service. Well situated in a prime location, and almost anything you might desire is nearby. Many International restaurants are within just a few minutes walk; Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Thai restaurants, open 24 hours a day. The incredibly beautiful 'Patong Beach' Phuket is just a minutes walk away.

Already have accommodation for your PADI IDC? Contact us for our special price!

Scuba Diving Job Placement Service.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand offer this service to our PADI IDC and PADI Divemaster candidates. The first step of your job search is to prepare a resumé, and then to place it on the internet. There are lots of different sites specialized for diving and PADI has it's own website dedicated for it's members where you can find lots of Scuba Diving job vacancies.

Directly at the end of the program we are going to help you set up your resumé and look at which kind of job or position you are looking to apply for. There are lots of different techniques to finding a job in Scuba Diving, one of the most important things to find out is if you are going to fit into your desired position.

Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket Thailand has lots of different contacts around the world, so we will be pleased to share this information with you.

Finding a job in the Scuba Diving industry is not very difficult. You just have to know what to do and how to do it. Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand is here to help you.

You can find a job in more than 175 countries where PADI is represented. The world is yours now!


Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand's Resident PADI Course Director Sarah Kench conducts PADI IDC's in Phuket, Thailand with the Scuba Cat Diving Team and oversee Scuba Cat Diving's innovative Scuba Diving Career Development Program and Internship programme.

Teaching Experience

Certification Levels

  • PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer in 15 areas:

I have taught many many Open Water Diver to PADI Divemaster certifications, and PADI Instructors at all levels.


Free Scuba Diving at Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand

Compared to other dive center's, Scuba Cat Diving, Phuket, Thailand owns their own fleet of dive boats! Due to this, we can offer to our candidates diving before the PADI IDC!

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