The PADI IDC Thailand Koh Lanta

Why not choose Lanta Diver for your PADI IDC in Thailand ? At Lanta Diver, we offer you the perfect environment in which to take your PADI IDC – relaxed tropical island, professional 5* PADI CDC training facility, and an experienced multi-Platinum PADI Course Director.

Koh Lanta is a beautiful island on the west coast of Thailand – offering the best land-based diving in the country, with regular manta and whale shark encounters. It is a relaxed island with stunning beaches and a perfect atmosphere in which to become a PADI dive instructor.

Lanta Diver has been operating under very high standards on the island since 1999. We were the first PADI IDC centre on the island, and we are continually striving to offer the best training – both for recreational and professional courses. In recognition of our high standards and dedication to offering the best possible professional-level training, PADI have recently awarded Lanta Diver the coveted PADI Career Development Centre status – the highest rating a PADI dive centre can attain. We always aim to exceed the minimum training requirements on all our courses, especially the PADI Dive master & Instructor Development Courses, so you will be ready to start teaching after the Instructor Exams (IE).

Our PADI Instructor courses (IDCs) are run at Koh Lanta’s only PADI Career Development Centre by Koh Lanta’s only resident multi-Platinum PADI Course Director – Richard Reardon. Rich has been a PADI Instructor since 2002 and a PADI Course Director since 2011 and has vast amounts of knowledge to pass on to our IDC candidates to help them become great PADI Instructors.

Platinum PADI Courses Director, CDC Career Development Center, IDC, Divemaster Internships

Please feel free to email for further information –

PADI IDC Thailand Koh Lanta- Prerequisites

  • Your Open Water certification must be dated minimum 6 months prior to the start of your IDC.
  • You need 60 logged dives to attend a PADI IDC.
  • You need 100 logged dives to become a PADI Instructor.
  • You must be a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent).
  • Your current CPR/First Aid certification must be valid – within 24 months.
  • You will need a dive medical signed by a physician.
  • Enriched Air Diver certification required for Enriched Air Instructor training.

PADI IDC Thailand Koh Lanta – Dates & Schedule

IDC Staff Start IDC Start IDC Finish IE Start MSDT Prep
06 AUG ’22 08 AUG ’22 17 AUG ’22 18 AUG ’22 20 AUG ’22
27 SEP ’22 29 SEP ’22 07 OCT ’22 08 OCT ’22 10 OCT ’22
6 NOV ’22 8 NOV ’22 17 NOV ’22 18 NOV ’22 20 NOV ’22
5 DEC ’22 7 DEC ’22 16 DEC ’22 17 DEC ’22 19 DEC ’22

We run PADI IDCs throughout the year, and if the dates above do not match your schedule, then please email us to see if we can help –

We have a few different IDC packages available, as well as PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses – please follow the links below to find out more:

PADI IDC Thailand Koh Lanta - Lanta Diver, Krabi, Phuket, Phi Phi, Tao
PADI IDC Gold Koh Lanta Thailand - Lanta Diver, Krabi, Phi Phi, Phuket, Tao
PADI IDC Platinum Koh Lanta Thailand - Lanta Diver
PADI Specialty Instructor Koh Lanta Thailand
IDC Staff Instructor Thailand Koh Lanta
IDC Staffing credits Thailand Koh Lanta
EFR Instructor Thailand Koh Lanta
Divemaster Courses Koh Lanta