PADI IDC Course Platinum Package at Lanta Diver

Our PADI IDC Course Platinum package is aimed at people who are already certified as PADI Divemasters (or equivalent) and are looking for extra employability at the end of their training. The Lanta Diver Platinum PADI IDC course includes a full PADI IDC, EFR Instructor training, the Instructor Exams (IE), plus at the end of the training you will also take five extra PADI Specialty Instructor Training Courses (MSDT Prep)– making you much more employable. You will follow a relaxed 12-day training schedule for the IDC in Koh Lanta, Thailand, followed by the IE, and then a few extra days to complete the Specialty Instructor training.

Our PADI IDC courses in Koh Lanta, Thailand, are run by experienced Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Reardon. Rich has been teaching IDCs since 2004 and has designed a relaxed IDC schedule that goes above and beyond the minimum training standards set out by PADI and put an emphasis on teaching whilst neutrally buoyant. Our IDC programmes also include extra workshops throughout the programme, to not only make sure you pass the IE with ease but also so that your first course will be relaxed and stress-free.

After the IDC and IE are finished, you will then be able to choose five PADI Specialty Instructor Training Courses (MSDT Prep) that you would like to take.  This training will take place over a few days after the IE – half a day in the classroom, followed by two days of diving learning how to conduct the skills for your chosen Specialties. Rich has taught these Specialties in many locations, and different conditions, around the world and will be happy to pass on his extensive knowledge. To see which Specialties we offer, please click here – PADI Specialty Instructor Training Courses.

After booking a PADI IDC course with Lanta Diver, we will also send you a set of study materials, so you can prepare in advance as much as possible.  Arriving at the IDC fully prepared will enhance your learning experience and make both the IDC and IE much more relaxed and easier.

If you would like to know more about taking our PADI IDC Course Platinum package with us in Thailand, please email rich@lantadiver.com for further details.  Please check the course dates below too.

PADI IDC Dates & Schedule

IDC Staff StartIDC StartIDC FinishIE StartMSDT Prep
18 NOV ’1920 NOV ’1903 DEC ’1904 DEC ’1907 DEC ’19
02 JAN ’2003 JAN ’2014 JAN ’2015 JAN ’2018 JAN ’20
30 JAN ’2001 FEB ’2014 FEB ’2015 FEB ’2018 FEB ’20
08 APR ’2010 APR ’2023 APR ’2024 APR ’2027 APR ’20

Lanta Diver 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 – rich@lantadiver.com

Below you can see a sample schedule of the next PADI IDC course.

PADI IDC SCHEDULE – LANTA DIVER

        APRIL        

2019

PADI IDC Koh Lanta
12 Apr 201913 Apr 201914 Apr 201915 Apr 201916 Apr 201917 Apr 201918 Apr 2019
CLASSPOOL / CLASSPOOL / CLASSCLASSCLASSPOOL / CLASSCLASS
IDC
Orientation
learning, Risk Pt 1
Theory Exams
IDC
Skill Circuit, CW 1 & 5
Workshop, Business
Teaching CW
IDC
Skill Circuit, CW 1 &
Resc Ex. 7
Developing KD
IDC
KD 1, GS & P Pt.1
Start Diving
Teaching Specs
IDC
OWC, AOWC
Rescue, DM
Exams
IDC
CW 2& Resc EX. 7
GS & P Pt. 2
Keep Diving
EFRI & Oxygen
Provider Inst
19 Apr 201920 Apr 201921 Apr 201922 Apr 201923 Apr 201924 Apr 201925 Apr 2019
CLASSPOOL / CLASSOCEAN / CLASSOCEAN / CLASSCLASSPOOL / CLASS
STUDY DAYIDC
KD 2, Teach OW
Exams
IDC
CW 3, OW Skills
Workshop, Resc EX. 7
Risc Pt.2
IDC
OW 1 & 2, Adv. Dive
Workshop / Dive
Against Debris Inst.
Exams
IDC
OW 3 & 4
Marketing
Nitrox Inst
MOCK EXAMS
Dive Theory Exams
Standards Exam
KD 3
MOCK EXAMS
CW 4, Closing
and Paperwork
26 Apr 201927 Apr 201928 Apr 201929 Apr 201930 Apr 201901 May 201902 May 2019
CASUARINA / POOLKLONG NIN BEACHOFF / CLASSDIVINGDIVINGDIVING
PADI IE Day 1
Written Exams
KD & CW
PADI IE Day 2
OW & Rescue
MORNING OFF
SPECIALTY INST
Standards
(Optional Extra )
SPECIALTY INST
(Optional Extra)
SPECIALTY INST
(Optional Extra)
SPECIALTY INST
(Optional Extra)

Your PADI IDC course Platinum package includes the following:

  • A well-tested and well-proven IDC programme.
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • Digital study material package before you arrive.
  • Eight PADI Specialty Instructor courses – Nitrox*, Dive Against Debris, Emergency Oxygen Provider, plus five others.
  • Air-conditioned classrooms (with a dedicated IDC room so you can settle in).
  • Good group sizes: we tend to have around 4 to 6 candidates on each IDC so you will find that you are given a lot of attention without being overcrowded or having too small a group.
  • Experienced Platinum PADI Course Director there with you full time, morning to night, for maximum support throughout the entire programme.
  • Special in-water workshops:  neutral buoyancy teaching, hovering, lift bag, CESA, knot tying, rescue skills, ascents/descents.
  • Duty Of Care Workshop (diver safety and risk management).
  • Conducting Project AWARE Events seminar.
  • Discounts on PADI materials and diving equipment purchases.
  • Free dive equipment rental during the course (except compasses, signalling devices, knives/dive tools and computers).
  • Tanks & weights during the entire programme.
  • All transfers during the IE in Koh Lanta.
  • Course Director present for logistical support throughout the IE.
  • Career Development, CV and job placement services.
  • Personal attention and professional organisation.
  • Relaxed 12-day IDC schedule.
  • Three days of diving on Lanta Diver day-trip boats before or after the IDC.
  • Tropical resort environment: average water temperature 28-29° Celsius!
  • Language support available in English, French and Swedish.
*Enriched Air Diver certification required

What do you pay?

The cost for the PADI IDC course Platinum package is 60,000 Thai Baht per person. You will also need the PADI IDC Crew Pak (19,900 Thai Baht), EFR Instructor Manual (4,500 Thai baht), and at the end of the training, you will need to pay the PADI Application fees. The PADI fees, payable direct to PADI at the end of the training would total AUD$1,381, plus an additional AUD$106 for each of the eight Specialty Instructor ratings*.

*Enriched Air Diver certification required

Want To Know More?

For further information about our PADI IDC course Platinum package, please email Rich – rich@lantadiver.com

Also, check out our Silver & Gold PADI IDC packages…

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