PADI Instructor Development Course

Welcome to the first step in becoming a PADI Professional.

PADI 5 star IDC center in Koh Lipe, ThailandYour Instructor Development is the foundation of your future as a PADI Instructor or dive professional in the scuba diving industry.

Choosing a PADI Dive Center and Course Director is a bit like choosing a university or collage. Quality training has a price but the rewards of having the best training experience can have a career long impact.

At Kiwidiver we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training experience and setting you up for a successful future in the industry.

While some IDC centers and CDC centers boast record numbers of students our classes are kept small so that you get a more personal training experience. And for this reason to date we have never had a student fail the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

7 reasons why you should choose Kiwidiver in Thailand for your Instructor Development Course

PADI IDC Thailand

Kiwidiver has two types of Instructor Development programs:

The Live The Dream Instructor package
run by award winning Platinum Course Director Camille Lemmens

The Tec Pro Internship
run by Tec Instructor Trainer & Course Director Kevin Black

Instructor Training:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor (AI)
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • PADI Specialty InstructorCCR Instructor course
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)
  • PADI IDC Staff (IDCS) Instructor
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
  • Work Experience
  • Live The Dream – Internship Program

Specialty Instructor Courses:Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor

  • Sidemount Instructor
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
  • Underwater Navigation Instructor
  • Drift Diver Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
  • Night Diving Instructor
  • Deep Diving Instructor
  • Search & Recovery Instructor
  • Wreck Diving Instructor
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor
  • Digital Underwater Photographer InstructorCCR Instructor course
  • Enriched Air Instructor
  • Drysuit Instructor
  • Underwater Naturalist Instructor
  • Multilevel Instructor
  • Seahorse Specialty Instructor
  • Full Face Mask Instructor

PADI Technical Diving Instructor CoursesTechnical Diving Instructor courses:

  • Tec Gas Blender Instructor
  • Tec Instructor
  • Tec Deep Instructor
  • Tec Trimix InstructorCCR Instructor course
  • Tec Sidemount Instructor



Rebreather Instructor courses:Phuket Rebreather Instructor Course

• PADI Semi-closed Rebreather Instructor
• PADI Rebreather Instructor
• PADI Advanced Rebreather Instructor

• PADI Tec 40 CCR Instructor
• PADI Tec 60 CCR Instructor
• PADI Tec 100 CCR Instructor <comming soon> is the only PADI Rebreather Center in Thailand to have all 3 Rebreathers on the PADI Recreational Rebreather Register. Therefore we can give you the best unbiased advice on which is the best rebreather for you and educate you properly on the differences between units.CCR Instructor course

Hey you may even decide to train on more than one unit.





From Recreational to Technical

Kiwidiver has been recognized as a leader in continued education for teaching the highest percentage of specialty courses in Phuket. We have a huge selection of PADI specialties and Distinctive Specialties and actively teach them.

Kiwidiver is one of Phukets leading PADI Tec Rec centers with more PADI Technical Diving certifications issued every year than any other PADI 5 Star dive center in Phuket.

But it is not just about quantity! Kiwidiver has the widest selection of technical diving equipment and the most experience in teaching the PADI Tec Rec programs from diver level through to Instructor Level.

Kiwidiver has the largest selection of rebreathers on the PADI Rebreather Register and teaches rebreather courses from beginner levels to instructor levels.

Recreational, Sidemount, Technical or Rebreathers, The team at Kiwidiver has something for everyone.

More information on our complete range of courses at


February IDC: Phuket
Living the dream
IDC Start: Feb 3rd - 13th
Phuket IE: Feb 14 - Feb 15
Course Director: Camille Lemmens

March IDC: Phuket
Tec Pro Internship
IDC Start: Mar 10th - 20th
Phuket IE: Mar 21st - 22nd
Course Director: Kevin Black

April IDC: Koh Lipe
Tec Pro Internship
IDC Start: Apr 18th - 28th
Koh Lanta IE: Apr 29-30th
Course Director: Kevin Black

May IDC: Phuket
IDC Start: May 5rd - 15th
Phuket IE: May 16th - 17th
Course Director: T.B.A

August IDC: Phuket
Living the dream

IDC Start:Aug 26th - Sept 4th
Phuket IE:Aug Sept 5th - 6th
Course Director: Camille Lemmens

November IDC: Koh Lipe
Tec Pro Internship
IDC Start:Aug 26th - Sept 4th
Koh Lanta IE: Nov 13th - 14th
Course Director: Kevin Black



IDC Prep
Instructor Development Course
Emergency First Responce Instructor
40,000 Baht

IDC Prep
Instructor Development Course
Emergency First Responce Instructor
Sidemount Instructor
56,000 Baht

IDC Prep
Instructor Development Course
Emergency First Responce Instructor
Nitrox Specialty Instructor
MSDT Prep with 5 Instructor Specialties*
(*not incl sidemount)
60,000 Baht

IDC Prep
Instructor Development Course
Emergency First Responce Instructor
Nitrox Specialty Instructor
O2 Specialty Instructor
Sidemount Specialty Instructor
MSDT Prep with 5 more Instructor Specialties
72,500 Baht