Why become a Staff Instructor with Khao Lak Scuba Adventures?

Becoming an IDC Staff Instructor is a key step forward for any Instructor. It is fantastic for personal development, as now you can teach Assistant Instructors and assist on IDCs, but just as importantly it gives you the chance to share the real-life knowledge and experience that you have learned, with Instructor Candidates who are just starting out.

Once you’ve been teaching for a couple of years, it is easy to get stuck in a rut, doing the same courses week after week. Becoming a Staff Instructor gives you something extra and allows you to develop a ‘mentoring’ role. You learn how to assess and counsel IDC candidates, you’re able to give them the benefit of your experience, and show them ways of overcoming problems that may seem overwhelming to them, but routine for you.

Reviewing Standards

How much do you remember from your IDC? For most Instructors the Staff Instructor Course is an important review of PADI Standards, and a chance to see the IDC from the other side – it’s surprisingly different when you’re teaching rather than learning!

At Khao Lak Scuba Adventures we have a very experienced Course Director Mark Soworka with many years working as a CD, and our Master Instructor Ann Christmas assisting on every IDC. When numbers require, we have other Staff Instructors assisting as well. This gives you lots of experience that you can call on during your PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course with us.

Moving forward

Many Dive Centres require a Staff Instructor rating for management or senior training positions. PADI IDC Staff Instructor is a pre-requisite for PADI Master Instructor rating, and is an important step towards Course Director.


To enrol on the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course you need to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.


Our PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course is 14,900 thb plus PADI Materials

  • Course Director Manual
  • Evaluation Slates

Contact us now to sign up!

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Khao Lak Scuba Adventures
13/47 Moo 7, T. Khuk Khak,
A. Takuapa 82190 Phang Nga
Tel: +66 (0)76 485 602 or 662
Fax: +66 (0)76 485 607

Hotline: +66 (0) 83 63 79191
Whatsapp: +66 (0) 83 63 79191
Skype: education_ksa
Email: gopro (at) khaolakscubaadventures.com

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