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why choose sunshine divers and ban's diving resorT to do your idc?

So, you've decided to get your PADI Professional ticket which will ultimately allow you to travel the world and will transform the way you think of 'work'. Getting paid to do something you enjoy is something that everyone wants to achieve and as a PADI Instructor you can break out of the nine to five rut and open doors to adventurous part-time and full-time possibilities. This decision was easy, but the decision of which dive centre is best to learn under can be at times quite difficult. To make this job easier we have outlined what it is that we ofer and why you need to look no further.


Our very basic philosophy in the conduct of Instructor Development Courses (IDC) is to provide you with three things; 1. QUALITY 2. SERVICES 3. VALUE. Each of these three are routed to you, the candidate, becoming the most succssful and marketable Instructor that Thailand has to offer. We are so confident that our courses will prepare you that we guarantee you will pass the Instructor Exams (IE) - if you're not successful, we will pay for your second IDC or IE. Now that you can relax your shoulders, let's focus on what we mean by 'Quality, Services, and Value'.

QUALITY - As the first Career Development Centre (CDC) still on island, Ban's Diving Resort - S-2645 has maintained the highest of quality in instruction and facilities over the past 10 years. With five full-time Course Directors, you are guaranteed to be taught directly by those who are trained to conduct IDC's in their entirety. Course Director - Jonas Samuelsson has been acknowledged by PADI several times for his efforts in Instructor Development with awards of "Recognition of Excellent", "Hallmark of Excellence", and most recently for "Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development on Koh Tao". Our multi-lingual staff brings experience from hospitality, travel/tourism, resort management, and journalism industries, not only preparing you to teach diving but also to adapt your skills to various work environments. The modern classroooms allow us to provide you the most up to date digital presentations and the resort boasts two swimming pools as well as three boats for applying theory to practical underwater experiences. On site standard, deluxe, or superior accommodation can be arranged for you on a short or longterm basis.

SERVICES - As a school that produces approximately 10,000 student certifications each year, you have the chance to participate in a truly unique preparation course and internship program. Prior to the start of your IDC we invite you to dive (unlimited), assist on courses, join our dive master theory lectures, or practice your dive skills. During the IDC and in the internship program our candidate to staff ratio is never compromised, allowing us to offer personalized attention, while at the same being able to provide you real life teaching experiences with more students. This means you get to see more courses offered at all the levels the PADI spectrum of diver education, more styles of teaching and more solutions to student problems. As well, as a leader in the dive industry of South East Asia, we have been able to secure strong relationships with schools in the region and around the world, which enables us to provide an excellent job placement program. Curriculum Vitae writing and personal employment counseling session have resulted in our candidates receiving opportunities to work on cruise ships, liveaboards and resorts around the world.

VALUE - We appreciate that your decision to GO PRO means that you will be making an investment of both time and money. This is why we have kept the prices of our IDC packages very competitive and why we have created a schedule to the program that is comprehensive and inclusive of all the things you will need to be successful. Quite basically, we are never satisfied with simply meeting the performance requirements, but instead we are striving to exceed them!



At Sunshine Dive Resort we offer a unique program consisting of 4 modules. Each of the modules fulfills a specific objective in the process to becoming one of the most employable instructors in South East Asia.


Module 1.
Preparation. 2-4 weeks.
The IDC Candidate arrive 2-4 weeks prior to the IDC start date and participate in Skill practice in Confined Water, Assisting on Courses, Reveiw of Divemaster Theory, Rescue Skill practice and "fun-diving" to get familiar with the local divesites around Koh Tao.

Module 2.
Instructor Development Course.14 days.
This module includes Assistant Instructor Course, Open Water Scuba Instructor and EFR (CPR and First Aid) Instructor.

check for a list of other things included in this package here

Module 3.
PADI Instructor Exam. 2-3 days.
Instructor Examinations over 2-3 days with PADI Examiners from PADI Americas and PADI Asia Pacific. The I.E. includes evaluation of Divemaster theory, Standard and Procedures, Academic, Confined and Open Water presentations, Rescue Skill #7 from the PADI Rescue Course.

(PADI Fees including Instructor Examination, Instructor and EFR Application)

Module 4.
Diving Instructor Internship Program (D.I.I.P). 4-8 weeks.
Internship training in one of the most successful divecenters in Asia where you team teach with Master Instructors and Course Directors on PADI Courses and Programs to build up experience. At the end of the Internship training most candidates have certified 80-100 PADI Divers. The program is also integrated with Specialty Instructor Training including Enriched Air Instructor, Deep Diver Instructor, Photo Instructor, Video Instructor and Night Diving Instructor and more. The internship program ends with an application for Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

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