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How to choose your PADI Instructor Development Course?

Our new instructors explain their reasons on why they picked Master Divers, Koh Tao, in order to become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor!

Doing your Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a life changing decision on it’s own and there’s a lot more to it then just saying the initial ‘YES’! Choosing somewhere to complete your dive professional training can be a daunting and confusing task. Questions need to be answered such as

  • Where in the world is the best place to complete my IDC
  • Which dive school should I go with, where will I work afterwards
  • Will the connections I make be the right ones to advance my career?

The main factor is to choose a Course Director and a professional development team who are there for you and  provide support and advice from the moment you initiate contact with them to throughout your career. Take a little time to find out what each dive centre has to offer and why you should train with them. There is a whole other blog about why you should go pro with Master Divers. But don’t just take it from us; the best way to go about answering all of the questions above and more, is to ‘do your research’!

This is exactly what these guys did! Kaarin, Henry and Kevin all completed there IDC with Master Divers, so before the celebratory beers started flowing to easily, we took the time out to quickly ask why they chose Master Divers for their IDC?

The gang all together celebrating their IDC in Koh Tao

Kaarin, has been living in Koh Tao, Thailand for 18 months now and previously worked as a PADI Divemaster, before deciding to do her IDC. She loves to dive and felt she was ready to take that next step to PADI Instructor level. Knowing the island well, Kaarin opted on Master Divers because she knew of Course Director, Gaz, respected reputation on the island, the support structure that Gaz provides with every IDC course he teaches, plus the high level of safety standards we maintain here at Master Divers.

Kaarin on completion of his IDC at Master Divers, Koh Tao

Henry, is from England, but completed his PADI Divemaster here on Koh Tao in August. Henry knew straight away he wanted to progress to PADI Instructor level and worked as a Divemaster for a short period whilst he waited for the IDC to start. Henry informed us that he researched a lot for the right place to advance his career on Koh Tao and had heard a lot about Gaz and his method of teaching, so he set up a meeting to gather more information, and the rest they say is history!

Henry on completion of his IDC at Master Divers, Koh Tao

Kevin is from Vancouver and a biologist. Again he put a lot of research into where he could do his IDC and came across Master Divers. He then went through our reviews and did more research into how Course Director, Gaz conducts the IDC and the reviews we have achieved as a dive center in itself.  What drew Kevin to Koh Tao and Master Divers was the amount of eco work we do here, as that, as well as a solid support network were the most important factors for him. Kevin signed up for our Divemaster to Instructor Career Package, and has never looked back since!

Kevin on completion of his IDC at Master Divers, Koh Tao

So from the above and in the words of our Course Director, Gaz Lydon, himself, the main advice would be “Don’t choose a location to complete your training, choose a support structure”… plus look into and research other factors that are important to you!

PADI Course Director Gaz Lydon in Koh Tao Thailand

Ignite your life today!

For more information about your IDC and Course Director, Gaz Lydon visit www.instructor-development.com

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