2018 PADI IDC/IE Pattaya Schedule
PADI IDC Pattaya, Thailand at Mermaids Dive. We hold PADI IDC training approximately 6 times per annum. Check any dates that you feel would be appropriate to you and contact us. We can advise you of when to arrive to have your examinations perfectly suited to the point in your visit that you require.
If you are arriving for the IDC only then we do advise taking the IDC Prep also and arriving a few days before the training commences. This will allow you time to acclimatise and settle before your exams.
|14 – 15 Jan||16 – 17 Jan||19 – 29 Jan||30 – 31 Jan|
|26 – 27 Feb||28 Feb – 1 Mar||3 – 13 Mar||14 – 15 Mar|
|30 Apr – 1 May||2 – 3 May||5 – 15 May||16 – 17 May|
|25 – 26 Jun||27 – 28 Jun||30 Jun – 10 Jul||11 – 12 Jul|
|27 – 28 Aug||29 – 30 Aug||1 – 11 Sep||12 – 13 Sep|
|29 – 30 Oct||31 Oct – 1 Nov||3 – 13 Nov||14 – 15 Nov|
Arriving as a NON-Diver to Mermaids dive center Pattaya Thailand is not a problem at all. In fact almost 40% of our scuba diving interns that are here to change their lives and secure scuba diving work arrive with no scuba dive experience.
If you are a non diver traveling to Mermaids for the owsi padi dive instructor training over then the pro training is 7 months in length. The 7th month is 100% included – this includes diving and diver accommodation until the exams are complete.
PADI, the governing body and our diving certification agency state that a certified diver MUST be certified as a diver (open water diver) for a minimum of 6 months prior to being eligible to take the IDC (Instructor Development Course) and ultimately the PADI instructor exams.
Hence by example – If a non-diver arrives January 1st for the scuba dive training, Mermaids dive can have the diver certified to PADI Open Water by 7th of January (approximately). This means that the diver would not be eligible to take the Open Water Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) until the 7th June at the earliest. (If you look at the chart below then you shall see that this diver certified on 7th January would be eligible to take the July PADI IDC. You are NOT left in the cold but have the 7th month of the stay all included with no paying any extra.
Mermaids are lucky in the way that we have PADI Instructor Examinations almost bi-monthly almost each 6 – 8 weeks. This makes it very convenient for all to take the exams.
The 7 months of diving and dive accommodation is included within the OWSI dive program. The NON-diver will train for 6 months and then take the exams and become an instructor in the 7th month.
Please have a look below at the IDC and IE schedule for Pattaya. You shall see the start date of each PADI IDC and then the conclusion date of the PADI IE (PADI Instructor Examination). Please note that in blue you shall see the date that the diver MUST be certified in open water diving by (any diving agency such as PADI, BSAC, SSI, YMCA, ScotSAC, CMAS etc) – in order to join that particular PADI IDC. Please do just mail me if you require any assistance with this.
Once a Mermaid diver and in the system then all diver jobs assistance is available to the job seeking diver. Whether a dive job is required immediately after passing the diving instructor examination or at a later point. Many of our intern divers have commitments after the owsi padi dive instructor training but wish to use the scuba diving job in the future – this is not a problem. Once a Mermaid Diver – always a Mermaids diver. Using the diver forum board, contacts and divers jobs (.com) Mermaids shall assist in every way to aid divers into scuba diving employment and the perfect dive job of their dreams.
Contact Mermaids Pattaya Thailand for further details