Arriving at Mermaids as a NON-Diver – 7th month included!!!
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. Mermaids PADI IDC and IE schedule Pattaya Thailand
If you are a non diver traveling to Mermaids for the scuba diving 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 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 every month – essentially one every 4-6 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 – The 7th month is FREE. This is easy for Mermaids to achieve as we own our own scuba divers hotel.
Please have a look below at the IDC and IE schedule for 2012, 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 IDC. Please do just mail me if you require any assistance with this.
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