Diving Instructor Courses on Koh Tao

Preparing for your PADI Divemaster or Dive Instructor IDC Course

PADI Divemaster and/or Dive Instructor IDC Course booked and now what? If you want to make sure that your Divemaster and IDC course will be as successful and stress free as possible we highly recommend that you prepare and self-study before you arrive on Koh Tao.

I don’t have time, do I really need to prepare for my Divemaster or IDC course?

Don’t worry. The Divemaster and Dive instructor Course at Sairee Cottage Diving is designed to make sure that anyone can pass the final PADI Exam (IE). This means that if you don’t have any time to prepare before your PADI Go Pro Course you can still join any of our DM and IDC courses. However the more you prepare before the course the easier, relax and more free time you have during the Divemaster and IDC.

So what can I do to prepare the best before I arrive at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao?

There is a couple of things you can do to prepare. During your Divemaster and Dive Instructor IDC Course you will need to learn how to give proper PADI Skill demonstrations to future dive students. It is very important that you master these skills yourself and then be able to demonstrate it on the highest level, making sure that you are very employable in the Dive Industry. We have made multiple video’s for most of the Dive Skills that you will get during your professional dive training. Please watch these dive video’s before arrival to have an idea how we will train you.

You probably think that when you become a Divemaster or Diving Instructor you will only lead or teach people diving and enjoy life on a tropical beach. This is mostly true but to be able to teach and to make sure that your dive students stay safe, you need to understand the basics of Dive Physics, Dive Physiology, Dive Equipment, Dive Decompression Theory and PADI’S RDP and eRDPml tables. The good news is that it will not be Rocket Science and it will just cove the be basic dive theory. Just a bit more then recreational divers need to learn. But even the basics can sometimes be a bit overwhelming in the beginning because of maybe any language differences, dyslexia, no experience in the field or any other reason. For this reason you can read Dive Theory summaries on this website to help you prepare. We recommend that you read / study these Dive Theory summaries as much as possible before your arrival to prepare yourself for your PADI Divemaster and Dive Instructor IDC course here on Koh Tao.

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The best way to learn this is to just read them a few times and it will definitely makes your flight go quicker. Are already in a Divemaster course or IDC somewhere else but are you not getting enough guidance during your course then please feel free to use this information to make your course easier. Spread the word and share these pages as much as possible to help many succeed in passing their PADI Go Pro course and becoming a Dive professional enjoying probably one of the best jobs in the world: Scuba Diving Instructor!

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