Diving Instructor Courses on Koh Tao

45 Good Reasons to do your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with us

Why choose to do your PADI IDC course with us at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao? Our PADI Platinum Course Director Marcel van den Berg has designed one of the most extensive PADI IDCs in the world, one that will teach you way beyond the minimum PADI IDC standards. Here are 45 good reasons why to choose to do your PADI IDC with us at Sairee Cottage Diving.

Why do your PADI Instructor Development Course at Sairee Cottage Diving?

  • Sairee Cottage Diving 5-Star IDC Centre is a medium-sized Dive School that values Quality over Quantity. Sairee Cottage Diving is very friendly with limited group-sizes. This enables maximum attention for each student whilst being big enough to get the most diving experience and fun!
  • Sairee Cottage Diving has received countless PADI diving awards
  • Sairee Cottage Diving employs an Award Winning PADI Platinum Course Director: Marcel van den Berg
  • We have Divemaster and IDC candidate accommodation options on Koh Tao for all budgets
  • Sairee Cottage Diving is perfectly located right in the middle of the main beach of Koh Tao (Sairee Beach)
  • Sairee Cottage Diving has more then 70 rooms and bungalows onsite where you can live in our Tropical Paradise
  • 2 beautiful swimming pools with some of the highest quality, cleanest swimming water on Koh Tao
  • Fully air conditioned, multimedia classrooms, HD TVs, PADI multimedia materials, on hard disks, computers, tablets and Wi-Fi
  • 2 Fully equipped Dive Boats and a dedicated Dive Boat for Divemaster and Instructor Training, we can go whenever and wherever we want
  • All dive resort facilities are within easy walking distance
  • Some of the best-maintained Dive Equipment on Koh Tao and a dedicated staff dive equipment room that DMTs and IDC candidates can also use
  • Amazing Pool Bar and Restaurant with stunning views of our famous Koh Tao sunsets
  • Highly-trained, friendly Dive Staff, following all PADI standards with NO exceptions
  • Great Discounts on purchasing diving equipment
  • Free accommodation for DMTs and IDC candidates
  • One of the most Eco-friendly PADI Dive Centres on Koh Tao with our own Conservation program
Best IDC Dive School Koh Tao Thailand Sairee Cottage Diving

Sairee Cottage Diving Swimming Pool

Why do your Scuba Instructor Course here on Koh Tao, Thailand?

  • Koh Tao is a small, beautiful tropical Island with breath-taking beaches
  • There is a unique and friendly atmosphere on Koh Tao and you’ll make new friends within hours
  • There are lots of Dive Job opportunities on Koh Tao
  • Many great restaurants and bars
  • Easy travel to and from Koh Tao
  • Koh Tao has some of the best diving instructors worldwide
  • It is the most popular place in the world to learn diving
  • We enjoy very easy access to all the different dive sites around the island
  • There is a huge variety of marine life here, including the world-famous Whale Shark

Is Koh Tao a safe place to travel

Koh Tao Thailand Diving Instructor Island

Koh Tao, one of the best places to do your IDC course

Why learn from PADI Platinum Course Director Marcel van den Berg?

  • Marcel van den Berg has taught more than 4000 students
    He has received dozens of PADI Certificates of Recognition for Excellence Awards
  • More than 15 years of experience in the Dive Industry combining older experiences with new and modern teaching styles
  • Every month he updates and improves the PADI IDC course
  • He draws his experience from various different areas of the Dive Industry
  • Marcel gives 110% – this means he will carry on teaching up to 11pm if needed
  • He is tapped into a huge network of contacts in the dive industry to help you succeed in your new dive career
  • He has created and is teaching one of the most realistic IDC courses available
  • Marcel is one of the most dedicated Eco Conservation leaders on Koh Tao

What is included in your IDC Package at Sairee Cottage Diving, Koh Tao?

  • Preparation Course
  • Free Lunch during the IDC
  • Free Trash Hero / Get Involved Koh Tao Eco Refill Bottle
  • Divemaster Refresher Course
  • Free rental dive equipment during training
  • Extended IDC training with extra lectures and in-water training
  • Full library of PADI materials
  • Free IDC T-Shirt and mask strap
  • Free Eco Conservation Bag
  • Free 22GB of extra IDC teaching materials
  • Discounts on purchasing new dive equipment
  • Extra “skill circuits” for expert-level demonstration abilities

You find more information about the Sairee Cottage Diving IDC Packages here

“We are very proud of our PADI Scuba Instructor IDC Courses here at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao. It is our goal to train PADI Divemasters and Instructors to the highest level ensuring their success in achieving a dream job in diving. We don’t just focus on passing the exam, we focus on getting you a great dive career, ensuring that our Divemaster and IDC candidates graduate with the highest level of training”

Marcel van den Berg
PADI Platinum Course Director Koh Tao, Thailand

Course Director Marcel Van Den Berg

Marcel van den Berg PADI Platinum Course Director

Dive Equipment

Start your new dive career straight away with a brand new set of Professional Dive Gear. We are proud to present the Diving Instructor Silver and Gold Dive Equipment Packages that include everything you need to start your career in the best way possible.

During our PADI Diving Instructor Course (IDC), Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) and Dive Instructor Internship course, we offer to use our dive shop equipment for free. Except for a Dive Knife, SMB, Whistle, Compass and a Torch is only needed for MSDT. These items you can purchase here, if needed. However it will always be more comfortable and convenient to have your own diving equipment; and if you want to work in the dive industry, staff have to have their own kit as a rule in nearly all dive companies.

At Sairee Cottage Diving we offer 2 packages to suit different budgets:

  1. The Silver Dive Equipment Package – a very affordable way to kick-start your new adventure for 45785 THB
  2. The Gold Dive Equipment Package for those who want more luxurious and high-end dive equipment for 63567 THB

We also offer separate Scuba Pro Wetsuits and Suunto Dive Computers. Please contact us if you would like to add anything in particular. 15% discount is included on these gear packages if you book online and you can always change items here on arrival if you want.

IDC Silver Equipment Package

Best Dive Equipment Package for Divemaster and Diving Instructor Silver

IDC Gold Equipment Package

Best Dive Equipment Package for Divemaster and Diving Instructor Gold

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