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IDC, IDC STAFF and EFRI program

Go pro, continuing….. Become a dive instructor and change your life.

At BBdivers we specialize in GO PRO training in an original and comfortable way. We do not believe in harsh army style training, but offer personal guidance and a very extensive preparation. Every candidate remembers this time as one of the best times they had! Our learning environment is very relaxed and the training complete and professional. The instructor training is one of the most intense courses you’ll ever take, and so, it is quite important to choose an IDC center you can trust, where you feel comfortable and at home.We make sure that our candidates are ready to pass the IE (instructor exam), but we also make sure that they are ready to start teaching, after all that is what it is about!

We offer IDC a few times a year but also offer full training packages from non diver up to dive master or instructor. 

Languages :

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Basic program for the IDC

  • Assistant instructor training, 4 to 5 days
  • Open water scuba instructor training, 4 to 5 days

The IDC takes ten days, although, if possible it is recommended for the candidates to be here min 3 weeks before for the prep.

NEW: prepare the IDC from your home computer through PADI e-learning! 346 US$ to learn the diving theory online.


IDC in 2016

1 March 2016

15 October 2016, IE on Koh Chang 29 October

 IDC in 2017

1 March 2017

15 October 2017



Candidates need:

  • a medical certification that you're fit for diving
  • an EFR certification no older than 1 year
  • min. 18 years
  • to be a certified PADI Dive Master or equivalent
  • min. 100 dives before taking the exam

Why take the IDC at BB Divers?

First of all it is important to keep in mind why you want to come to Thailand for training, ... In short, we are what you expect of Thailand: lovely setting, great island but also a very good and thorough training. What we focus on here is first of all, a very intensive preparation, we make a personal plan for each candidate depending on their experience and knowledge. At BBdivers we make sure that you master all the required skills, and will be teaching in your own personal style but following all the PADI standards.

We teach in many different languages, although it is best to take a part of the training in English, since you'll be teaching in this language most of the time. Another important fact is Koh Chang, which is a very beautiful island to spend some time, the diving is good, the island is great and the living is nice.

A last 'ace' of course is our BBdivers' center. There are plenty of instructors around to advise you while you prepare, and 3 staff instructors to check on your progression. All our previous candidates and divers really appreciated the relaxed but professional environment that we offer on the boat and in the dive center, and keep coming back for more....


Click here for prices, Stated are prices all inclusive, no hidden extras. The IDC is not a cheap course, so, every possible payment you might need is stated in the price list, depending on how much extra training you want to take, or do not want to take.

The books are priced separatly, and equipment you'll probably have, if not, you can ask for a price estimate for what you do need, new or secondhand.The minimum training you will need to do is the full IDC (with free prep. and free specialty), and the EFR instructor, all the other courses are extra training and thus also separately priced. Taking part in an IDC is an experience that will change your life for the better, be ready to give it 100 %, and after a few weeks of hard work you'll have the job of a life time!

EFR Instructor

The efr instructor training is available throughout the year for all dive masters, AI or instructors who want to become an efr instructor. We train in CPR and efr teaching, with adult, child mannequin and a defibrillator. The EFRI training takes 1 to 2 days depending on the number of candidates.


To enroll in an Emergency First Response Instructor Course, an individual must:

  • Have completed a sanctioned course in adult and child/infant CPR within the past 24 months
  • Have completed a sanctioned course in basic first aid within the past 24 months
  • 18 years of age