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Welcome to Bigbubble Diving School, the premier diving school in Koh Tao, Thailand.



E-learning topics covered are:

– Getting Started
– Dive Theory for Dive Leaders
– PADI System Overview
– Learning, Instruction, and the PADI System
– Discover Scuba Diving and Experience Programs
– The PADI Open Water Diver Course
– Risk Management and Legal Considerations 8 – Managing Risk
– PADI Quality Management and Licensing
– Introduction to Teaching Presentations
– Conducting and Evaluating Knowledge Development
– Confined Water Training
– Open Water Training
– Continuing Education and Leadership Courses
– The Business of Diving
– How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members

Classroom Presentations

– Orientation
– Dive Theory Workshop
– PADI System Workshop
– Learning and Teaching Workshop
– Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
– Open Water Dive Course Scheduling and Set Up Workshop
– Risk Management and Licensing Workshop
– Knowledge Development Presentation Workshop and Candidate Knowledge Development Presentations
– Skill Development Workshop
– Confined Water Training Workshop and Candidate Confined Water Teaching Presentations
– Open Water Training Workshop and Candidate Open Water Teaching Presentations
– Continuing Education Workshop
– Advanced Open Water Diver Course Workshop
– Rescue Diver Course Workshop
– Sales Techniques Workshop
– Course Close

After you have completed the Diving Instructor Course (IDC), you will be required to take the Instructor Exam (IE) for 2 days with a staff member from the PADI. 

  • Diving Theory and Standards Exam
  • Knowledge development presentation
  • Confined water 
  • Open water 
  • Rescue Exercise 7


            Once you have completed the instructor development course, you will be able to teach the following courses.

  • PADI Scuba Diver/ Open Water Diver
  • Adventure Diver/ Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Discover Snorkeling
  • Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Seal Team and Bubblemaker
  • Reactivate and Discover Local Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Project Aware Specialty
  • Coral Reef Conservation


            Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Divemaster, or leadership level with another diver training organization.
  • 18 years old
  • Certified diver for 6 months 
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months 
  • Has at least 100 dives or more


            Tuition fees

  • The IDC Course fee is 33,900 bath 
  • EFR instructor course fee 6,000 bath
  • PADI Instructor Crew Pack 20,500 bath 


Instructor Examination (IE) fees are paid directly to PADI offices.

  • Instructor Examination (IE) 1,055 AUD
  • PADI Instructor registration fee 312 AUD
  • PADI EFR Instructor registration fee 215 AUD