Coral Grand Divers is a reputable PADI 5 Star IDC Resort situated on the north end of the stunning Sairee beach. Our dive shop is located directly on the beach, right in front of the ocean. We are one of the few dive centres on the island that can rely on 2 swimming pools, one of which is exclusively dedicated and purposely built for diving courses. Our modern IDC classroom allows us to carry out all professional programs with the support of multimedia. Depending on the season we have between 10 and 15 full time staff and usually around 10 ongoing Divemaster Candidates. This offers the perfect opportunity to learn from a variety of different dive professionals but yet receive the personalised attention that excellent training requires. At Coral Grand Divers PADI standards and safety are paramount but we also like to have fun and see each other as our Koh Tao family. At the end of each day some of us gather at the beach and enjoy a cool drink while watching the sunset and sharing the latest events. We also regularly organise staff events like BBQs, Pub quiz night etc.
All of our Go PRO programs (EFRI, AI, OWSI, IDC and MSDT) will be conducted by our Course Director Silvano Cacchione with the assistance of our PADI Staff Instructors. Throughout the training he will place a strong emphasis on diver safety and environmental protection. You will learn ways to incorporate these messages into your training when you will have students of your own. At Coral Grand Divers we focus on real life training, not just how to pass the IDC. You will learn how to best teach in a variety or environments and situations.
Prior to starting AI/OWSI/IDC programs, candidates should prepare independently by reviewing dive theory, practicing dive skills and completing the necessary knowledge reviews in the Instructor Candidate Workbook. Coral Grand Divers offers to all IDC candidates all materials for the preparation and a chance to assist on courses, lead fun dives and practice dive skills prior to the start of the IDC, all this FREE of charge! The Instructor Development Course itself is run over a period of 15 days with plenty of time for thorough knowledge development, extra practice of all skills and lectures on dive theory when needed. 2 out of these days are dedicated for the EFR Instructor Training. We believe strongly in our teaching methods and therefore have an IDC pass guarantee!
Please note that you need to be a certified diver for at least 6 months before you can enrol in the IE (Instructor Examination).
MSDT and Internship program:
Once you have successfully completed the IDC you are ready for the MSDT + Internship program that will qualify you in 7 specialities and will allow you to certify 25 students under the supervision of our Senior Instructors. Achieving the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating will enhance your skills and experience, allow you to teach a wide variety of courses and definitely make you a more employable PADI Diving Instructor. We can offer you the MSDT PADI Application fee FREE of charge if you book the MSDT together with your IDC!
Besides the training you also need to get your PADI materials and dive equipment. From the below packages you will need both Instructor Crew Packs and from the Divemaster Crew Packs you choose one. Every Divemaster crew pack offers a different set of items and a discount on all further equipment purchases. These packages already include a discount, the higher the package the better the value. We can also create personalised packages, just let us know what you need!
You need to then add on top of these prices the PADI fee for every application, which will be paid via credit card directly to PADI Asia & Pacific:
PADI Divemaster AUD 187, Instructor Examination (IE) AUD 825, Instructor application AUD 331, MSDT application FREE as special promotion, MSTD fee per Specialty AUD 94.