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Diving instructor courses in Thailand

Kiwidiver 5 Star Instructor Development Center is the only PADI IDC center in Thailand to offer both Tec Instructor courses and Rebreather Instructor courses as well as Open Water Scuba Instructor courses. Kiwidiver is dedicated to full career development of divers offering the widest range of PADI Professional courses including a large selection of specialty courses backed up by the highest standard of training.

Kiwidiver does not just teach you how to pass the instructor examination (IE) we teach you how to be the best all round instructor, so passing the IE is just like another day at work. We focus on each individual’s growth areas and expand on your passion to new areas of diving. With a proper foundation in diving knowledge and skills you will stand out from the crowd as true dive professionals.

Our dive center

Chalong, Phuket

Kiwidiver has a modern clean dive center in a four story building in Chalong, Phuket with one floor of the building dedicated to only Instructor Development. Full PADI library available, dedicated WiFi, separate IDC toilet facilities and private divers lounge with the complimentary tea and coffee facilities.


Our state of the art spacious air-conditioned classroom with 50” LED TV has accommodated 30 people for presentations when necessary but is usually reserved for our maximum of 5 IDC candidates during our premium Instructor Development Courses.


As Phuket’s leading PADI Tec Rec center we have 3 compressors, booster pump and full facilities for filling air, Nitrox or trimix. Along with modern, well-maintained equipment, including specialised technical and rebreather equipment.


Yui Tashatorn

The small class size meant more customized training and more time focused on improving my weak areas making the IE seem easy

Rob Meiklejohnn

The pool is also great for the confined sessions, as we were the only ones ever in it and was big enough to perform all the skills without having to worry about space. If I do more training it will be with these guys.

Jack Walton

The high quality of teaching for the theory side of the IE meant that I went from getting 33% in practice exams to 100% in the I.E., and the pool and OW training made it so that we found the IE much easier than other candidates.


The amount of experience that we have gained in two weeks under Kevin’s tuition has been phenomenal.

Sam Ponsford

I used Kiwidiver after professional recommendations within the dive industry and was not disappointed. I received up to date training in a small group allowing for a lot of direct interaction and feedback with Kevin.


Extremely thorough with everything, the days were long but when the I.E came along, it was so easy, as we had been so well prepared.

Sean De Boer

IDC Boot Camp with drill sergeant Kevin Black. Be all you can be.

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