Pattaya IDC Thailand – PADI Instructor Development Course

DSAT DeepTec and Trimix Diver/Instructor and EANX and Trimix Gas Blender/Instructor Training Now Available at Mermaids!

A short letter from the Instructional Staff

Dear Candidate,

Mermaids Dive Center Thailand conduct PADI IDC programs in Jomtien Beach up to 9 times annually. Mermaids is a PADI Five Star Career Development Center (CDC) located in Jomtien Beach (2 hours from Bangkok). Mermaids re the ONLY Diver Center on the Eastern seaboard to have achieved this prestigious award for excellence in professional level diver training. Coupled with this our Course Director who achieve status of Platinum Director every year, being one of only 100 globally.

Mermaids have a new facility complete with a brand new, computerized classroom, and a 19 meter by 5-meter dedicated dive training pool. We are located within easy sailing distance of three major steel shipwrecks, the Hardeep, the HTMS Khram and the Petchburi Bremen, as well as numerous coral sites. The diving here is consistent all year round, with 5-15 meters visibility. It is an ideal place for PADI IDC training.Mermaid’s PADI IDC/IE Pass Rate is one of the highest in South East Asia.

PADI IDC Mermaids Pattaya Thailand

Mermaids dive training center is also a Technical Diving Center, sanctioned as a Nitrox and Trimix Gas Blending Facility by DSAT, IANTD, and TDI. Mermaids have been certifying Nitrox (Enriched Air Divers), and technical divers for over since 1997, and we are now training divers and scuba diving instructors in full tech diving. All IDC candidates will be exposed to this all forms of diving at Mermaids. We will also be able to train you as DSAT Tec Deep and DSAT Trimix Diver or even technical diving instructor. This instruction is available after the PADI IE. The New DSAT Basic Tec Deep makes for a great introduction to the Tec Deep Diving environment… further.

Mermaid’s now offers DSAT Deep Tec and Trimix Instructor Training and DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Training for qualified divers. These are PADI/DSAT’s newest programs and can be conducted for you on request. Please feel free to contact us about the the Instructor Development Course programs in Jomtien Beach.

We look forward to seeing you for some diving!

Thailand IDC Program Information

Mermaids Dive Career Development Center have been conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) here in Thailand since 1995. The reputation of my program is the best in Thailand. Over the past ten years we had trained American, English, German, Thai, Russian, Italian, Israeli, Chinese, and Scandinavian instructors throughout exotic Thailand. Mermaid’s Dive Center also operates a job assistance service that has placed many of these PADI instructors in dive work positions here in Thailand, one of the fastest growing regions in the Dive Industry.

In Jomtien Beach we hold the programs at the Mermaid’s Dive Center, a PADI Five Star Career Development Center. We are able to provide you with lodging nearby at a very reasonable cost (from $15 – $40/night or $150-$200/month).

The PADI IE is held in Pattaya immediately following the IDC. The Mermaid’s Dive Center facilities include air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool (open all day for extra training), and a barbecue-style restaurant! You are also invited to join us for a free day’s diving on the Hardeep or the HTMS KHRAM, HTML Kut, Petchburi Bremen Shipwreck, after your successful I.E.

Some benefits of participating in our IDC’s:

1. We work in a secluded location. The Course Director and IDC Staff stay near the premises and are available to assist you anytime!

2. We provide extra assistance in many languages, if necessary. IDC staff members are fluent in English, Thai, and Scandinavian. Your lectures and presentations can be given in any of these languages (The English IDC lectures can also be translated for you, upon request). German and Japanese IDC materials are available with advance notice.

3. We have a diver job assistance service, which can help you find a dive position in the scuba industry in Thailand after the IDC. Our IDC Course Director has trained many of the PADI Dive Center owners in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, KohTao, Pattaya, and Bangkok. If we can’t offer you a dive job in one of our own facilities, we will do our best to place you with one of our associated dive centers!


4. We have a Silver program, including the IDC preparatory course (IDC Prep), the IDC, and the Emergency First Response Instructor Course  (also EFRI Care for Children Instructor).

Mermaids 2019 PADI Instructor Development Courses in Pattaya

13 – 14 Jan 15 – 16 Jan 18 – 28 Jan 29 Jan
25 – 26 Feb 27 – 28 Feb 2 – 12 Mar 13 Mar
29 – 30 Apr 1 – 2 May 4 – 14 May 15 May
23 – 24 Jun 25 – 26 Jun 28 Jun – 9 Jul 10 Jul
26 – 27 Aug 28 – 29 Aug 31 Aug – 10 Sep 11 Sep
28 – 29 Oct 30 – 31 Oct 2 – 12 Nov 13 Nov

We offer flexible training options and accommodation on Jomtien Beach

Mermaid’s “Diving Life” Instructor Internships 

What do I do now? – What will your next step be after successfully completing the PADI Instructor Examination? With Mermaid’s new “Thailand MSDT Internship” and “IDC Staff” programs you can start teaching and working right after the IDC, and get some valuable experience to put on your diving CV.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Certification

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating is awarded to a PADI diving instructor that can teach a minimum of 5 PADI specialty courses and has experience in teaching 25 students dive courses. To hold this qualification demonstrates to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching and also can teach a range of specialty courses. This makes you more valuable to the dive center.

The Thailand MSDT Internship – PADI Instructors enrolling in this option will be taken on as part of the Mermaids Dive Center staff for a period of 2 months after the IE and post-IE courses have been completed. During this time you will have access to all the benefits of a member of Mermaids instructor team. Some goals you will be able to accomplish:

    • Record at least 25 PADI teaching certifications.
    • Achieve 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings.
    • MSDT or Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification in FULL.
    • 100++ dives for experience and pleasure (un-limited).
    • Add 2 month’s diving work experience at a PADI Five Star CDC to your CV.

The PADI Staff Instructor Certification

PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors as well as help train PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. At this level you are beginning to direct instructors how to instruct.

The “Diving Life” IDC Staff Internship / Traineeship. PADI Instructors enrolling in this program will be taken on as part of the Mermaids Staff for a period of 3 months after the IE and post-IE courses have been completed.  During this time you will have access to all the benefits of a member Mermaid’s instructor team. Some goals you will be able to accomplish:

    • Record at least 25 PADI Certifications.
    • Achieve 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings.
    • Achieve the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating. (as above).
    • Achieve the PADI IDC Staff rating.
    • 150++ dives for experience and pleasure (un-limited).
    • Add 3 month’s scuba work experience at a PADI Five Star CDC to your diving CV.


    • Internship Fees must be paid in full before the start of the PADI IDC.
    • Interns are working on a non-salaried, work for experience, basis ONLY.