The PADI IDC Thailand Koh Lanta

At Lanta Diver, we offer you the perfect environment in which to take your PADI IDC – relaxed tropical island, professional 5* PADI IDC training facility, and an experienced Platinum PADI Course Director…

Koh Lanta is a beautiful island on the west coast of Thailand – offering the best land-based diving in the country, with regular manta and whale shark encounters. It is a relaxed island with stunning beaches and a perfect atmosphere in which to become a PADI dive instructor.

Lanta Diver has been operating under very high standards on the island since 1999. We were the first PADI IDC centre on the island, and we are continually striving to offer the best training – both for recreational and professional courses. We aim to exceed the minimum training requirements on all our courses, especially the IDC, so you be ready to start teaching after the Instructor Exams (IE).

Our PADI Instructor courses (IDCs) are run by Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Reardon. Rich has been a PADI Instructor since 2002 and a PADI Course Director since 2011 and has vast amounts of knowledge to pass on to our IDC candidates to help them become great PADI Instructors.

Please feel free to email for further information –

PADI IDC Koh Lanta Thailand – Prerequisites

  • Your Open Water certification must be dated minimum 6 months prior to the start of your IDC.
  • You need 100 logged dives to become an instructor.
  • You must be a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent).
  • Your current CPR/First Aid certification must be valid – within 24 months.
  • You will need a dive medical signed by a physician.
  • Enriched Air Diver certification required for Enriched Air Instructor training.


PADI IDC Thailand Koh Lanta – Dates & Schedule

IDC Staff Start IDC Start IDC Finish IE Start MSDT Prep
19 NOV´18 21 NOV´18 04DEC´18 5 DEC´18 8 DEC´18
29 DEC´18 2 JAN´19 15 JAN´19 16 JAN´19 19 JAN´19
10 APR´19 12 APR´19 25 APR´19 26 APR´19 29 APR´19
18 NOV´19 20 NOV´19 03 DEC´19 04 DEC´19 07 DEC´19


We run PADI IDCs throughout the year, and if the dates above do not match your schedule, then please email us to see if we can help –

We have a few different IDC packages available, as well as PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses – please follow the links below to find out more:

PADI IDC Koh Lanta Thailand - Lanta Diver
PADI IDC Gold Koh Lanta Thailand - Lanta Diver
PADI IDC Platinum Koh Lanta Thailand - Lanta Diver
PADI Specialty Instructor Koh Lanta Thailand
IDC Staff Instructor Thailand Koh Lanta
IDC Staffing credits Thailand Koh Lanta
EFR Instructor Thailand Koh Lanta
Divemaster Courses Koh Lanta