PADI Instructor Course

*Course discount available on earlybird booking

Blue Planet Divers are a 5-Star Instructor Development Centre based in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We have a large and spacious dive centre and dive boats with experienced staff. We care about creating Instructors who are very employable, fun and knowledgeable. Our multi-lingual staff will assist you through your course and celebrate together your success. Our IDC classroom is fully air-conditioned and has computer based training aids as well as a Wi-Fi service that is, by the way, available throughout the entire Blue Planet Divers Centre.

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High Rated PADI IDC Center

Scuba instructor in koh lanta, we offer more than an IDC. In order to ensure that you pass your exams successfully, we will prepare your knowledge and experience before starting your IDC. First, 2 weeks before the start of the course you will be able to assist our Divemasters and Instructors during their courses. Secondly, we will give you a few exams to make you untouchable in your IDC theory.

We offer more than a simple IDC!

After these 2 weeks, you will get another 2 days of preparation with the Course Director. He will refresh your dive theory and improve your pool and rescue skill demonstrations whilst ensuring you are prepared to go into the PADI IDC with the confidence that your knowledge and skills are at the required level to pass the IE.

Please note that we are providing always more than necessary, because our main concern is our student’s success in any courses.

High rated course director & dive center

Our Dive center has been teaching IDCs since 2009 with our well-known course Director Camille Lemmens. He is one of the most famous and popular CD in Thailand as he covered over 250 classes and certified more than 800 students.

Profressional & Fun
Students Success
Course Director Dedication

Scuba Gear

We need our Instructors to get their own gear! You will be unable to work anywhere if you don’t have your own kit. We can provide you with good deals on retail in our show room. We have made a special area where you can try different sets and see if you look cool with your new investment.

Course Schedule

Schedule order might be changed depending on Course Director requests.

Prep. Assistant Instructor Schedule

Morning: Course Orientation (Curriculum Presentation), Exams Review (Physics, Physiology)

Afternoon (Pool): PADI Skill Circuit, Rescue Scenario Review

Morning: Exams Review (The Recreational Dive Planner, Equipment, Skills & The Environment), Learning, Instruction and the PADI System (Curriculum Presentation)

Afternoon (Pool): PADI Skill Circuit, Rescue Scenario Review, Control Workshop

Assitant Instructor Schedule

Morning: Developing Knowledge Development Presentations, Teaching in Confined Water

Candidate Skill Demonstration, Confined Water Presentation Demonstration and CESA workshop

Morning: Candidate Knowledge Development Presentation Number One, Marketing Diving

Afternoon: Candidate Confined Water Presentation Number One, General Standard & Procedure AI part, Start Diving – PADI Diver acquisition programs

Morning: Candidate Knowledge Development Presentation Number Two, Risk management AI part

Candidate Confined Water Presentation Number Two, Conducting Open water Dives & Descent Workshop

Morning: Dive Theory Exam)

Afternoon: Candidate Open Water Presentation Number one & Two, Control Work Shop, Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent Workshop (CESA), Counseling

Open Water Scuba Instructor Schedule

Morning: General Standards and Procedures, Risk Management OWSI part.

Afternoon: Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses, Candidate Confined Water Presentation Number One, Candidate 800 yards mask, snorkel, fins swim.

Morning: Candidate Prescriptive Teaching Presentation Number One, Open Water Course.

Morning: Candidate Prescriptive Teaching Presentation Number Two, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver Course, Divemaster Course.

Afternoon: Candidate Open Water Presentation Number One & Two, Advanced Open Water Workshop, Rescue Skill Practice.

Morning: Remedial Day, Dive Theory Review & Standards Review. Final Counseling, Closing IDC.

EFRI Course (Emergency First Response + Care for Children Instructor) included!


Nitrox Specialty Instructor included!

Material Required: RDP Table & E-RDPML, Instructor Manual 2014 version, PADI’s Guide to Teaching, Full set of Diving equipment during IE, All slates during IE, OW and other courses (AOW, RESCUE, DM) AWARE Manuals, Instructions of use for RDP and eRDPml, Calculator and Pens.

Course Prerequisites

To take this course, you must:

 Be fit for diving - see medical certificat

  Be at least a 18 years old Rescue Diver

  Have 100 logged dives appearing in your logbook

 Have a EFR valid (less than 24 months)

  Valid DM certification

In case you need to refresh/complete your EFR, you can take the Emegency First Response Course class with us.

Our Course Director

Scuba instructor in koh lanta, we are extremely lucky to have Camille Lemmens, a Platinum Course Director (CD), on our team. Originally from the Netherlands, Camille is in a position to offer courses in English, German and Dutch and French too!

Scuba Intructor in Koh Lanta with a very skilled CD

Camille is a highly experienced CD (he has run over 80 IDC’s and taught over 800 Instructor candidates) who has been teaching in Thailand for over 11 years. In 2009, Camille was awarded the PADI Instructor Development Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the growth and development of diving. In the 2010, he was also awarded the title of ‘Platinum Course Director’ for the fourth consecutive year. There are over 1,000 Course Directors worldwide, but only 49 Platinum Course Directors.

Personnal targets with your mentor

Camille focuses on personalized training and generally works in small groups and conducts all parts of the IDC training himself. He ensures he is available at all times throughout the IDC to give his candidates lots of personal and individual attention.

Great Deal available!

Get more experience & earn money

Our dive shop is the only one providing large powered and premium service catamarans to our daily diving guest. Futur Scuba instructors in koh lanta, Blue planet has the opportunity to let you discover a perfect and remunarate experience with our professional team. We can offer you a real jod and earn some money before starting your IDC!

This deal has been succesfull with every past students and the best option if you want to save for your your IDC costs. We will offer you 2 to 3 months Divemaster job as a premium freelancer. Our past students have been all very glad to have choosen our ideal professional PADI dive centre. Our multilingual and friendly team will lead and help you to get the best of it!

Post IDC offer

As you just finished your succesfull IDC course and decided to stay a bit longer, we will offer you a premium freelancer job.. You will able as well to train with our instructor during their course and under their supervision so you would feel more confident on your own later course.

Staying in Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is a 30km long beautiful island in the Andaman Sea. Although tourist life is mostly located in the north-west of the island, there are resorts all the way down to the west coast.

Beaches are stunning and costs of living on the island are relatively cheap. We have excat;y what you need for a short stay atOur Dive House

We also recommend that you rent if you decide to explore Koh Lanta during your free time. This is essential if you want to travel around the island and get to work on time! It is also the cheapest method of transportation here. Prices for renting a manual motorbike start at around 200 THB per day and 2000 baht per month, but expect to pay up a bit more for an automatic one.

Be careful though! Motorbikes can be dangerous in Thailand so try to get a full face helmet with the renting shop.

Eating out here is really cheap and you will quickly realize that you will do that for most of the nights. You can order a good Thai meal for 60 baht, while Western food will start at about 150 baht. Many of our Divemaster trainees share houses with kitchen and cook their own food. It is very fun to stay and exchange cultures with new friends who have the exact same passion. However, remember that we are providing breakfast, snacks and lunch on our daily trips.

If you decide to stay a bit longer and in order to stay for a long term on the island, you’ll need to arrange your Visa outside of Thailand. We really encourage you to apply for a 2+2 Visa which will allow you to stay here for 6 months (2 months upon arrival, extendable of 1 month in Krabi immigration, then another 2 months after a visa run with 1 month extendable again). Applying for visas before you come will save you a lot of time, money and energy. It is simple to apply for this kind of Visa from your country. Most of Thai Embassies deliver visas within a few days.

If you can get only a simple 2 months entrance Visa and wish to stay longer, no worries, it will take you only 2 days to acquire a new Visa in Penang, Malaysia.

Scuba instructor koh lanta, IDC Courses Prices


(January 2022 date to be confirmed)

COURSE PRICESDateWalking priceOnline price
IDC Crew Pack (mandatory)On request฿25,000฿21,000
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (Prep. + A.I + OWSI + Nitrox + E.F.R.I)*13th - 21st฿44,000฿38,000
Preparation to IDC13th - 14thINCLUDEDINCLUDED
E.F.R.I Course porgram22ndINCLUDEDINCLUDED
Nitrox Course (be certified)During OWSI programINCLUDEDINCLUDED
PADI I.E & membership Entrance fee24th - 25thMay varieAU$ 1,300

IDC Add-on

MSDT PADI prep. date on request ฿24,000

The next level after OWSI is MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Training) which demonstrates that you have a larger range of courses to offer to a dive centre and shows you have successfully taught over 25 students. This Prep course provide you with the 5 specialties you will need for this rating so all you need to do is concentrate on teaching courses. This course is great fun and provides you with some excellent ideas for making your specialty courses fun and enjoyable for your students.



  • positive review  Big Thanks to Blue Planet for a great day 3/3. And specially thanks to Brice who was a very professional and nice diveinstructor. He gave me a very good refresh for my OW cert because its been a while sins my last dive. After that we did two really good dives at Koh Bida.

    thumb Liselott Håkansson
    4 March 2020
  • positive review  Super søde instruktører og meget tålmodige. Man føler sig tryk og i gode hænder. Helt sikkert et sted jeg altid vil vende tilbage til.

    thumb Randi Bergfriedt
    1 February 2020
  • positive review  Des pro, organisés, toujours passionnés de plongée et surtout, toujours au top avec la clientèle, ne pas hésiter, leur catamaran de 16 17m saura vous ravir sur le lit bleu des îlots de koh lanta

    thumb Théophile Creach
    30 January 2020
  • positive review  Super équipe ! Très pro et bon esprit !

    thumb Paco Fernet
    26 April 2019
  • positive review  Brilliant friendly staff definitely recommend 👍

    thumb Ian Westerby
    14 February 2019
  • positive review  Together with my son and daughter we booked a day dive trip to Koh Haa, Hin Muang and Hin Daeng, with Blue Planet Divers. Although a bit expensive (specially after Koh Tao), we were very satisfied with the high quality of their service. The office staff were kind, friendly and helpful with information in both english and french. Highlights: catamaran trip to dive sites with tasty food and enough space to chill and admire the beautiful landscape * well maintained equipement * Koh Haa is a must! With caves, extraordinary biodiversity and a gorgeous setting. Thanks to Yann, Johan and Fins for their diving support. Highly recommended!

    thumb Eliane Bueno De Sá
    6 February 2019
  • star rating  I just did my open water diving licence there and the guys from the Diving Center are doing a very professional job (they are not overwhelmingly friendly or funny, I... read more

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    9 February 2023
  • star rating  Blue Planet was very responsive on WhatsApp to organise the dives, and the package quoted for 2 days diving was very reasonable. They pick up and drop off from your... read more

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    1 January 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic day diving and snorkelling with Blue Planet Divers. Our sons (11 and 14) tried a Discover Diving day and my wife and I snorkelled. Etienne looked after the boys... read more

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    25 December 2022
  • star rating  Etienne is our great experience Dive Instructor. My friend and I having funny diving time with him. And he always take care of us.

    avatar thumb Ming C
    9 December 2022
  • star rating  This shop is amazing, they are very professional, super friendly and organized, the boat is quite nice and the food on the boat is delicious.

    We did 4 dives... read more

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    29 November 2022
  • star rating  First time trying diving and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Instructor Lawrence is a top professional and knows everything, he made us feel calm and secure which... read more

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    19 November 2022
  • Blue Planet Divers is the place to go for diving in Thailand, they're based in Koh Lanta and dive close to Koh Phi Phi and other dive sites. I did... read more

    thumb YOUR STORY GUY
    9 October 2019
  • Awesome experience. It was my first dive ever, definitely not the last. Great places, awesome people ...

    thumb Julien Quéré
    23 February 2020
  • We've had a great 3 days diving experience at sites like Ko Bida Nok, Kled Kaeo Wreck, Koh Haa - some of the best places in Thailand. Dive instructor Katarina... read more

    thumb Mariya Velychko
    8 December 2019
  • Great outfit, good food and equipment, and excellent staff. Diving was awesome especially to see whale sharks up close on three of my dives.

    thumb Nico Wempe
    8 March 2020
  • Very warm and welcoming staff, equipment and safety in place, the food in the boat was much better than in other boats I’ve been in Thailand. I’ll definitely come back... read more

    thumb Pau Badia
    24 December 2020