New Instructors

If you are interested in your PADI IDC, Koh Tao and Ban’s Diving have what you need! Ban's Diving with Platinum PADI Course Director Guillaume Fargues and Natalie Hunt along with their team of experienced IDC Staff and Master Instructors offer one of the most innovative and fun instructor programs in the world

Ban’s Diving Resort is the winner of the prestigious PADI "Outstanding Business Award” in both 2009 and 2010 having been led by our PADI IDC Koh Tao winning team. Ban's Diving is the most popular dive centre in Asia in relation to numbers of certification and one of only 10 dive centres in Thailand that PADI awarded the highest rating among Dive Centres "PADI 5-Star Career Development Centre".

This website is dedicated to anyone who is interested in a career in diving. Here you can find detailed information about professional programs and courses such as PADI IDC, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Assistant Instructor, PADI Divemaster, Diving Instructor Internship Programs, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC Staff Instructor and even PADI Course Director preparation courses. Start dates for 2014/15 are available as well as pictures of candidates and the resort.

Change of Lifestyle

From Non-diver
to Experienced Instructor

No other dive center in Thailand can offer the diving package you will receive at Ban's. Here you can come six weeks prior to the PADI IDC and attend theory lectures, practice skills, assist on courses and go fundiving! Our IDC consists of more presentations and practice than the average IDC and you will be prepared to teach after the IDC not just to pass the Instructor Exam.

Ban’s Diving Resort offers courses from PADI Open Water Diver (entry level) to monthly Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDC), our unique Internship Instructor Program and technical courses like BSAC Compressor Operator Courses and DSAT TEC and Re-breather Courses. We have courses for everyone -starting everyday – year round!

Ban's Diving Resort is a diving college and our specialty is Instructor Development. At Ban’s Diving Resort you have the options of enrolling in professional courses in Recreational Diving, Technical Diving, Diving Technician Programs, Environmental Courses, Boat Handler and more. PADI IDC, Koh Tao and Ban’s Diving Resort – the full diving package!

Ban’s facilities are superior to most dive centres in the world with 7 large classrooms (dedicated classrooms for professional courses). All classrooms are air-conditioned and have a projector or a plasma TV. We have 165 rooms dedicated for divers with prices for everyone. Our fleet of diving boats (3 large diving boats and 2 speedboats) brings you to over 10 different dive sites everyday - year round! Our two resort pools are perfect for confined water training. All our facilities are located on Koh Taos most popular beach - Sairee Beach. The evenings are great as well with Ban’s Beach Bar "The Fish bowl" and a restaurant located on directly on the beach with stunning sunsets where all our divers meet in the evening!

After the IDC and the IE are completed we offer our unique internship program called Diving Instructor Internship Program (D.I.I.P). Now you can apply all the knowledge and skills you learned during your PADI IDC - Koh Tao and Bans Diving attracts enough student divers to start entry level courses every day. You will team teach with Senior Master Instructors with years of experience and thousands of certifications behind them to get tips and hints how to make the most out of each PADI Course and Program. During 2009 everyone attended the D.I.I.P. Program was offered an instructor job even before the training was completed!

Many of today's dive centre owners and managers in Thailand attended diving career programs at Ban's Diving. Ban's and the PADI IDC Koh Tao team have received awards for: "Support to the PADI System", "Hallmark of Excellence", "Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development”, "Outstanding Business Award Thailand", and “Outstanding Business Award Asia”.

20 reasons to take the PADI IDC at Ban's

Ban's Diving is a diving college with 6 fulltime Course Directors and many more staff instructors available for personal attention in all major languages. Ban's Diving is not just an IDC Center but more of a Diving Career College where the candidates gain the necessary experience for a successful career in the dive industry.

IDC Dates 2014/15 Also see (pictures and comments from former students)

Visit our website and discover the most amazing and awarded Instructor Development PADI IDC/ Instructor Program in the Gulf of Thailand.