FUN DIVE TRIPS WITH CORAL GRAND DIVERS
Two trips daily, one night dive every second day.
Morning trip departs 06:30am (Two Dives)
Afternoon trip departs 12:30pm (Two Dives)
Night Dive trip departs 18:30pm (One Dive)
Cost per trip (2 dives) = Baht 2,000
Cost of Night Dive (1 dive) = Baht 1,500
All diving trips are inclusive of diving equipment rental, tea, coffee, water, and fresh fruits during the dive trips. If you are using your own and complete diving equipment, all trip rates are less 10%.
For dive trips and dive courses, the maximum number of divers/students per PADI Divemaster/Instructor is SIX.
We run 2-trips daily with the first trip departing at 06:30am and our second trip departs 12:30pm. Our morning trips are the deep sites; namely Chumphon Pinnacles, South West Pinnacles and once or twice per week, Sail Rock. The maximum depths for these morning dives are approximately 27-metres and there is an abundance of hard & soft corals and shoals of fish by the hundreds. There is also quite some large marine life to be witnessed on the morning dives such as the occasional Whale Sharks, large Jenkins's Rays and currently we are seeing 6 – 8 Grey Reef Sharks on every dive we do at Chumphon Pinnacle.
There are approximately 25-dive sites in and around Koh Tao which are accessible to all diver certification levels with the exception being Chumphon Pinnacles. Certified divers must hold the minimum qualification of Adventure Deep Diver as the site does not begin until a depth of 15-metres. The Adventure Deep Dive can be done with one of our professional PADI Instructors who will certify you as a deep diver after completing the dive. The cost of Adventure dives is Baht 1,800 if you are not already holding an advanced certification.
The afternoon trips tend to be closer to the main Island and the maximum depths are normally around 18-metres but again there is still plenty of marine life to be witnessed and again, whale sharks are regularly seen, particularly Black Tips and more recently Leopard Sharks around the West side of Koh TaoIsland.
Coral Grand Divers PADI Instructor Development
IDC COURSE DATES - 2009
FREE TWO DAY PREARATION PROGRAMME BEFORE IDC START DATE
During the 2 days of preparation IDC Staff members will conduct dive theory examinations, skill workshops and gather all the necessary paperwork and information for the IDC and IE applications, such as medical statements, cert. card details, etc.
TEN DAYS INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE
(ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR & OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR)
The first day of the IDC a full schedule will be given out to all the candidates for the entire Coral Grand PADI IDC. The IDC consists of academic presentations of PADI standards, PADI Experience Programs, PADI courses, confined water presentations, open water presentations and skills demonstrations. You will spend your days in our classroom, swimming pool and out on our boats.
TWO DAY INSTRUCTOR EXAMINATION (I.E.)
The IE is a two-day program, conducted by PADI Staff Examiners from PADI Asia Pacific, who will evaluate IDC candidates throughout the IE. Candidates are evaluated for their presentations in knowledge development, confined and open water. Written exams in dive theory and PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures are also conducted.
DAN OXYGEN PROVIDER OR NITROX DURING THE IDC
During the course, all Coral Grand Divers enrolled PADI IDC candidates have the option of completing either the DAN Oxygen Administration Course or the PADI Enriched Air (EANx or Nitrox) course at student level. These courses form an essential foundation for the continuation of your professional education at Instructor level soon after the Instructor Examination.
COURSES ARE CONDUCTED USING THE LATEST PADI SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS
Classroom presentations are conducted with customized PADI software that is projected on a large screen for full effect and comprehension. All software and slide shows are updated with the latest PADI information. All PADI materials are updated and available for instructor development. This includes all manuals, exams, promotion materials and other PADI products.
FREE DAILY LUNCH INCLUDED DURING THE IDC
Lunch will be served at the Happy Snapper Restaurant daily for IDC candidates.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE (EFR) UPDATE IF REQUIRED
To participate in our Coral Grand Divers Thailand PADI IDC candidates must have a current (within the past 24 months) First Aid and CPR certification. If you are not current with First Aid or CPR, staff members will conduct an Emergency First Response (EFR) course. This is a pre-requisite for candidates wanting to become EFR Instructors. This will include ‘Primary/Secondary Care' and ‘Care for Children' courses necessary for continuation to Instructor level.
KOH TAO CORAL GRAND RESORT ACCOMMODATION
During the Coral Grand Thailand PADI IDC, you have the option of being accommodated in the Coral Grand Resort. All facilities are located on site and in close proximity of the dive center, diving pool and restaurant. Coral Grand Divers Koh Tao offers two main types of accommodation:
A wide range of luxurious Cottages complete in every way (Captain's suite, beach and poolside Pirate Cottage, superior and standard Sailor Cottages)
A limited range of less expensive bungalow style Treasure Rooms.
Koh Tao accommodations
Treasure Rooms Cottages
Koh Tao Accommodation Information: Other Facilities Available:
TO ENROLL IN AN IDC, AN INDIVIDUAL MUST:
Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization.
Be at least 18 years of age
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.
Have been a certified diver for at least six months and completed and logged at least 60 dives showing experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation (as documented and have completed in the individual's logbook.) Please Note : To attend an Instructor Examination (IE), the instructor candidate must have at least 100-logged dives.
Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
Submit documentation of any qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level issued by another recreational diver training organization.
If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster Course diver rescue skills assessment.
PREPARATION FOR THE IDC
Use the PADI Dive Knowledge Workbook and complete the exercises for Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Skills & Environment and the RDP theory
Use the PADI Instructor Candidate Workbook in conjunction with the Instructor manual and other PADI reference manuals and answer the exercise questions. Sections that require the use of other PADI material such as The Best of the Undersea Journal, The Business of Diving, Law and the Dive Professional and Children and Diving can be completed during the 2 day IDC preparation. All PADI materials are available for use during the IDC here at Coral Grand Divers. PLEASE NOTE : It is a PADI REQUIREMENT that all 16 Knowledge Reviews from the IDC candidate Workbook MUST be completed before commencemen of the IDC
Practice the 20-water skills listed in the Divemaster section of the instructor manual to DEMONSTRATION quality execution
Practice swimming 800 meters non-stop with mask, fins & snorkel
PRICES, PACKAGES & SCHEDULE
(Does Not Include Manuals)
STAND ALONE PRICES