Why Choose Us?

Why choose us is a good and legit question. The reasons for taking your IDC courses with IDC Thailand are numerous and vary wildly from person to person. It may be your preference for a specific location or a specific time frame. Maybe affordable courses and quality with small groups and lots of personal attention. How about having fun during your course, excellent tuition or experience just to name a few.

Why Choose Us?

All these reasons and many more can be found if you choose to taken a PADI IDC with multiple award winning and 13 time and current Platinum and 1 x Gold PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens.

Camille offers IDC’s that;

-Follow the new 2019 curriculum.

-Have lots of experience, since 2003 he has taught over 165 IDC programs with more than 600 candidates and a very high passing rate. On top of this he has taught over 2100 Specialty Instructor courses. He also certified more than 700 students on various other Instructor levels. This includes courses such as IDC Staff Instructor, EFR Instructor and DAN O2 Instructor.

-Are located in Thailand on Koh Lanta and Khao Lak. This allows him to offer his IDC programs with the best local weather and diving conditions throughout the year.

-In the Philippines you can join him and participate in IDC programs on Malapascua with 5* IDDR Resort Thresher Cove Resort'. Come and see the thresher sharks!

-Include the EFR Instructor and EFR Care for Children Instructor courses in Thailand.

-Have small groups and you receive a lot of personal attention. Camille teaches the complete IDC and all related Instructor level courses himself. He is also fluent in English, German and his native Dutch and can speak French. There are additional language assistance options available.

Why Choose Us?

-Are award winning. For the year 2009 Camille received the ‘PADI Instructor Development Award’. This reward is to better recognize the achievements of those PADI Dive Centers and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of diving. He has also received numerous 'Certificates for Recognition of Excellence' by PADI, written by his former IDC candidates.

-Are taught by a Platinum PADI Course Director. This is a prestigious rating that he has received for 12 consecutive years in a row. Since PADI Asia Pacific introduced this rating. He is one of an exclusive and very small group of PADI Course Directors in Thailand and the world that have received this rating uninterrupted. For 2019 Camille received the PADI Gold Course Director rating. In 2020 he's back to the Platinum PADI Course Director rating. For the 13th time.

-All IDC’s are directly followed by a PADI IE on location.

-Have a relaxed time schedule, the IDC lasts 10 days including a free 2 day prep course and the EFR Instructor course.

-Have an IE pass guarantee, in the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful at a first attempt, Camille offers the next IDC for free at that location.

Why Choose Us?

-Include a FREE Nitrox Specialty Instructor rating (not including the costs for becoming a Nitrox diver and/or application fees to PADI and required PADI materials for this rating or Nitrox tank fills). Both in Thailand and the Philippines.

-Offer many workshops during the IDC They cover everything you ever wanted know but never dared to ask about; ascents and descents, control, CESA in confined and open water, knot tying, rescue and correct lift bag use just to name a few.

-Offer free lunches during the IDC in Thailand and free breakfast on Malapascua, Philippines.

-Free dorm accommodation with shared bathroom facilities during the PADI IDC and PADI IE on Malapascua.

-Have over 25 different Instructor Specialties to choose from for furthering your dive professional career.

-Offer assistance in finding fitting accommodation for the duration of the courses you participate in that suits your needs and budget. Ranging from private bungalows to guesthouses and to hotel rooms with all the works.

-Offer free tea, coffee and water during the classroom activities of the IDC

-Offer free tanks and weights during all confined and open water related IDC activities. This includes all boat fees during the MSDT prep course.

-Offer a 10% discount if booked at least 30 days in advance before starting your first course.

-Offer job placement assistance on a local, national and international level with help from Camille’s extensive knowledge and connections within the Samui-, Thai- and South East Asian dive industry. Join Camille’s IDC Group on Facebook. A network consisting of his former IDC candidates who have spread out all over the world.


Follow Camille’s popular Dive Blog for the latest updates of his IDC and dive adventures. You may want to check out Camille’s Samui info and weather blog for handy tips and information about all the destinations where Camille offers IDC’s.