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Thailand –
Christophe Pace

Scubacat’s Course Director Christope Pace




94 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150 THAILAND

Thailand’s PADI CDC – PADI IDC with Scubacat and Christophe Pace

IDC Guide Recommends you take your PADI IDC in Thailand with Koh Tao with Marcel Van Den Berg,

This page is now archived. We only recommend Marcel Van Den Berg in Koh Tao as the best place to do your PADI IDC in Thailand.

About Christophe

PADI Course Director Christophe Pace started diving in Europe over 25 years ago since then, Christophe has logged over 4000 dives, certified over 1200 divers from Open water to Divemaster and over 1600 professional at all levels.

Over all these years, Christophe PADI Course Director / Instructor certifications have taken him all over the world including Malaysia, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Cayman Islands, Egypt, The Philippines, Sipadan, Europe, Indonesia, USA, Vietnam and since 1997 in Thailand.

The contacts Christophe has made in all these years are very useful for his PADI IDC candidates when they are looking for a job.

Before working in the dive industry, Christophe used to work as an International Observer for the United Nations (UNDP) in countries such as Mozambique, Cambodia and South Africa. His main task was to implement civil education program, to teach local people how to organize elections and implement Human Rights.

Now, Christophe conducts PADI IDC’s with the Scuba Cat Team and oversee Scuba Cat Diving, 5 * CDC Centre, Phuket, Thailand’s innovative Career Development Programs and Internships.

Christophe has been a PADI Course Director since 2000, Instructor trainer in 20 specialties and EFR/CFC Instructor trainer.

Christophe also started Tec Diving in late 90’s with TDI and more recently continued his education with DSAT. He received the prestigious “PADI Instructor Development AWARD” in 2010.

As well as being the only active Female PADI Course Director in Phuket I am the only DDI Instructor Trainer in Asia.

What is the philosophy of your company?

Utilla BuddiesClick on the photo to the right to view a photo gallery from a recent IDC class

Where are we?

IDC Address:
Scuba Cat Diving
94 Thaweewong Road
Patong Beach

What is the reason Divemasters should take their IDC with you?

Scuba Cat’s IDC Team and myself have developed a program to assist candidates before, during and after the IDC.

To start we give guidance to our candidates to prepare themselves before the course with personal studies, if they have time before the IDC they are more than welcome to come to join us to assist a course, do to a skill circuits or assist any Divemaster lecture to refresh their knowledge and enjoy a couple a couple of fundives.

During the course we provide an environment to make all the candidates feel at ease, we extended our IDC to give more opportunities to our candidates to practice, we organize lot’s of different workshops in confined water, open water and the classroom to prepare our candidate not only for the IE but for their future career as an instructor. During the IDC, there is a start time in the morning but no finishing time at the end of the day, if a candidate needs extra time we are always there to help them.

Dive Centre –  IDC facilities

Scuba Cat Diving is a very well established 5 Star CDC centre, with 1 liveaboard and 2 daytrip boats. For the professional levels we use a 20/20 metre swimming pool designed for diving, we have as well 5 different classrooms, one dedicated for IDC with wireless which make easy for candidates if they want to look up at information on the PADI website during the presentations.  All our open water training dives are conducted from our boats. Accommodation for our candidates is a couple of metres from the classrooms and less than one minute from the beach.

We also have a lounge with wireless for our students where they can enjoy a drink, read a book, study…

After the IDC / IE, we organize a workshop to set a resume and to advise them how to  interact within the dive industry. Many of the candidates come back to carry on with their education to become Staff instructor, Master Instructor and PADI Course Director. We keep in touch with all our candidates and give them incisive information about the development of their career.

Scuba Cat Diving team has a very long experience in instructor development and diving career, these decades of experience are reflected in our programs.

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