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Indepth Dive College

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Indepth Dive College is a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre is located on Phuket, Thailand and is the brain child of Chris Owen, British Platinum PADI Course Director 66670, a PADI veteran with 19 years experience working in the scuba diving industry in Thailand.

Indepth was set up over 10 years ago and the company’s focus has always been on teaching PADI courses, primarily The PADI Instructor Development Course and training instructors. A few years ago, after 10 years of running monthly Instructor Development Courses, Chris decided to expand and set up the Indepth Dive College (IDC) to offer a full range of PADI courses with a strong focus on environmental education and issues.

IDC now offers a full range of PADI, DSAT and EFR courses along with a full range of day trips from Phuket as well as liveaboards to the world famous Similan and Surin Islands to the North of Phuket and also the renowned Phi Phi Islands, Ko Haa and Hin Daeng and Hin Muang to the South of Phuket.

Indepth Philosophy

Our philosophy at Indepth is simple: to provide the very best in instruction with the very latest tools and materials as soon as they are available, working in small groups with experienced instructors mostly those we have trained ourselves, with the best facilities available and B/ to educate our students as best we can re: the environment, ways to preserve our underwater world ( in particular working on buoyancy skills) and the proper interaction with marine life.

Project AWARE donations

In 2007 we started a Project Aware drive through our Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) to raise awareness and money for Project AWARE, as we feel that new instructors are the ambassadors of the Underwater world and to a degree the future of our marine environment.

Indepth Dive College donates 10 $AUD for EACH instructor we teach and in turn ask them to match our donation, the result has been the raising on several thousand $AUD and some highly motivated Project Aware oriented instructors.

For their donation they also of course receive a Project AWARE Certification Card so they can show their future students a Project Aware Certification card and help them on their path to promoting Project AWARE.

Future plans …

We are currently working on a new project in which we will be donating 10 $AUD to Project AWARE for every student we certify so they will receive the special Project AWARE Certification Card, and once again, we will be asking our students to help contribute to our Project Aware campaign and make a donation themselves.

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