PADI IDC in Phuket Thailand
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PADI Course Director – André Turcotte – All 4 Diving Phuket, Thailand
Resident PADI Course Director in Phuket CD-268588

PADI Course Director André Turcotte:

Born in Canada, I did my first dive on a trip to Dominican Republic in 1992. I fell in love with diving right away: the feeling of weightlessness, the unlimited space, calmness and beauty of the corals and aquatic life just got me hooked. I have been diving ever since, having the pleasure of travelling a lot and dove in many countries.

Committed to improving myself constantly, I started exploring diving theory and practice, so I was taking courses one after the other. Being someone with a “disease” called “knowledge addiction”, diving was not an exception.

At one point, I did my Divemaster course. My goal was not to become a professional, but only to learn more about diving philosophy. It was during my Divemaster course, while I was assisting dive instructors on their courses when I discovered that I also had a passion for sharing my knowledge and helping new divers experience the fascinating underwater world. And it came up I was gifted for doing so. Now, after so many years, I can say I am known to be very devoted, passionate, calm, patient and I give very clear explanations.

This completely changed my life. I became an instructor and started to teach in Koh Tao, Thailand in 2010. I stayed there and taught for 2 years. Then, for personal reasons, I had to move back to Canada, where I kept teaching.

My endless thirst for learning and my passion gets me to work my way up to a point to be a PADI Course Director, teaching 22 specialties, PADI Tec Trimix instructor and EFR Instructor Trainer.
I have been teaching full time ever since 2010 and have been an Elite instructor every year.

Now I am back to my beloved Thailand, where it all had started and enjoy every minute of it. I do what I truly love, teaching with the same devotion, passion, calm, patience as the day I started.

When you come to my class, first thing you will hear as a welcome message is that my goal is not to make people pass their instructor exam, it is to make you the best instructor in the industry and give you all the tools you need to start a great career and be successful in it.

When you do your IDC with me, passing the instructor exam is a guarantee. With my teaching technic and my devotion, everyone will pass. When I teach an IDC, it is the only thing I do, so all my focus and time is dedicated to my IDC candidate. I put all the time needed for you to reach your goal, answer any question you have being to your disposal at any time.

So put all the chances on your side to become a great instructor and come do your IDC with us. It will be an honor for me to help you fulfill your dream and give you a unique and memorable experience…



PADI Course Director André Turcotte teaching experience:


  • 14 years of teaching experience:
  • 1000+ PADI certifications
  • 500+ PADI Professional certifications
  • PADI Professional since 2010
  • Over five years of experience in IDC
  • Awarded PADI Certificates Of Excellence
  • Awarded PADI Elite Instructor for 10 years



AWARDS & Qualifications received in the past few years

  • Adaptive Techniques Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE – Dive against Debris Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE – Shark conservation Instructor Trainer
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Elite Instructor
  • Master Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • Care For Children Trainer
  • Drift Instructor Trainer
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • Deep Diving Instructor Trainer
  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer
  • Sidemount Instructor Trainer
  • Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Trainer
  • Project Aware Instructor Trainer
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor Trainer
  • Care for Children w/AED Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Tec-Rec Instructor
  • PADI Tec Trimix Instructor
  • PADI equipment specialty instructor
  • PADI ICE Diver instructor course
  • PADI Dry suit instructor
  • PADI Digital Underwater photography instructor
  • Tec Rec trimix course
  • Tec Rec Trimix 65 course
  • Tec 40 course
  • Tec 45 course
  • Tec 50 course
  • Tec Rec Trimix Blender course