Le Meridien Beach Resort
Karon Beach, Phuket Thailand
CDC Center Location and Facilities
The Best Facilities in Asia
Bent conducts IDCs in Phuket, Thailand, one of the busiest tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Phuket offers some of the best diving in Southeast Asia as well, so it's a good combination. Bent teaches IDCs through Sea Fun Divers, a PADI Five-Star Career Development Center, PADI's highest dive center recognition. Sea Fun Divers has two locations in Phuket, the Kata Thani Resort in Kata Noi and Le Meridien in Karon Noi. Bent has been conducting IDCs through these facilities since 1994.
By using one of two of the best resorts on Phuket, we are able to rise above the competition. These resorts have all the facilities we need to help you learn to be the best. These resorts have real, working dive shops, and are international in scope. These dive shops are similar to dive shops you would find in resorts all over the world so you learn to deal with today's demanding consumer in five-star facilities. Learning to operate at the best facilities allows you to adjust later if you want to work out of a beach-shack somewhere. It's better to start with the best.
Sea Fun Divers has plenty of classroom space at either resort and the classrooms are air-conditioned and large enough to enable up to twenty or more IDC candidates to learn comfortably. [Normally class sizes are not this big.] There is ample area at the dive shop for personal gear storage, and tanks are filled on-site. The pools are large (40 x 80 m) and have plenty of room for our candidates, plus regular dive students from the resort.
The beaches are located just right outside the dive shops with a short swim to beautiful coral reefs. Conditions are calm for most of the year, and the bays make ideal training sites. During low season, if necessary, we use boats to local dive sites for training dives.
It is easy to find accommodation close to the resorts or you may stay at the resorts if you choose. Prices range from very inexpensive to as much as you want to spend, so the choice is yours. Sometimes we provide accommodation for you. If you would like us to help find a place to stay during the program, just send us an email.