Instructor Course

  • Does your passion for diving make you want to share it with others?
  • If your office is getting you down then maybe its time to switch to one underwater?
  • Learn how to teach people to dive and share the wonders of the ocean everyday.

The PADI Open Water Instructor course .

Throughout your PADI Instructor Development Course will learn the principals of teaching students how to dive. Upon completion of this course you will be able to teach every course,exluding specialities, up to and including Dive Master level. This is an exciting opportunity to change both your career and your life.

Smaller yet Larger.
We are a smaller school on Koh Tao with a friendly atmosphere and specialise in personal training where you wont just be a number on the board. Our instructor courses are completed alongside one of the larger centres on Koh Tao which means you have the benefit of expereincing both larger and smaller environments. It will also increase your exposure when you look for work. We share facilities to offer you some of the best on the island and ensure your training is of an excellent standard giving you the best experience and greatest platform from which to launch your dive career.

Having Fun   Allister and Jessica
Catherina and Leanne   Claudia and Cyrille

What you will do
You will be given instruction on teaching the full range of courses for which you will qualify to teach. You will learn both the practical and theoretical aspects of instruction as well as lectures covering the legal and business side of diving. Your dive theory knowledge will be developed to an exemplary standard.

You will be assessed on each aspect of your performance, gaining feedback and recomendations to develop your skills and techniques. Prior to entering the final instructor exam you will have the opportunity to take part in a mock exam which will prepare you for the final test to come.

Instructor Course Preparation included FREE.
You are invited and recomended to arrive atleast a week before the course commencement date. This gives you the opportunity to :-

  • orientate yourself to the island and the dive centres,
  • brush up on skills demonstrations and theoretical knowledge,
  • complete your candidate workbook knowledge reviews and preparation reading,
  • assist instructors to familiarise yourself with what you are about to learn,
  • and squeeze in a few fun dives!

Practical In Water

  • You will perfect skill demonstrations to the highest standard.
  • You will learn how to conduct both confined and open water training across a range of courses.
  • You will be required to demonstrate an unconsious diver in-water rescue scenario.

Practical Classroom

  • You will learn how to teach the acedemic portions of diver education.
  • Your diving theory knowledge will raised to a professional standard.
  • You will learn the practical and theoretical aspects of Emergency First Response and be able to demonstrate skills and techniques that will enable you to confidently teach this important aspect of diver education.


  • You will hear lectures regarding the legalities and the business side of the diving industry.
  • You will understand the PADI system of education and have a thorough understanding of instructor and student materials.

Who can do it?
In order to enter this course you must be a PADI Divemaster or hold an equivalent rating. You must have 100 logged dives, have been certified as an Open Water Diver for atleast 6 months and have a current EFR or first aid certificate.

What else is included?

  • Free buffet lunch during the instructor course.
  • Preparation course as outlined above.
  • Discounted accommodation.
  • 20% off equipment purchases.
  • Costs payable to us!

    • Instructor Development Course 39,600 TBH
    • Instructor and EFR Instructor Materials 17,900 TBH.
    • Instructor Manual 2600TBH

    Total 59,500 TBH

    Costs payable to PADI!

  • Instructor Exam AU$695
  • Instructor Application AU$179.
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Application AU$114.
  • Total AU$988

    Any Extras?

  • If you dont have a current EFR or First Aid and CPR certificate then this will cost just 1,650TBH.
  • If you dont have and would like an O2 provider certification, which is strongly recomended then this will cost a further 1500 TBH.
  • Any materials outside of what is included….look here for further information regarding this.

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