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As a 5 Star PADI Career Development Centre, one of only six in Thailand, Crystal Dive Resort offers first-class pro level dive education.


IDC Koh Tao


Our "Go Pro" team is led by award winning Course Director, "Platinum" Matt Bolton.


For a full biography of Matt, please click here >>>


Our dedicated Divemaster Training Program (headed by Master Instructor Carsten Neuhaus & Staff Instructor Tina Major), is scheduled over 4-8 weeks and is very flexible.


We offer a more relaxed Divemaster schedule than most operators, which gives you a better opportunity to see how a busy dive school is run, take in a few more fun dives as well as spending more time with your instructor and our team of divemasters.


Learn to help impart that love of diving to people taking their first breaths underwater and learn to celebrate at the completion of their course.


Crystal Dive Resort wants you to participate on courses with all of our instructors and on a wide variety of dive courses and dive tours. Working with all of our experienced Master Instructors and IDC Staff Instructors gives you a good overall view of different ways to teach and guide divers. 


The DM course involves developing your knowledge of dive theory, assisting on a dive courses, to develop control and problem-solving of diving activities; guiding tours, underwater navigation and customer relations. The DM Program can be combined with the Master Scuba Diver program, to improve job placement opportunities.

Price: 25,000 Th.Baht (approx. €615 EURO) - Book
With our Internship Programs you can stay a while in our tropical paradise having successfully become a PADI Divemaster, not only gaining more diving experience, but learning how to guide dive tours and control groups of students, preparing you for a successful career in diving.


Participating in the PADI Assistant Instructor course is not only excellent preparation for an IDC but also makes you a more employable Divemaster.


Upon successful completion of all performance requirements a fully certified Assistant Instructor is able to teach the academic portion of all PADI courses as well as independently conducting the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy and Project AWARE Specialty courses, increasing both your income and your overall dive experience.


With further training you are also able to teach the Emergency First Responder and Equipment Specialist courses. Scheduled over five days we teach you how to plan, structure and present effective academic, confined water and open water presentations.


We teach you how to control groups of student divers and also look at valuable marketing techniques associated with the PADI programs that you will be certified to conduct upon certification.


Earning credit towards the IDC we also offer internship programs to successful candidates.

Price: 18,000 Th.Baht (approx. €445 EURO) - Book


Being an Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) helps you retain your students through their continuing education. Certified Divemasters, AI and Instructors may enroll in an Emergency First Response Instructor course.


The course duration is one day and includes a buffet lunch. EFR training is a prerequisite for many PADI courses. You are also able to successfully market the EFR course to non-divers.This course covers not only teaching EFR, but an interesting and useful interactive teaching technique that can be applied to your other courses.

Price: 8,000 Th.Baht (approx. €195 EURO) - Book


IDC Koh Tao @ Crystal Dive Resort offers you the chance to enter into the dive industry as a qualified scuba diving instructor!


Our newly built 5 Star IDC facilities on the beachfront at Mae Haad is the perfect place to confidently take the final step towards the career of your choice.


As you complete your Divemaster & Asst.Instructor Courses it's time to prepare for your IDC with Matt. Working within the dive industry is one of the most rewarding careers, offering opportunities to meet new people and work all over the world!


Matt's IDC's guide you through at a pace that suits you and he is always on hand to offer help and advice. As we enter into the high season, we are now taking bookings for placements on our IDC's scheduled for this year.

Instructor Development Programs:
IDC Koh Tao

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Koh Tao -
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Koh Tao - "The Rock"


Mae Haad, Koh Tao, Thailand
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 77 456106