INSTRUCTOR "LIFESTYLE" INTERNSHIP CRYSTAL DIVE

Change your lifestyle and become a PADI Instructor.

CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE TODAY

Our all-inclusive “Diving Lifestyle” Instructor packages will bring you from Zero to Hero.

Gap year? Career Break? Change of scenery?

Whichever reason you may have to join us, you will gain new opportunities as a PADI Instructor

Crystal Dive Koh Tao offers award-winning pro packages

Our “Diving Lifestyle” Instructor packages will pick you up, where you are now as a diver and turn you into a sought after PADI Professional. No matter, if you are a complete beginner or already avid diver, our team of dedicated Instructors will make sure, that you get an all-inclusive program tailored to you.

With our award-winning Pro Diving packages you will get some of the most experienced Instructors worldwide to be your mentors and guide you to become a mentor yourself.

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PADI IDC Instructor Development Course at Crystal Dive Koh Tao

Located on the beach on Koh Tao, Crystal Dive offers monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDC’s). Conducted by Koh Tao’s most experienced team of Platinum level PADI Course Directors Crystal Dive provides the highest quality training necessary for you to easily pass the PADI Instructor Examination and be fully prepared for teaching in the real world.

Since 2004 Crystal has been the most popular and successful PADI Instructor Development Centre on Koh Tao. We have maintained the most successful pass rate, year in, year out. We are that confident that you will pass our PADI Instructor Development Course that we offer every candidate our unique ‘Pass Guarantee’.

the steps to be an Instructor

To reach the professional diver level as a PADI Instructor and start your IDC you will have to hold certifications as Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver, as well a CPR & First-Aid Certification taken within the past 24 months and be a PADI Divemaster with 100 dives.

Our “Diving Lifestyle”-Packages include all of these courses, if you start as complete beginner, or just what you need to get started where you are as a diver already. As well we offer unlimited diving throughout your course, so you can easily get the amount of experience, you are looking for in the time frame that suits you!

Change your lifestyle today and join our padi instructor diving lifestyle package

BECOMe a dive pro on koh tao

Learning to become a Dive Pro on the tropical island of Koh Tao offers you not only breathtaking dive experiences, but as the island is the hotspot of dive education in Southeast Asia, you will be trained by the most experienced instructors in the world here at Crystal Dive. With more than 20 years of experience, 100,000+ certified divers and our rating as a PADI Career Development Center, you are in the best hands to make diving your new career.

personal education

During your courses you will receive personal training by your mentor and we tailor the program to your needs.

Whether you want to take it easy, do it as fast as possible, gain as much experience… the decision is yours. We care, that you get the best out of your package – We don’t set limits, only you do!

AFTER THIS, YOU ARE READY for your 14 DAY PADI IDC & IE!

To become a PADI Instructor, first you’ll need to complete the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This 14 day course is designed to introduce various teaching techniques for teaching in a classroom, a confined water environment and also in Open Water. You will learn more advanced dive theory, as well as perfect the demonstration quality scuba skills you first mastered on your PADI Divemaster course.

Here’s a look at the schedule of our 14 day IDC at Crystal Dive on Koh Tao:

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DAY 1

1:1 Orientation
1:2 Theory Exam (CD1 – 20 Questions)
Lunch
1:3 Learning Instruction and the PADI System
1:4 Start Diving

DAY 7

Day Off… !!

Homework – Prepare Confined Water Presentations 2 & 3

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DAY 2

2:1 Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
2.2 Keep Diving
Lunch
2:3 Skill Circuit (20 basic skills + Rescue Skills)

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 1

DAY 8

8:1 Business of Diving
8:2 Marketing
Lunch
8.3 Confined Water Presentation 2 & 3 plus Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Prescriptive Presentation 3

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DAY 3

3:1 Knowledge Development Presentation 1
3:2 Teaching in Confined Water
Lunch
3:3 Confined Water Presentation 1
3:4 Skills x 5

DAY 9

9:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 3
9:2 The PADI Open Water Course
9:3 Adventures in Diving Course
Lunch
9:4 Teaching PADI Specialty Courses
9:3 Rescue Diver Course

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 3 & 4 and Prescriptive Presentation 4

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DAY 4

4:1 General Standards and Procedures 1 and 2
Lunch
4:2 Conducting Open Water Dives

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 2

DAY 10

10:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 4
10:2 Dive Master Course
Lunch
10.4 Open Water Presentations 3 & 4

Homework – Prepare Confined Presentations 4 & 5 (Home Work)

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DAY 5

5:1 Open Water Presentation 1&2, Rescue Workshop – Boat: 07:30 – 11:00
Lunch
5:2 Knowledge Development Presentation 2

Homework – EFRI Knowledge Reviews

DAY 11

11:1 Risk Management Part 1 & 2
Lunch
11:2 Confined Water Presentations 4 & 5
11:3 Final Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 5 & 6

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DAY 6

6:1 Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course
6:2 Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course

DAY 12

12:1 Open Water Presentations 5 & 6
Lunch
12:2 Final Counselling & IE Recommendations

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DAY 1

1:1 Orientation
1:2 Theory Exam (CD1 – 20 Questions)
Lunch
1:3 Learning Instruction and the PADI System
1:4 Start Diving

DAY 2

2:1 Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
2.2 Keep Diving
Lunch
2:3 Skill Circuit (20 basic skills + Rescue Skills)

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 1

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DAY 3

3:1 Knowledge Development Presentation 1
3:2 Teaching in Confined Water
Lunch
3:3 Confined Water Presentation 1
3:4 Skills x 5

DAY 4

4:1 General Standards and Procedures 1 and 2
Lunch
4:2 Conducting Open Water Dives

Homework – Prepare Knowledge Development Presentation 2

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DAY 5

5:1 Open Water Presentation 1&2, Rescue Workshop – Boat: 07:30 – 11:00
Lunch
5:2 Knowledge Development Presentation 2

Homework – EFRI Knowledge Reviews

DAY 6

6:1 Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course
6:2 Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course

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DAY 7

Day Off… !!

Homework – Prepare Confined Water Presentations 2 & 3

DAY 8

8:1 Business of Diving
8:2 Marketing
Lunch
8.3 Confined Water Presentation 2 & 3 plus Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Prescriptive Presentation 3

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DAY 9

9:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 3
9:2 The PADI Open Water Course
9:3 Adventures in Diving Course
Lunch
9:4 Teaching PADI Specialty Courses
9:3 Rescue Diver Course

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 3 & 4 and Prescriptive Presentation 4

DAY 10

10:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 4
10:2 Dive Master Course
Lunch
10.4 Open Water Presentations 3 & 4

Homework – Prepare Confined Presentations 4 & 5 (Home Work)

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DAY 11

11:1 Risk Management Part 1 & 2
Lunch
11:2 Confined Water Presentations 4 & 5
11:3 Final Skills x 5

Homework – Prepare Open Water Presentations 5 & 6

DAY 12

12:1 Open Water Presentations 5 & 6
Lunch
12:2 Final Counselling & IE Recommendations

DAY 13

13:1 Mock IE (Instructor Exam) – Part 1

DAY 14

14:1 Mock IE (Instructor Exam) – Part 2

What do you need?

Apart from the prerequisite courses and logged dives to reach your goal to become a PADI Instructor you will need to have a set of all recent PADI-Materials as well as some minimum required diving utensils (like a compass, Surface Marker Buoy, cutting tool etc.) to start with.

Our “Diving Lifestyle”-Packages include not only the bare minimum materials in it, but all you need to become an employable Dive Pro.

As well you get your Application & Membership fee for your First Year as a PADI Divemaster & Instructor and a Pro-Level personal Dive Accident Insurance with Dive Assist included in our unique packages.

It’s all in – don’t wait and become a real pro!

Turning you into a real Dive Professional is Our goal

We include everything you need as a new Divemaster to actually work in the tourism & diving industry.

This includes all the prerequisite courses as well as free dives for the duration of your stay with us to build up your confidence & experience alike. On top you will get 2 PADI specialties, that will make the difference for you to be employable right away:
The PADI Equipment & O2-Provider Specialty Courses.

DIVEMASTER  & IDC CREWPACK

As part of your Instructor Lifestyle-Package you get the FULL Divemaster & Instructor Crewpack. Here you can find a list to download for your reference.

These are the prerequisites to join our PADI Instructor Lifestyle Packages

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Minimum Age

To join our PADI Divemaster & IDC program you have to be at least 18 years of age.

Fitness & Stamina

For your Open Water Course you will need to prove basic swimming abilities. For your Divemaster Training you will need to progress through a few swim & Rescue tests to show that your swimming abilities are adequate for a Dive Pro. If in doubt, contact us and practice here to build up your stamina.

Certifications & Minimum dives

For our unique Diving Lifestyle Packages you can start at any Certification Level you are now. To start the Divemaster training you waill have to build up 40 dives and to progres with your Instructor training you will have to be a PADI Divemaster and completed the EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or equivalent) within 24 months before course start & have proof of 100 dives to start.
As well you need to be a certified diver for at least 6 months.

Medical Statement

You need to be medically fit for diving. You will find the Medical Statement for Scuba Diving here to download. To participate in a Pro-Level-Training Course you need this Medical signed by a physician issued within 12 months before course start.

ACCOMMODATION ON KOH TAO

Alongside the Pro-Level courses and Lifestyle-Packages we can help organise a range of accommodation to make sure your stay here on Koh Tao is comfortable.

Most long term Dive internship trainees stay at a nearby guesthouse. You can get your own private room with cable TV, fridge, en-suite bathroom, wifi etc. The prices vary depending on size, a/c or fan cooled, whether you want a hot shower and also the season.

If you budget for 10,000 – 14,000 THB per month you will not be disappointed although there are places available from as little as 7,000 THB.

If you prefer something more up market, there are detached private bungalows or houses with multiple bedrooms, kitchens etc. These range from 18,000 – 30,000 THB per month, depending on location, size. etc.

We’re happy to show you around all room options on arrival and help find somewhere you are happy with. And if you have any special requests, please feel free to let us know and we’ll do our best to help.

Book Now

Looking for a change of Lifestyle or a new career?
Our Instructor-Lifestyle packages offer you all-inclusive training packages from your current diver level to fully qualified PADI Instructor!
PADI Instructors are the most sought after dive professionals worldwide and you will be able to teach Divers from Beginners to Divemaster.
With our Diving Lifestyle Package you will have no extra cost for your training to worry about and it even includes your PADI membership for the first year, so you can start to work and gain experience straight away!

฿152,000฿180,000

Our Lifestyle Instructor Internships include:

PADI Open Water Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Course
PADI Rescue Diver Course
PADI Divemaster Course
PADI Equipment Specialty Diver Course
PADI O2 Provider Specialty Course
Free Try: PADI Basic Freediver or PADI Discover Mermaid
PADI Divemaster Crew Pack
All PADI Education Materials & Certification Costs
PADI DM application fee (including First Year PADI Membership 2021 price-AU$220)
Optional 'Working Internship'
1 year 'Dive Assist' Annual Diving Insurance
Dive Medical Physician Check up fees
Unique ‘in-house’ marine conservation program for Instructor candidates

Unlimited Diving thoughout the course

Instructor Level courses and materials included:
Free IDC Prep: DM Theory / Skills update
PADI IDC course
EFR Primary & Secondary Care Instructor Course
EFR Care for Children Instructor Course
EFR CPR & AED Instructor Course
PADI Emergency O2 Provider Instructor Course
Full IDC Crew Pack including EFRI manual
IDC, EFRI Instructor application and PADI IE fees
Diving Medical
Lunches throughout IDC

Diving Lifestyle Instructor-Internship

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Our Lifestyle Instructor Internships include:

PADI Open Water Course
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Course
PADI Rescue Diver Course
PADI Divemaster Course
PADI Equipment Specialty Diver Course
PADI O2 Provider Specialty Course
Free Try: PADI Basic Freediver or PADI Discover Mermaid
PADI Divemaster Crew Pack
All PADI Education Materials & Certification Costs
PADI DM application fee (including First Year PADI Membership 2021 price-AU$220)
Optional 'Working Internship'
1 year 'Dive Assist' Annual Diving Insurance
Dive Medical Physician Check up fees
Unique ‘in-house’ marine conservation program for Instructor candidates

Unlimited Diving thoughout the course

Instructor Level courses and materials included:
Free IDC Prep: DM Theory / Skills update
PADI IDC course
EFR Primary & Secondary Care Instructor Course
EFR Care for Children Instructor Course
EFR CPR & AED Instructor Course
PADI Emergency O2 Provider Instructor Course
Full IDC Crew Pack including EFRI manual
IDC, EFRI Instructor application and PADI IE fees
Diving Medical
Lunches throughout IDC