PADI Dive Instructor Course Thailand

 The PADI IDC Koh Tao provides you with the opportunity for a complete change of lifestyle and a new career

PADI Instructor Internships Thailand

 Full Internships that provide real world experience as a PADI Divemaster or Scuba Diving Instructor on Koh Tao

PADI Divemaster Course Koh Tao

Turn your passion into a profession and become a PADI Pro in Thailand

PADI Divemaster Internships Koh Tao

 Award Winning PADI Divemaster Internships on beautiful Koh Tao

Become A PADI Dive Instructor in Thailand

Koh Tao’s most experienced PADI Course Director Matt Bolton welcomes you to the beautiful island of Koh Tao, the centre of Thailand’s scuba diving industry and the world’s premier training location.

After completing your PADI Dive Instructor Course you have a license to work anywhere in the world. The PADI IDC Koh Tao Thailand offers you the opportunity for a complete change of career along with the lifestyle you have dreamed of.

For over 20 years, Matt has been teaching and diving on Koh Tao and is one of the worlds most experienced PADI Course Directors. Matt has trained over 1,000 PADI Instructors & 1,500 PADI Divemasters as well as over 20 PADI Course Directors. Matt has also trained PADI staff.

Since setting up Crystal Dive’s dedicated Professional level training department IDC Koh Tao, Matt’s achievements have been recognised by PADI on numerous occasions. He has been awarded the ‘Platinum’ Course Director rating 11 times – every year since PADI introduced the Frequent Trainer program. This award recognises a Course Directors teaching experience during the previous year.

Matt is the only Koh Tao based Course Director to have been recognised by PADI for “Outstanding Achievement & Commitment to Instructor Development” – an award he has won 3 times for his cutting edge Instructor course that is stuffed with additional workshops and training sessions.

His unique full Divemaster Internship and Instructor Internship programs have also been awarded the “Diver Trainer” award for “Outstanding achievements in relation to raising the standards in the field of Diver Training’ most recently in 2017. They are packed full of extra’s including a marine conservation module and a real life working internship.

Get off to the best possible start in your diving career by signing up and joining Matt and his award winning team of highly experienced Course Directors & Master Instructors on a PADI Divemaster Course, IDC or a full Scuba Diving Internship at IDC Koh Tao Thailand located at Crystal Dive. Our 5 Star Award Winning Career Development Centre (CDC) provides you with the highest standards in diver training whilst preparing you for prospective employment.

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Candidate Testimonials

"An Internationally Acclaimed PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC), this is a Dive Centre that provides you with an opportunity to change your lifestyle and develop a new career."


"Was a hard but great course! Thanks a lot again to all staff who teaches and prepared us so well, that finally the IE was easy going! Thanks Matt, Tina, Steph, Kenji, Steve, Manu and everybody else who supports us."


"They cater to your schedule during divemaster training so you can do it at your own pace and are also environmentally conscious which is an important factor. Anyone considering a professional career in diving should definitely consider Crystal."


"They are very dedicated, and were always there to help me with the theory, and to improve my scuba teaching skills. If you are still searching for a centre to do your IDC at, I recommend doing it with Matt."


"There was absolutely nothing that could have happened during the IE the candidates were not made very well aware of. Everything ran so smoothly for the candidates."


"It's a good decision to do your training with Matt, a lot of information is given and shared experiences. If you guys wanted to do IDC, I recommend doing it with IDC Koh Tao. Thank you for the amazing IDC."


"If you guy's are looking for good teachers and the best Course Director, this is the place..Thank you for guiding us, inspiring us and making us what we are today. Highly recommend."


"I enjoyed every single day of my IDC as well as my MSDT. Matt is an outstanding Course Director who goes all the way out for you, in preparation for the IE."


"The course was fun and you meet a bunch of new people, it’s not hard to fit in. When the day of the IE arrives, you don't even stress about it, because the Course Directors are the best."


"Did my IDC with Crystal Dive and IDC Koh Tao and I'm so happy I chose them. Matt Bolton made sure that there was lots of learning, training and laughs! I felt more than prepared for the I.E. And it showed!"

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