Welcome to IDC Koh Tao’s Pro level Scuba Diving blog
Award Winning PADI Course Director Matt Bolton’s blog is for pro level diver and industry information. You can also check out the Black Turtle Dive’s blog for additional Koh Tao news.
As an aspiring dive professional, you will find information here to help you on your journey. If you require more specific pro level course details, please use the contact page and provide full details in the comments box.
Sidemount Diver Training as a PADI Instructor
I was conducting a routine dive with my Divemaster candidates using a backmount single tank configuration at Chumphon Pinnacles. There was a technical diver also on our dive boat, diving on a Sidemount set-up and he decided to tag along with us on our dive. Half way...
The Importance of Neutral Buoyancy as a Dive Professional
As a PADI Course Director, I have the opportunity to work with and develop hundreds of budding dive professionals. I feel as though I have an obligation to set each and every one of my candidates up for success within the Dive Industry. For me, personally, this means...
What is CITES and why it is important
Planet Earth is home to about 1.8 million species. Approximately 13,000 new species are discovered every year. Together all these species form an integral part of the natural ecosystem and are vital contributors to our diets, our medicine and clothing needs. Yet, many...
PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019 with Platinum Course Director Andrea Warren
My name is Andrea. I am a PADI Course Director on a small tropical island called Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. For those of you who do not know what that is, one of my main roles is to teach PADI Divemasters how to become Open Water Scuba Instructors. Every month I...
8 Best Reasons to become a Dive Instructor and Team Teach
One of the most common questions I’m asked by IDC candidates, often in the counselling sessions I conduct at the end of the IDC is ‘do you think I should do a team teaching Internship after the IDC?’ My reply is, if you have the time why not? This tempts the next...
Climate Change – Out of Sight, Out of Mind
The winds of change are blowing? The storm clouds are gathering? How bad is the coming storm? When we hear about extreme weather approaching, we typically choose to take shelter. There are always a few people who choose to remain and weather the storm. Sometimes...
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