6 Reasons to Choose PADI for Pro Level Diver training

So you are considering turning your passion into a dream career and pursuing a future as a professional diving instructor. What then are the most important factors to consider when it comes to your training? Of course I get asked this question a lot! And with good...

A Complete Guide to the PADI Divemaster

PADI Course Director Matt Bolton answers the most common questions about the meaning and role of a PADI Divemaster. One of the most common questions asked when people learn I am a PADI Course Director is ‘How do I become a Divemaster?’ Often, people misunderstand what...

What is a PADI Specialty Instructor

I was sitting having a coffee with one of our Rescue Diver students over the recent Instructor Examination that was held here on Koh Tao. A close friend of hers was actually on that IE, inspired by the feedback she had received about the IDC, and buoyed by the thought...

10 Top Tips for new PADI Instructors when teaching Student Divers

The day after an IE always has a Sunday feeling about it and I enjoy hiding away from the world in my office catching up on e-mails. Last month whilst most of Koh Tao’s newly certified OWSI’s where either nursing a well-earned hangover or merely enjoying the first day...

Why Choose Koh Tao for a PADI Dive Instructor course

Having just completed this month’s IDC and waved off my candidates for their PADI Instructor Examinations (IE), I’m sat reflecting how far the IDC Koh Tao Thailand brand reaches. This month I have IDC candidates from India, Pakistan, Israel, the UK & Germany and...

Climbing The PADI Pro Ladder

I’m living the dream. I’ve got a job that most people are jealous of – I’m a PADI Instructor. Bright Lights – Big City Here is a little story about myself. My names Nicole Yong and I’m from Kuala Lumpur, the largest and most modern...
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