PADI Instructor Internship

Full PADI IDC Working Internship • Real Life Work Experience

Matt’s award winning PADI Instructor Internship covers twice as much water work as is required by PADI standards & much more than other IDC Centres.
Also included is an extensive review of dive theory plus additional skill development workshops to sharpen and fine-tune you’re in water skills.

Full PADI Instructor Internship Program

    • PADI Dive Master Course
    • PADI O2 Provider
    • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
    • DM Crew Pack
      PADI Divemaster Manual
      Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
      PADI Instructor Manual
      Divemaster Slates
      Scuba Tune Up Guide Book
      .Electronic Recreational Dive Planner (e-RDPML)
      .PADI Log Book
      .All PADI Materials
    • All PADI Educational Materials & Certification Costs
    • First Years PADI Membership
    • Optional “Working Internship”
    • Dive Insurance – 1 year Indepths IDEC Pro Plus Annual
    • “Coral Reef/Environmental Awareness & Action” seminar and “Discover Reef Check” workshops conducted by Eco Koh Tao.
    • Intro to “Pro Underwater Video” – Conducted by Crystal Images
    • IDC Prep
    • Full PADI IDC Course
    • EFR Primary & Secondary Care Instructor Course
    • EFR Care for Children Instructor Course
    • PADI EANX Instructor Course
    • PADI O2 Instructor Course
    • IDC Crew Pack

PADI Backpack
PADI Guide to Teaching (Paper version & CD-Rom)
Diving Knowledge Workbook
PADI Quizzes & Exam Booklets (Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster)
PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual (CD-Rom)
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Outline
PADI Open Water Course Prescriptive Lesson Guides (CD-Rom)
Positive Approach Selling (DVD)
Dive Lesson Planning Slates (Confined and Open Water)
Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, Divemaster course Instructor Cue Cards
Hologram Decal
Instructor Candidate Information

  • IDC/IE Fees (including EFRI, O2 & EANX)
  • IE “Pass Guarantee”
  • 1 Free “Team Teach” after receiving teaching status, alongside an experienced Koh Tao Instructor
  • Visa Assistance / Advice
  • Full Diving Medical
  • Buffet Lunches Throughout IDC, EFRI, O2 & EANX Instructor Courses

Options & Add-ons

Open Water > Instructor / 180,000 THB
Adv. Open Water > Instructor / 172,000 THB
Rescue Diver > Instructor / 163,000 THB

Accommodation Option

Resort Bungalow – 7,500 THB (per month)

Price 152,000 THB

Our PADI Instructor Internships prepare you with real world diving experience

Most Competitive Rates Anywhere in Thailand

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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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