PADI Instructor Internship

Full PADI Instructor Internship on Koh Tao • 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 your in water skills.

As a PADI Career Development Centre (PADI’s highest rating!), Crystal Dive specialises in dedicated PADI Professional level training Courses and full all inclusive Scuba Diving Internship Programs.

We are one of the most established and respected PADI scuba diving centres in the world, and have been recognised on numerous occasions for our training standards, levels of professionalism and environmental activities, winning over 20 dive industry awards.

These include being the only Thai based dive operation ever to win the Diver Training Award for the Asia Pacific region. This award is for ‘outstanding achievements and professionalism in relation to raising the standards in the field of Diver Training.’

We have also been awarded the Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award on three occasions. This is an annual award, recognising ‘exemplary efforts to conserve aquatic environments through education, advocacy and action.’

Our Instructor Development team, led by multi award winning Platinum Course Director Matt Bolton has been awarded the Instructor Development Award for ‘Outstanding contribution to Instructor development’ a record 5 times.

Full PADI Instructor Internship Lifestyle Program

• PADI Open Water Diver Course
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
EFR Primary & Secondary Care Course
• PADI Rescue Diver Course
• PADI Divemaster Course
• PADI O2 Provider Course
• PADI Basic Freediver
• PADI Equipment Specialist (complete with brand new PADI Equipment Touch)
• FREE Discover Reef Check workshop and participation in Crystal Dive’s extensive on-going marine conservation projects such as Coral Watch, Clam Nursery Research, Project Aware’s ‘Dive Against Debris’, Coral Nursery Build, Predation Collection organised by our dedicated, in house marine conservation team Eco Koh Tao.

• All PADI Educational Materials & Certification Fees

PADI Divemaster ‘Crew Pack’

• PADI Laptop Bag
• PADI Instructor Manual with PADI 3-Ring Binder
• Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Divemaster Manual
• Suunto SK8 Compass
• Blank Slate with pencil/eraser
• Dive Master Slates
• DSD Cue card
• Deep Blue Surface Marker Buoy & Bag
• Electronic Recreational Dive Planner (e-RDPML)
• Whistle
• Crystal Dive T-Shirt
• 15 Litre Dry Bag
• Koh Tao Dive Guide
• CPR Pocket Mask
• Dive Knife
• First Years PADI Membership ($AUS 202)
• Optional ‘Working Internship’
• 1 Year ‘Indepths’ Annual IDEC Plus Pro Level diving insurance (£109)
• Unlimited diving for duration of course!
• IDC Prep
• PADI IDC Course
• EFR Primary & Secondary Care Instructor Course
• EFR Care for Children Instructor Course
• PADI O2 Instructor Course

PADI IDC ‘Crew Pack’

• PADI Backpack
• Open Water Diver Course Confined & Open Water Instructor Cue Cards
• Adventures in Diving Instructor Cue Cards
• Rescue Diver Course Instructor Cue Cards
• Divemaster Course Instructor Cue Cards
• PADI Skill Practice slate
• PADI Dive Planning Slate
• OW & CW Lesson Planning Slates
• PADI’s Guide to Teaching Manual w/hologram paper and digital versions
• Open Water course Prescriptive Lesson Guides (Digital version)
• Positive Approach Selling DVD
• PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual (Digital Version)
• Diving Knowledge Workbook
• PPB Instructor Outline
• Rescue Diver Exam
• DM exams
• Instructor Application
• Brochures / Other Course documentation
IDC/IE fees (more than $AUS 1,450)
• IE Pass Guarantee!
• Free “Team Teach” after reaching teaching status
• Visa Assistance
• Diving Medical
• Buffet lunches throughout IDC & EFR Instructor Courses

Options & Add-ons

PRICING OPTIONS (Qualified Divers)
Already Open Water Diver – 172,000 THB
Already Advanced Open Water Diver – 163,000 THB
Already Rescue Diver – 152,000 THB

Accommodation Option

Resort Bungalow – 7,500 THB (per month)

Price 180,000 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!"