Scuba Diving Lifestyle Packages on a Tropical Island Paradise
Lifestyle Packages For Everyone
As a highly accredited PADI Career Development Centre (CDC) with two decades of experience in providing diving courses, diving internships and bespoke diving packages, we understand that the training needs of an aspiring scuba diving professional may differ.
As a recreational level diver looking to ‘GoPro’ and take your level of diving knowledge and skills to professional level, knowing what courses to choose to help you on your journey can be a daunting task.
IDC Koh Tao help to make that decision-making process easier by combining the most popular scuba diving individual courses into ‘lifestyle packages’ that provide exceptional value and give you greater flexibility with your travel planning.
From our packages and prices page you can choose from a selection of the most popular ‘all inclusive’ training packages to train to become a dive professional from various recreational diver certification levels.
One of the advantages of taking out a lifestyle or scuba diving internship package with us is that they provide real value. Our core prices are the most competitive throughout Thailand and joining with us at IDC Koh Tao provides you with added benefit.
- All-inclusive means all the course fees are paid with no hidden costs
- Fixed commitment with flexibility added in to the scheduling of the training
- Career Development Advisory
- Discounted retail goods on diving equipment as an intern
- Unlimited diving for life
- Expertise of the most experienced PADI Course Directors & Master Instructors
- Real life working Internship (work while you learn)
- 5 Star Award Winning PADI Career Development Centre
- Leading Marine Conservation Education & Program
As a PADI Divemaster looking to progress your career and teach new student divers, we can offer you any combination of training courses to train you to become a PADI Instructor or Specialty Instructor.
As an instructor, we provide you with every option to progress up the PADI career ladder to Staff Instructor, Master Instructor and prepare you for Course Director applications with our CDTC prep with award winning PADI Course Director Matt Bolton.
As a recreational lever diver we provide you with choices to become a PADI Divemaster, the most popular ‘pro’ level course in the world and include working internships to gain real world experience.
Maybe you are planning to take a short or extended gap year or undergoing a career change, or maybe you need a bridge for a complete change of lifestyle. Whatever the reason, we have a lifestyle package to suit your current level of training.
An Island Devoted to Diving
Koh Tao Island is a diver’s paradise with a well-established diving culture and great diving weather all year round. Although its only 21 kilometres around its coastline, worldwide, it is the number one location for scuba diver training and new diver certifications. More student divers are trained here on Koh Tao than anywhere in the world, year on year.
Consequently, Koh Tao has the highest levels of diver training standards and IDC Koh Tao was awarded another PADI award in 2017 to reflect our commitment to diver safety and training.
Diving Instructors on Koh Tao are very experienced professionals and after working here, your global employment options will increase significantly.
The island itself is an idyllic paradise and typical tropical island in that it enjoys lush tropical jungle on the hillsides and viewpoints, stunning beaches and bays with crystal clear water and daily famous sunsets.
Sea temperatures range from 26+ – 30oC with an average of around 28 degrees centigrade. There are over 26 dive sites to choose from for training every type and level of course, from shallow to deep, Tec and wreck to conservation projects.
The food choices are diverse ranging from restaurants, cafes, bars, pub grub catering for all types of western dishes to Thai and Asian and super budget friendly.
There is also a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, including budget friendly hostels, shared, beach bungalows, jungle villas to exclusive 5 star resorts. All have modern facilities, fresh water, air-conditioning or fans and there is a choice to suit every budget.
Koh Tao • Dedicated to Conservation
IDC Koh Tao as a part of Award Winning Crystal Dive Koh Tao have been committed to Marine Conservation projects for many years. Our Eco team ‘Eco Koh Tao’ are leaders in the Asia Pacific region for providing Marine Conservation Education and have multiple Eco projects running at any given time.
Consequently we bolt a conservation module into all of our internship and lifestyle packages. Please refer to the Eco Koh Tao website for more details.
Our lifestyle packages are a superb continuation of a lifelong love affair with diving and for any aspiring scuba diving professional seeking to re-train or continue their pro level education.
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All Inclusive PADI Scuba Diving Lifestyle Packages on Koh Tao
Most Competitive Rates Anywhere in Thailand
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"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!"