PADI Scuba Diving Internships Koh Tao

Our PADI Scuba Diving Internships give you real world experience

Modern & Flexible Scuba Diving Internships

Located at Black Turtle Dive dive centre, IDC Koh Tao provide flexible Scuba Diving Internships to people who want to learn how to dive over an extended period of time.

We provide the full range of PADI Diving Courses & Internships and can customize your diver training program according to your needs and timeframe.

We offer non-divers, beginners and advanced divers the opportunity to work with our pro level diver training team to make you into a more confident and competent scuba diver.

Located on the beach on the west coast of Koh Tao Island, IDC Koh Tao is the perfect setting for scuba diver training and to take in the world famous Koh Tao sunsets.

Whatever your current level of certification we provide bespoke, all-inclusive PADI Dive Instructor Divemaster Scuba Diving Internship programs. These are ideal if you want a Change of Lifestyle, a Career Break or if you are planning a short or extended Gap Year in Thailand.

If you are looking for adventure, fun, excitement, a new challenge, sense of achievement with huge personal satisfaction, then our Scuba Diving Internships are designed with you in mind.

If you are an aspiring scuba diving professional, our award winning diver training will set you on the right path with real world teaching experience, supported by a team of very experienced Master Instructors & Course Directors.

Highly Skilled & Employable PADI Professional

Our ‘all inclusive’ scuba diving internships provide far more than just ticking boxes for certification. In addition to the standard training requirements, as an intern you are a highly valued member of the team.

Working alongside experienced staff you can expect real world experience that helps mould you into the highly skilled and employable dive professional you aspire to be.

There are many dive centre owners, PADI Course Directors including PADI staff that completed their professional level training at IDC Koh Tao. Once a prospective employer recognises on your CV that you were trained at IDC Koh Tao, they can be confident that your level of training is to the highest standards.

Marine Conservation initiatives

Our in-house Eco conservation team are a leading organisation throughout South East Asia for providing marine conservation education and they have a number of Eco projects running at any given time.

As responsible dive professionals, we believe it’s essential that divers have a strong understanding of how we impact the environment and in the preservation of its natural resources. We integrate a marine conservation program into every one of our scuba diving internships.

Flexible PADI Scuba Diving Internships

With 20 years expertise in the diving industry and located on Koh Tao, the world’s number 1 scuba diver training destination, we know that each candidate has individual needs.

We operate a ‘flexi-schedule’ system to help you plan your time with us according to your requirements. Our internships are tailored in a way that suits your schedule and plans.

Of course, within this framework all performance requirements need to be met for certification and we can agree the finer details and full itinerary prior to your arrival on Koh Tao.

Why Choose IDC Koh Tao?

  • Multi Award Winning PADI Course Directors
  • Most Awarded PADI Dive Centre on Koh Tao
  • Professional level Diver Insurance
  • Real Life Working Internship Program
  • Tailored & Flexible Schedule
  • Dedicated Program Coordinators
  • Leaders in Marine Conservation Education
  • All Facilities are Located on-site
  • Underwater Videography Courses
  • PADI Freediving Courses
  • 5 Star Award Winning Career Development Centre (CDC)

IDC Koh Tao is a 5 Star Multi Award Winning PADI Career Development Centre (CDC). Whatever your dive professional aspirations are, we can provide you with a unique and bespoke internship package. Please check out our FAQ’s or send us a message for further details.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Scuba Diving Internship on Koh Tao?

A flexible and modern approach to scuba diver training over an extended period of time for ambitious individuals with a passion for scuba diving.

Regardless of your current level of training, our comprehensive Scuba Diving Internships offer you the perfect opportunity to explore your interest in the underwater world.

Our Divemaster and Diving Instructor Internships offer suitable candidates flexible course scheduling, world class training and serious adventure and fun.

Koh Tao provides candidates with an ideal location, tropical climate, warm seas, all year diving season and a huge choice of 28+ accessible dive sites.

Scuba Diving Internships are for diving enthusiasts, persons seeking to improve their diver skills and for complete beginners who want a change of lifestyle and career.

IDC Koh Tao offer you one of the most comprehensive Scuba Diving Internship curriculums designed and taught by professionals with over 20 years of experience.

Where is the best Scuba Diving Internship in Thailand?

Koh Tao is the best tropical island location in Thailand for a Scuba Diving Internship.

A beautiful island surrounded by over 8 kilometres of pristine Coral Reef, Koh Tao provides aspiring scuba divers with the perfect location to conduct diver training.

Scuba Diving Internships on Koh Tao are a natural way of life with the whole island community breathing scuba.

Koh Tao Diving Internships offer suitable candidates a huge choice in training modalities to help candidates achieve their most ambitious personal diving goals.

Aside from the daily diving, Koh Tao offers scuba interns a stunning natural environment, modern facilities and an active social life meeting like minded individuals from around the world.

IDC Koh Tao offer all inclusive lifestyle packages with one of the worlds most experienced diver training teams, to ensure you get the most from your experience.

Will a Scuba Diving Internship help me find work in Thailand?

Yes, depending on your personal circumstances and goals.

Scuba Diving Internships are designed to be all encompassing and will lead you into a paid employment role if you:

  • Demonstrate the right attitude
  • Are a certified Divemaster or Dive Instructor
  • Possess the correct legal documents and visa so that you are eligible to work

This may or may not be with the dive centre that provides the diver training as each candidate has different plans and personal goals.

You can start a Scuba Diving Internship as a complete beginner and work your way through all the pe-requisite diving courses so that you can achieve a professional diver rating within a flexible schedule.

IDC Koh Tao work with candidates over an extended period of time to provide them with the best diver training to the highest PADI standards.

Additional workshops are included in our Scuba Diving Internships that will be beneficial to your future as a role model dive professional working within the diving industry.

How much is a Scuba Diving Internship in Thailand?

54,500baht – 180,000baht

The cost of a Scuba Diving Internship depends on your current level of training or if you are starting as a complete beginner.

The cost is also determined by the type of diver training you want as you may have aspirations to achieve a Divemaster rating or a Dive Instructor rating.

Scuba Diving Internships on Koh Tao are taken over an extended time frame and the scheduling for courses is flexible to suit your own requirements.

IDC Koh Tao diving Internship costs are normally inclusive of all PADI fees, materials and certification costs depending on the diver rating you want to reach.

Candidates need to be aware of extra living costs when planning to stay on Koh Tao for an extended period of time:

  • Food Expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Visa renewals and/or permits
  • Health Insurance
  • Extra specialist equipment that may be needed
  • Scooter purchase or rental
  • Telephone Usage

All Scuba Diving Internship costs and living costs should be budgeted for.

How long does a Scuba Diving Internship take in Thailand?

1 month – 12 months

IDC Koh Tao Scuba Diving Internships offer candidates a ‘flexi-scheduling’ system to suit their own travel itinerary and personal circumstances.

Each Internship candidate presents with their own set of unique circumstances and are at different stages of training development or a complete beginner.

Added to this is the fact that each candidate has different aspirations, personal goals and ambitions.

Our Scuba Diving Internships are highly customised to the needs of each individual and are a bespoke scuba diver training program taken over a period of time and delivered to the highest standards.

All inclusive Scuba Diving Internships to give you the best start

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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