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
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
- 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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