Our PADI Scuba Diving Internships give you real world experience
Modern & Flexible Scuba Diving Internships
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.
Our diver training facility is a modern complex, including 3 purpose built swimming pools, 3 dive boats, 7 air-conditioned classrooms, beachside restaurant, bar and a friendly team of experienced, professional multi-lingual staff.
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 | Crystal Dive, they can be confident that your level of training is to the highest standards.
Marine Conservation initiatives
Our in-house Eco conservation team ‘Eco Koh Tao’ 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.
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
- Unlimited Diving for Life
- 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 the Pro Level Division of Crystal Dive Koh Tao, 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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All inclusive Scuba Diving Internships to give you the best start
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During my 15 years as PADI Course Director and General Manager at Crystal Dive Koh Tao we have trained over 1600 Divemasters and I am proud to say that over 60% have chosen to continue their professional scuba diving education and take their Instructor Development...
"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!"