Welcome to DJL Diving, Koh Tao!

Welcome to DJL Diving, Thailands most exciting dive school! We are western owned PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre located on the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Diving Instructor and Divemaster students who train here never forget the amazing experience they have diving the tropical Koh Tao waters.

We offer dive courses and diving internship packages to suit all levels of ability. Some students arrive here and book an Open Water course, then end up staying on Koh Tao to complete their Divemaster training and the Instructor Development Course ( IDC ). There is a fantastic diving community on Koh Tao which we are lucky enough to be a part of. We always welcome newcomers and once you dive with us you become part of the DJL family.

Koh Tao Divemaster training is more than just a diving experience. It is a great way to make new friends from all walks of life all over the world. Koh Tao is a small island with an amazing social scene. It doesn't take long to get know people here, not just fellow divemaster candidates but also members of the local community. At DJL we bring everyone together each Saturday for our weekly pool party. Everyone on Koh Tao is welcome and it's a great way for our customers and staff to relax.

Prices & Packages

Koh Tao Divemaster Internship - From 86,000 thb

Divemaster internship students on koh tao, thailand, training session in swimming pool


In terms of duration, the PADI  recreational courses, such as the Open Water course, Advanced Open Water and EFR/Rescue diver can be completed over a period of 2-4 days (depending on the course). The Divemaster course usually takes 6-8 weeks although it is possible to finish it sooner. The PADI IDC which trains students up to diving instructor certification takes just over 2 weeks. After the diving instructor certification students can continue on to their Master Scuba Diver Trainer internship and then Staff Instructor. We usually advise a period of 2 months for someone taking an Open Water to Divemaster Internship package. An Open Water to Diving Instructor internship can be completed in 7 months. The is because PADI require a minimum of 6 months between students completing their Open Water course and starting the IDC. If students are booking in advance there is always the option of completing the Open Water training at home before coming here as this can reduce the training time down to 3 months.

Divemaster Competition - Train for Free

Free entry when you book an internship in July and August.

  divemaster competition students koh tao, thailand, in swimming pool

Diving Koh Tao is a treat as the island´s warm turquoise water is brimming with an amazing variety of tropical fish and its' white beaches have almost all-year long sunshine! Koh Tao is also the cheapest place in the world to learn to become a Diving Instructor or do your Divemaster Internship. So if you want to do a Diving Instructor Internship or a Divemaster Internship contact DJL Diving today and join the Koh Tao Diving experience!

Koh Tao Diving Instructor Internship - From 33,900 thb

diving instructor students on koh tao, thailand, completing padi idc and instructor exam

We are always happy to answer any queries about scuba diving course and diving internship options. Just fill out our contact form, send us an email or leave a message using the chat button in the bottom left corner of the screen



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  • Koh Tao island is like paradise on earth. If you don’t like cheap alcohol, great food and beautiful surroundings don’t bother.

    James – UK
  • A favourite in northern Sairee and a popular dive outfit... Friday night pool parties are a big draw!

    Lonely Planet
  • A trip around the world was hijacked, a boyfriend was (temporarily) abandoned, and a lifestyle was discovered the minute my feet were again in the DJL.

    Lisa – USA
  • Dear DJL, Thanks for the last 2 months, best experience so far! cheers to all the DMT’s for making the course a memorable one!!

    Heesh – UK
  • We did our PADI Advanced Open Water course here, it was Excellent!! Great instructor, not only teaches but gave us confidence, Thanks Tim and everyone in DJL!

    Han and Sammi – Hong Kong
  • Thank you for a great course, the happy girls from Norway

    Gina and Hege – Norway
  • Thanks DJL and Luke for the awesome dives, you guys helped me overcome my fear of the open water. Cheers!!

    James – Canada
  • I don’t want to leave! I’ve had such an amazing time here and a lot of that is thanks to the great team at DJL! Thanks to my instructors Giles & Simon and the Divemasters Bob & Harry for all the teaching and support you’ve given me.

    Sally – UK
  • This is a day i’ll always remember, my first time diving, the instructor was great, I will be back!

    Ofir - Israel
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