Job Placements

When you compare the ‘return on investment’ when you become a Diving Instructor to many other business’ you will see that it will not take long before you make back your investment. Obviously this will depend on the type of dive venture you work for. Some operations will pay 100% commission, others a base wage plus commission, others a wage and living cost. With 65 or more dive schools on Koh Tao and many more on Koh Samui and Phuket it does not take long before a position arises and we’ll do our best to aid you with CV preparation, placements and a reference (we include this for free in your MSDT internship program). Whilst we can’t guarantee employment at Davy Jones Locker, all of our current Instructors on OW to Rescue training have been hired from our recent IDC’s and the fact that we are currently one off the busiest growing schools on Koh Tao, by word of mouth, speaks volumes for our IDC candidates and exercise programs.

Earning Potential as a Diving Instructor

As an active Dive Instructor in a trustworthy facility do not be surprised if you actually find that you are able to save 2-3 times more a month than you actually spend. That is why when most scuba diving Instructors do make a decision to move on, they have usually saved enough to head off to the next exotic location, the only question is where next? Hawaii, Galapagos, Bali or Australia, well that is one question we will let you answer.


  • 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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