How to become a Diving Instructor

So you want to learn how to become a diving instructor? Well who doesn't?! Diving with amazing sea life each day in tropical waters, living on sun-drenched beaches, it all sounds like paradise. There is only one snag, you've never dived. Well this is the internship for you, it will teach you how to become a diving instructor from nothing. Many articles online say things like you need this qualification or a degree in Marine biology etc… This is a lie! The only perquisite is that you have common sense and have great people skills. So learn how to become a diving instructor today on the beautiful beaches of Koh Tao, Thailand.

Beginner to Instructor Internships

Beginner to Instructor - Bronze - prices start from 176,400 Baht
PADI courses
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Emergency First Responder
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
A full set of scuba equipment to keep and a choice of 4 equipment packages which include:
  • Diving Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Complete Regulator Set
  • Buyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Dive Knife
  • Safety Marker Buoy
  • Diving Boots
  • Professional Diving Fins
  • Gear Bag
  • Compass
All student materials including the IDC Crewpak and EFRI manual and certification fees up to Divemaster, you then need to pay your Instructor Exam and membership fees directly to PADI

If required 7 months accomodation can be arranged for an additional 63,000 thb

Please note to book this course online we only need a deposit of 10,000 thb


Bronze - 176,400 BHT

Beginner to Instructor - Silver - prices start from 192,400 BHT
PADI courses
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Emergency First Responder
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • MSDT Prep course
A full set of scuba equipment (to keep)
  • Diving Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Shorty Wetsuit
  • Complete Regulator Set
  • Buyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Dive Knife
  • Safety Marker Buoy
  • Wetsuit Boots
  • Professional Diving Fins
  • Gear Bag
All student materials including the IDC Crewpak and EFRI manual and certification fees up to Divemaster, you then need to pay your Instructor Exam and membership fees directly to PADI

If required 7 months accomodation can be arranged for an additional 63,000 thb

Please note to book this course online we only need a deposit of 10,000 thb


Silver - 192,400 thb

Beginner to Instructor - Gold - prices start from 199,400 BHT
PADI courses
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Emergency First Responder
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI MSDT Interniship with minimum of 25 certificatins
A full set of scuba equipment (to keep)
  • Diving Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Shorty Wetsuit
  • Complete Regulator Set
  • Buyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Dive Knife
  • Safety Marker Buoy
  • Wetsuit Boots
  • Professional Diving Fins
  • Gear Bag
All student materials
All student materials including the IDC Crewpak and EFRI manual and certification fees up to Divemaster, you then need to pay your Instructor Exam and membership fees directly to PADI

If required 8 months accomodation can be arranged for an additional 72,000 thb


Please note to book this course online we only need a deposit of 10,000 thb


Gold - 199,400 thb

Beginner to Instructor - Platinium - prices start from 231,400 BHT
PADI courses
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Emergency First Responder
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • IDC Prep Course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI MSDT Internship with minimum of 25 certifications
  • PADI Staff Instructor
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A full set of scuba equipment (to keep)
  • Diving Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Shorty Wetsuit
  • Complete Regulator Set
  • Buyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • Dive Knife
  • Safety Marker Buoy
  • Wetsuit Boots
  • Professional Diving Fins
  • Gear Bag
All student materials including the IDC Crewpak and EFRI manual and as well as the Course Director manuel as well as all of the certification fees up to Divemaster, you then need to pay your Instructor Exam and membership fees etc directly to PADI

If required 9 months accomodation can be arranged for an additional 81,000 thb

Please note to book this course online we only need a deposit of 10,000 thb


Platinium - 231,400 BHT

Please look under courses to see what each course involves.

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Testimonials

  • 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 2010
  • 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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