Dive Control Specialist

฿20,000 ฿4,000

Prerequisites & Costs  | 4000 THB deposit

You need to be an SSI Divemaster or equivalent with a minimum of 60 logged dives, have CPR, First Aid and O2 provider training done within 2 years and a medical examination from a doctor within the last year.  React Right first aid, CPR, Oxygen Provider training and medical examination can be organised here prior to the course.


  • 20,000 baht
  • The cost includes ITC, IE, all required materials, all fees to SSI and first calendar years membership.
  • (There is additional one time SSI fee of 3,175 baht if the candidate is not already SSI member)


Dive Control Specialists (DiveCon) combine the roles of Divemasters and Assistant Instructors. Divemasters work mainly with certified divers, leading and organising dive trips. DiveCon on the other hand is the first instructor level course where you will learn to teach skills to both certified and uncertified divers and learn what is included in assisting instructors in different courses.  Afterwards you will be certified to teach entry level students under supervision of an Open Water Instructor and conduct the Scuba Skills Updates and Try Scuba experience independently.  Good DiveCons are invaluable to dive businesses for their versatility.

The course consists of academic sessions, academic presentations, water skill circuits and water skill presentations.  You will give academic presentations and water skill presentations to your instructor and be able to teach those to students.  If there are suitable Divemaster trainees we often get them to join us during the water sessions as the DiveCon’s students – this is both beneficial for the training as well as very amusing for all included.

A word on payment …


You can book in advance to secure your SSI Instructor course with a 20% deposit (4000 THB). The payment is through Paypal BUT you DO NOT need a PayPal account as a temporary one is created for you and you can pay with a bank or credit card.

If you book online we will collect you from the pier and bring you to our shop.

Booking Terms and Conditions

By sending this request and payment you are submitting a reservation for your diving courses.  Be ensure that you have read and understood our terms and conditions. On completion of payment you will receive a receipt in an email and a confirmation email within 24 hours by our staff.

Please ensure that you read the medical form and if you have to answer yes to any questions you will require sign off by a diving doctor.  While this is available on Koh Tao some pre-existing conditions may require sign off by your doctor or specialist, if in doubt please ensure the medical questionnaire is completed before leaving your home country.  Some medical conditions are not suitable for diving and may preclude you from diving.


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