You must be an SSI Dive Control Specialist or equivalent (Assistant Instructor) to start the course. For Divemasters the Dive Control Specialist Course is scheduled right before the Instructor Training Course to get you to the necessary level as a dive professional. You will also need 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.
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 candidate is not already an SSI member)
Would you like to expand your work opportunities as a dive professional or start a brand new career? Do you love diving and want to spread that love around? Becoming an SSI Open Water Instructor is the answer!
The instructor course prepares you as a dive professional capable of teaching students to dive. It is a comprehensive 10 day course with 2 extra days for additional training as needed. During the course you will learn how to teach recreational Scuba diving and prepare you for the Instructor Examination. The course is scheduled so that directly after you can join in one of the monthly Instructor Exams held on Koh Tao. After successfully passing the exam you will be an SSI Open Water Instructor and ready to teach Open Water, Advanced Adventurer, Diver Stress and Rescue and Enriched Air Nitrox courses as well as Dive Guides. Should you want to advance your career after by becoming an Advanced Open Water Instructor we can help you with specialty instructor ratings either by co-teaching courses or attending a seminar with an Instructor Trainer.
The course focuses on the many different aspects of working as a diving instructor with real world application and knowledge as well as SSI’s teaching methodology and system, group control in both academic and in-water teaching skills. In addition we will teach you the about the business of diving, from marketing to legal aspects and ecological considerations.
A word on payment …
You can book in advance without paying a deposit to secure your course or diving with or without accommodation and our taxi will collect you for free from the pier and bring you to our shop to complete the registration. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours by our staff where we will ask you to confirm your arrival time and date and ferry company name. Do not worry if you have not booked a ferry yet but please note we need 24 hours notice to arrange our taxi to collect you from pier to avoid any delays in meeting you.
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.
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.