Instructor Internships with Planet Scuba

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Start a career in diving today

So you want to make a career out of diving, then what better place than with our experienced staff at Planet Scuba in Koh Tao. Whether you are already a certified diver or you have never been diving before and are looking for a change, we have many options available for you.

Planet Life Instructor

Do you want to be able to teach people the wonders of the underwater world? Then the Planet Life Instructor Internship is the perfect choice. We can take you all the way from Open Water Diver through our Divermaster program, onto your IDC and Instructor Examinations.

Our PADI IDC curriculum consists of three parts the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course, the Open Water Scuba Instructor program (OWSI) and the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course. Successfully completing the AI course earns you the Assistant Instructor rating and allows you independently conduct certain PADI Programs. Completion also qualifies you to participate in the OWSI program which we run in conjunction with our IDC program. During the IDC, it is important to understand that our staff will concentrate on your skill and knowledge development, not on testing. The resort setting that we work in provides a low-stress environment that allows you to relax, which makes the learning easier and certainly a lot more fun. During the program our team of highly experienced staff will be on hand to offer you all the support you need.

What is included:
IDC Confined Alternate Air Source
  • PADI Open Water Course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • Emergency First Responder Course
  • PADI Rescue Course
  • PADI Divemaster Course (including all required materials)
  • IDC Prep
  • PADI IDC (including all required materials)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (including all required materials)
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
  • 7 nights free accommodation (basic fan room)
  • Free fun diving for life!

Price: 119,995 THB

Already certified:
  • Already Open Water certified. Then PADI Advance Open Water Diver to Instructor - Price: 112,995 THB
  • Already Advanced Open Water certified. Then PADI Rescue Diver to Instructor - Price: 105,995 THB
  • Already a Rescue Diver. Then PADI Divemaster to Instructor - Price: 92,995 THB

Book Online

For all online bookings you have the option of paying the full amount of your shopping cart total. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the web site and pay just a 30% deposit of the total amount to confirm your booking and then pay the remaining balance on arrival prior to the start your course.

What is not included:

The following items are not included in the internship package and need to be considered:

  • All PADI Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Accommodation beyond the first 7 nights
What do I need to bring with me:

The following items are not essential but may make it easier for you on the island:

  • Light weight rain jacket
Do you want to learn some additional skills?

While building up your time and experience in the water to the required 6 months as a certified diver and having the 100 dives to enroll in the Instructor Examinations, what better way than to do it learning new skills. Complete 5 PADI Speciality courses and earn the prestigious PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you will have reached the highest non-professional level in the PADI System. Our packages start from 34,995 THB, including the PADI Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver and Emergency Oxygen Provider, along with one 2 dive and one 4 dive speciality course.
Please note the price does not include the cost of rental for any additional equipment required for the courses.

Do you want to view our other internship packages?

For the Planet Life Divemaster Internship Click Here for more details

For the Planet Life MSDT Internship Click Here for more details

Optional Extras:

Dive Gear:

As a future dive professional, you are going to want to have all your own complete set of dive gear. Here at Planet Scuba for all online internship package bookings we can offer you your own full set of dive gear at a special price. You will get all you need: BCD, Full set of Regulators (complete with console and alternate air source), Mask and Snorkel, open heel fins with boots, wet suit and much more. Prices start from around 41,092 THB, and a full range of upgrades are available at discounted rates, you have the flexibility to get the right equipment for you.


Coming to the Island to do any of the internship packages you are going to need a place to stay, we can help you find somewhere close to the shop for a very reasonable price. Price for a fan room start from around 7,500 THB per month and 10,000 THB per month for an air con room.
Please note prices do increase during peak season.

Professional Liability Insurance:

As a dive professional you are going to want to take out Professional Liability Insurance. Although it is not a requirement to work as a Dive Professional in Thailand, it is still highly recommended. Prices vary depending on the level of cover taken.

If you want more details on any of our Internship or Optional Extra's then please send us a message from our Contact Us page.