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Go PRO! Divemaster

PADI Divemaster and Instructor Courses

Stop dreaming and change your life forever, and leave your 9-5 job behind. We can help you with your diving career. Becoming a dive professional takes dedication, but the rewards are unimaginable.

Go Pro, Live The Dream!

Becoming a professional diver is for many a dream! Maybe you are sitting back home now, thinking about how you can live and work in tropical destinations all around the world? Why not here in Thailand and have the Andaman sea as your office. Or maybe you are already a certified diver, who has been inspired by your own instructor and now wants to become a PADI Divemaster or a PADI instructor.

Go pro with Kon-Tiki Thailand and take the plunge into a new career. Start your training today and become a professional diver!

So what does it takes to become a professional diver?
First of all, you need to be dedicated to what you are about to become. A PADI dive professional is a service-minded and open-minded person who puts his/her student first. The job is sometimes hard with long hours and problems that occurs. However, the reward is 10-fold. The smile on your students face, when they finally succeed a skill, the aha-experience when they understands the recreational dive planner or the enjoyment and pride giving your first student his/hers a PADI scuba diving certificate. And did we forget to tell you that you can work all over the world either a dive resorts, dive centers or liveaboards. After becoming a PADI pro-diver the world is open to you and it is only you who set the limits how far you will go.

Prerequisites – 18 years of age
 Advanced Open Water qualification
 Rescue Diver qualification
 EFR / CPR training within the last 24 months
– 40 logged dives (60 for certification)

PADI Divemaster Internship

(Minimum 4 weeks)

During the Inspired By The Sea Divemaster internship you will be working closely together with all members of Kon-Tiki staff including PADI Instructors and PADI Divemasters, expanding your dive knowledge and honing your skills to the professional level.

The PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. During the PADI Divemaster program, you will learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study.

You will complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship of practical training exercises both in the pool or the open sea around the Phi Phi islands and the Ao nang archipelago.

Contact us for options and pricing.

 Prerequisites – 18 years of age
– PADI Divemaster qualification
 EFR / CPR training within the last 24 months
– 60 logged dives

PADI Assistant Instructor (4 days)

As a PADI Divemaster, you might feel that now it is the time to move on. Your PADI Assistant Instructor Course takes you a step further and sharpens your teaching skills with intensive training during the 4-day AI program.

Through independent study, classroom sessions and practical application, candidates learn to construct effective teaching presentations and conduct PADI programs. The Assistant Instructor course forms the first part of the full Instructor Development Course (IDC).

The focus of the programme is the PADI system of diver education. You will develop your presentation skills, to enable you to pass your knowledge and experience on to student divers. It covers the use of PADI materials and PADI standards as well as how to present, teach and evaluate in confined and open water.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can conduct knowledge development presentations in the classroom, evaluate Confined Water Diver Skills and Open Water Diver surface skills, teaching the Peak Performance Buoyancy and Project AWARE Specialty courses.

At Kon-Tiki you can choose to do this course independetly or in conjunction with an IDC. Please contact us for current pricing.

Prerequisites – 18 years of age
 Advanced Open Water qualification
 Rescue Diver qualification
 EFR / CPR training  within the last 24 months
– 90 logged dives (100 for Instructor Examination)
– Submit a medical exam newer than 12 months

PADI Instructor Development Course

(9-13 days)

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program.

The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

You have 3 different options when attending your PADI IDC with Kon-Tiki Thailand. First one is that you do the whole schedule which takes 13 days. Second is that you do the first 8 topics online, so you only do the 11 days remaining on site. Third, if you are fully up-to-date with all skills and the PADI Divemaster theory you can start on day 5 with the PADI EFR instructor course which leaves you 9 days on site.

Please contact us for more information, scheduling and attractive packages for your IDC.

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be able to teach all of the PADI main courses. However, you might wish to extend your teaching capabilities into specialty courses. This will help you become more attractive as an instructor and give students more options to choose from.

Once you have acquired 5 specialty instructor ratings you can apply for the MSDT certification. As an MSDT you will now be able to conduct courses all the way up to Master Scuba Diver level.

The MSDT course at Kon-Tiki is spread out over a number of days (schedule varies depending on the specialties chosen) and you can choose from a range of specialties to be included in your package.

 Prerequisites – PADI OWSI

IDC Staff Instructor (13 days)

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course will take you behind the scenes of an Instructor Development Course. You will overview a full IDC together with a Course Director, assisting with presentations, evaluations and skill development.

As a qualified IDC Staff instructor you are authorized to teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses independently, as well as assisting in IDC programs.

The course starts 2 days before the arrival of the candidates, where you and the Course Director will go through the theory and preparing for your role in the upcoming PADI IDC.

 Prerequisites – PADI MSDT