SSI Instructor Course Koh Tao

Koh Tao Dive Instructor Course

Equip yourself with all the tools needed to become a successful dive instructor anywhere around the world by completing your SSI Dive Instructor Course with us here on Koh Tao.

Over the period of 2 weeks you will learn everything needed to advance from Divemaster level through to the coveted position of SSI Diving Instructor. 

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What is the Instructor Course?

The SSI Instructor Course allows you to develop on what was learnt during the Divemaster Course and progress into being able to individually teach people how to dive.

It is one of the most coveted professional ratings since it allows you to do it all - You can work as a Divemaster, and you can teach people. 
 
As a result of this, your employment prospects go through the roof since it means that if a shop now employs you, they can use you as a certified Divemaster to lead divers on underwater tours and they can now offer courses of a variety of levels. This means the staff numbers required decrease, and consequently most Dive Instructors receive more pay than Divemasters. 
 
When you join us here on Koh Tao for the Instructor Training Course (ITC) we provide you all the tools and knowledge needed to become an employable, professional Instructor with the help of our extremely experienced staff here at New Wave Diving Koh Tao.
 
Upon arriving to Koh Tao you will meet your Instructor Trainer, Derek Hughes, who will take you out for a little tour of the island. That evening we will meet for a meal and discuss what the schedule for the course is in more detail, as well as what commitments need to be made and when.
 

What are the Requirements?

The SSI Dive Instructor Training Course takes 2 weeks, although it is possible to do it in slightly less time, as seen in the options below. 
 
It is available for anyone aged 18 years and older that has completed the Divemaster Course and is medically fit, or else has a doctors approval for diving.
 
You must also have the Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty, and the Science of Diving Specialty, which can otherwise be completed here with us.
 
In addition to this, you need to have been certified as an Open Water Diver for at least 6 months prior to entry to the Instructor Evaluations and have 100 logged dives.  

All knowledge development sessions will be conducted in our beach front location, unless otherwise requested.

What's included in the Instructor program?

Stingray Package
THB 67,000
INCLUDES REACT RIGHT INSTRUCTOR
Digital Instructor Materials
Instructor Examination Fee
Professional Slates
9 Days ITC
2 Days Mock IE
Personal Coaching as needed
Max Group size of 4
Free Diving Insurance
Free Tshirt x3
Free Lunch x11
Nitrox Instructor
Marine Ecology Instructor
Perfect Buoyancy Instructor
Scuba Rangers Instructor
React Right Instructor
Stress & Rescue Instructor
Guaranteed Pass
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Barracuda Package
THB 85,000
INCLUDES REACT RIGHT INSTRUCTOR
Digital Instructor Materials
Instructor Examination Fee
Professional Slates
9 Days ITC
2 Days Mock IE
Personal Coaching as needed
Max Group size of 4
Free Diving Insurance
Free Tshirt x3
Free Lunch x11
Nitrox Instructor
Marine Ecology Instructor
Perfect Buoyancy Instructor
Scuba Rangers Instructor
React Right Instructor
Stress & Rescue Instructor
Guaranteed Pass
3 Day Specialty Instructor Workshop
Deep Instructor
Wreck Instructor
Science of Diving Instructor
Night Diving Instructor
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Whaleshark Package
THB 99,900
INCLUDES REACT RIGHT INSTRUCTOR
Digital Instructor Materials
Instructor Examination Fee
Professional Slates
9 Days ITC
2 Days Mock IE
Personal Coaching as needed
Max Group size of 4
Free Diving Insurance
Free Tshirt x3
Free Lunch x11
Nitrox Instructor
Marine Ecology Instructor
Perfect Buoyancy Instructor
Scuba Rangers Instructor
React Right Instructor
Stress & Rescue Instructor
Guaranteed Pass
3 Day Specialty Instructor Workshop
Deep Instructor
Wreck Instructor
Science of Diving Instructor
Night Diving Instructor
Navigation Instructor
1 Month Instructor Internship
Minimum 5 x OW certifications
Minimum 15 x Con-ed certifications
Advanced Instructor Certification
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What's the Schedule?

We offer 3 different routes to complete your SSI Instructor Training Course by taking full advantage of the SSI System of Education. 

  • The First: Full Time Instructor Training Course - 9 day Training course (the more traditional route) but only offered TWICE per month by us! 
  • The Second: Part Time Instructor Training Course - flexible dates
  • The Third: Online Theory Sessions and 1 week intensive dive training

Each of these options has a bit of a different schedule to them, although there are 3 main parts;

           SSI Dive Instructor Training Course Koh Tao     SSI Dive Instructor Training     SSI Instructor Examinations

9 Day Instructor Training Course + 2 Day Mock Instructor Examination + 2 Day Instructor Evaluation (completed with SSI Examiners)

 
That being said, all of our Instructor Courses focus on 3 core training areas; 

 

When?

As mentioned, we run ITCs Twice per month, so the first step is to choose the Instructor Evaluation Date you want to complete on, then any of the ITC dates that precede this;

Instructor Evaluation Date
 

Instructor Training Course Date
 

Monthly Accommodation from 7,500 THB per month

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in our packages. 

However, we support all our customers whenever we can.

Daily accommodation can be found in Dorms from 250 THB per night, private bungalows with fan for 500 THB per night, and AC Rooms from 800 THB per night.  

Otherwise, depending how long you are planning to stay, it often works out more effective to choose a monthly accommodation option, which can be found from around 7,500 THB per month for a fan room with en suite bathroom and includes all bills and Wi-Fi. 

Generally, we recommend booking the first few nights somewhere and then we can show you around, so you can decide where you want to live. 

You can find some of these Koh Tao accommodation options at the bottom of the page!

How to proceed?

There's 2 simple options - the first, follow the book now links and all will be straightforward. You will be taken to Paypal to place a deposit of 15,000 THB, after which you will receive an email confirmation of your booking, usually within 10 hours, followed by the course materials for you to start going through. 

We understand planning holidays is hard, and if you're like us, the last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to arrange every single detail. For this reason, we can postpone any training to a more suited date if given 7 days' notice from the start date.

Alternatively, send us an email and see what we can do to help. We can set you up directly with our SSI Instructor Trainer and he can assist you in any way possible.

We've all been here a long time, so don't worry about what the question is - simply tell us what's on your mind and we will do whatever we can! 

What's Next?

The SSI Dive Instructor Course on Koh Tao is your tool to making your diving profession a more lucrative one, with a lot more interesting locations around the world.

Introducing people to the underwater world and developing their passion and ability is extremely rewarding, and many instructors find themselves very content and comfortable.

After the Instructor Course, you can proceed with various specialties of your choosing. However, we recommend discussing this with us in person since not all specialties are equal - some are extremely popular, as listed in our packages above, while some aren't. Likewise some of the specialties aren't of a lot of use on Koh Tao, whilst can be very useful elsewhere. 

So all that's left is to click one of the two buttons below, and either book with us now, or contact us! 

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