Open Water Instructor

SSI Open Water Instructor

Share Your Passion for the Ocean 

Change your office from the four walls to the open ocean. Teach new people the skills and knowledge they need to become divers!

The Instructor Training Course (ITC) focuses not only on the teaching aspect of being a scuba professional, but also on the diving industry and the retail side of things. The instructor's mission is to create inspired divers, who will go on to enjoy their new hobby no matter where they travel. Our mission is to give you the tools to make that happen.

We use the SSI online study materials to the fullest extent, and on the ITC you will work together with our instructor trainers to get your skills, both in and out of the water, up to a professional level. Interactive workshops and hands-on practice sessions combined with the latest in dive theory will equip you to become one of the most hireable dive professionals.

After the ITC you will be able to teach all of the entry-level dive courses, and the Stress & Rescue, Perfect Buoyancy, Nitrox, and Dive Guide specialties. For more specialties, we can arrange seminars or co-teaching to upgrade your status to Specialty Instructor.

Contact us for your personalised course package! We can tailor your courses so you will be able to participate in the monthly Instructor Examinations held on Koh Tao.

Take a look of our Instructor Training Course schedules for 2018 


    • Minimum age 18 years
    • Be certified as a Dive Control Specialist or equivalent (AI)
    • Minimum 100 dives
    • Have a Total Diving System of professional type and quality
    • Provide and maintain certification of current training in First Aid, CPR and O2 administration
    • Have a current medical examination for scuba diving and signed medical questionnaire
    • by a licensed medical practitioner not older than 1 year old
    • 10-12 days
    • 2 days instructor evaluation
    • Online materials - Diamond access (Online and offline access to the digital training materials)
    • Dives during your course
    • Instructor evaluation
    • Certification fee and cue cards
    • The first year SSI membership fee
    Please note that if you are NOT yet SSI member, the registeration fee is 2.300 THB
  • Professional courses includes DIAMOND version online training materials.

    Diamond (Standard) access benefits

    • Lifetime Online & Offline access to the digital training materials
    • 2-year access to the Digital Divelog on the DiveSSI app
    • Downloadable to 3 different devices

    Read more about SSI online training


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Open Water Instructor

price for divemasters

  • 84.000 THB

price for assistant instructors

  • 64.000 THB


Upon booking you are required to pay a deposit of 5.000 THB.

Give us a shout

Office hours 9.30-18.00

Tel. +66 77 457 085
Mob. +66 86 06 99244
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