PADI Pro Level Diving Courses Koh Tao


Koh Tao Pro Level Diving Courses & Scuba Internships

Koh Tao provides an excellent environment for aspiring scuba divers who are considering a lifestyle or career change and there are many reasons why people choose professional level scuba diving training.

Perhaps one reason is to embark on a career offering you the freedom to travel the world and experience different cultures.

Another popular reason our candidates gave us is for the personal development that being a professional scuba diver brings to a person.

Dive Instructor Course training Koh Tao
Dive Instructor Course training Koh Tao

PADI Pro Level Courses available in Koh Tao

For visitors to Koh Tao who are interested in pro level courses, we offer a full range of PADI Pro level courses that are delivered by our expert and very experienced team with 50 years of combined industry expertise.

PADI Divemaster Course

Our PADI Divemaster course is the most popular professional level, recreational diver training course in the world and your first step onto the PADI Professional ladder.

PADI Dive Instructor Course

Our PADI Instructor Development Course is the dive industry’s most recognized and popular dive instructor course in the world. Our award-winning course sets the standard for training dive instructors and is the perfect way for you to achieve your dreams of working within the diving industry.

EFR Instructor Course

The EFR Instructor Course is based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines and teaches you how to teach first aid and CPR skills, present additional course content and encourage mastery through positive coaching techniques.


Take the next step as a Dive Instructor, become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and make yourself highly employable on Koh Tao. Our MSDT program consists of two sections; the MSDT course and the MSDT team teaching Internship.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course

An important part in the role of a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, is coaching and counseling diving instructor candidates. To do this to the best of your ability, we need to ensure your skills and Instructor level knowledge of PADI standards and dive theory are exemplary.


PADI Pro Courses Koh Tao – Personal Development

As a full time dive professional you have the opportunity to meet people from every corner of the world and from many different cultures.

Working as a dive professional in the scuba diving industry offers you a clear path to follow your interests, passion and explore our ocean planet every day.

As a dive professional, you will improve a range of personal attributes and abilities including problem solving, communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, in addition to becoming a mentor and an educator.

As a dive pro, your workplace will be the amazing underwater world, teaching others how to scuba dive and educating customers about our fragile marine ecosystem and the plight of our coral reefs.

PADI Pro Courses – Career & Lifestyle Change

Our professional level diver training programs conducted at Black Turtle Dive, offer you a viable route to your most aspirational scuba diving dreams.

Over 20 years, we have developed and evolved the highest quality professional level training courses in the scuba diving industry.

We take a focused, personalized approach to every candidate and offer bespoke mentoring throughout your journey to become a Dive (PADI) Pro.

All our Professional level training programs are PADI sanctioned, who have recognized our training with several awards, including Outstanding contribution to Diver Training and Instructor Development.

PADI Diving Instructor Internship Koh Tao Thailand
PADI Internship Koh Tao Thailand


PADI Pro Course Training – Diving Industry Awards

The team at Black Turtle Dive understand every candidate has different areas of interest and aspiration and it is our goal to identify these and exceed your expectations.

We are passionate about the preservation of the ocean environment and have developed a series of unique Reef Ecology modules, which are included in our professional level training programs.

This ensures you have the necessary knowledge and understanding of the fundamental information of the marine ecosystem.

Our materials highlight how the different living organisms on Coral reefs interact with each other, the natural environment and the challenges that Coral reefs are facing.

PADI Pro Courses – Success in the Diving Industry

Our Pro level diving courses are designed to identify your strengths and weaknesses and through remediation and focused training, we can mould your skill-set to ensure you become successful in the diving industry.

Our focused training will help you to become an outstanding dive professional, whilst ensuring you retain an open mind and understand that learning never stops as a dive professional.

Another area we are passionate about is mastering buoyancy, which is one of the most important basic skills a scuba diver should possess.

Many scuba divers have under developed buoyancy skills and as role model dive educators, it is our responsibility to address this.

PADI Pro Level Courses – Professional Scuba Diving

Designed to increase your competence and confidence as a scuba diver, our buoyancy workshops focus on fine tuning your propulsion and manoeuvering techniques and helping you to perfect your trim.

All three in our series of buoyancy workshops are included exclusively with all Black Turtle Dive professional scuba diving courses.

We introduce you to these early on during your training and you can be sure you will become a buoyancy expert in no time.

As an aspiring dive professional, you are trained to teach effective buoyancy to other scuba divers and our teaching philosophy is to teach all skills in Open Water neutrally buoyant.

Learn to teach PADI Specialty courses as an MSDT
Learn to teach PADI Specialty courses as an MSDT


PADI Pro Courses Koh Tao – Neutral Buoyancy

As part of your dive professional level training, we work towards conducting all sections of your demonstration quality skill circuits neutrally buoyant.

This increases your knowledge, confidence and skill level above and beyond what is required to become a Dive Professional and it is also lots of fun.

Once you have mastered your own buoyancy skills through our training, you will develop the necessary skills and confidence required to teach new Open Water divers in neutral buoyancy.

We are confident we have the most experienced, successful, innovative and customer friendly professional level training team in the world.

PADI Pro Diving Koh Tao – Scuba Diver training

If you are considering embarking on a lifestyle or career change or want a Scuba Diving Internship with Marine Conservation and first class diver training included, we offer a range of choices.

Our diving courses are pioneering whilst maintaining the highest levels of training standards, safety and integrity.

Of course, our pro level courses and diving internships are also packed with fun, adventure and excitement.

We can provide you with flexible booking options depending on your current level of training (if any) and we can discuss your diver training aspirations in greater detail by video chat or in the first instance by email.

Please get in touch to receive the latest information on travel to Thailand, operational and booking details and start planning for your change of lifestyle now.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PADI Pro Level Diving course on Koh Tao?

PADI pro level diving courses start with the PADI Divemaster course, which is the most popular pro level diving course in the world.

The Divemaster course is an extended course that can be completed within 4-6 weeks and the Divemaster internship can be completed within 3-12 months, depending on how flexible the students want their itinerary.

The PADI Diving Instructor course is the next pro level course after Divemaster and then the popular MSDT Specialty Instructor course.

PADI Pro level courses are for candidates who want a change of lifestyle and for those who want to pursue a career in scuba diving.


What is the cost of a PADI Pro Level Diving Course on Koh Tao?

The PADI Divemaster course starts at around 30,000 baht and there are additional costs for PADI materials and certification fees.

A Divemaster Internship package can include all the material and certification fees and is an all-inclusive price, starting at 54,500 baht.

The PADI Diving Instructor course costs start at around 41,900 baht with additional costs for the course materials and PADI certification fees.

The MSDT Specialty course costs starts at 25,000 baht and there will be an additional cost for the certification fee and for each specialty course fee that is taken on the course.


What is the minimum age for a PADI Pro Level Course on Koh Tao?

The minimum age to sign up for the Divemaster course is 18 years of age in addition to other course prerequisites.

The Divemaster course is the entry level course for Pro Level scuba divers and will enable you to become a dive leader that can lead other certified divers on fun diving trips.

A Divemaster cannot teach courses and to be able to teach scuba diving, candidates will need to enroll on a PADI IDC.

Once you have been certified as a PADI Divemaster, you will be eligible to sign up for the Diving Instructor course, assuming you meet all the other prerequisites that allow you to become an IDC candidate.


What type of Pro Level Diving Courses are available on Koh Tao?

Koh Tao provides pro level candidates with the opportunity to take any pro level course available and to become a fully fledged diving professional.

The PADI Divemaster course on Koh Tao is the most popular diving course in the world and a perfect entry point for aspiring professional level scuba divers.

If teaching scuba is your ambition, the PADI Diving Instructor course is taught each month by the most experienced PADI Course Directors in the world.

If teaching specialty courses is your aim, the MSDT program and a full teaching Internship is available on Koh Tao.


How do I sign up for PADI Divemaster Pro Level course on Koh Tao?

To enroll on the PADI Divemaster program you must meet the minimum requirements as set out by PADI standards.

These include minimum 18 years of age, minimum 40 logged dives at the time of enrolment and be a Rescue diver with a valid EFR certificate.

Candidates can sign up for a Divemaster course or choose a Divemaster Internship that is an extended program offering flexibility in scheduling and additional learning modules.

Why is Koh Tao the best place to take a PADI Pro Level course?

Koh Tao is the perfect location to enrol on a Pro Level course due to its year-round warm climate, abundance of diverse dive sites and experienced Course Directors that reside on the island.

For many years Koh Tao has been an incredibly popular location to engage in scuba diving activities and the island certifies more divers than anywhere else in the world.

Whatever your diving aspirations are, Koh Tao has the level of training expertise available to meet with your expectations to become a Pro level diver.