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Dive Control Specialist Course on Koh Lanta Island with Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Dive Control Specialist Course Experience :

The Dive Control Specialist Course

For people looking to turn their hobby into a job, this course will start you on an exciting path to a career in diving.

Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being an Dive Professional is a very gratifying experience! Besides all the fun you will have, becoming a Dive Professional is personally and financially rewarding.

Starting down the dive professional pathway provides many opportunities to develop your skills and further your diving career.



Enroll in a Dive Control Specialist program or enter the program as a Divemaster from any approved agency. After you are certified you can teach Scuba Skills Update, Snorkeling and Try Scuba (pool only) and you can even upgrade Training Specialist - a further step at your career ladder.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Before book Dive Control Specialist Course

To enroll in a Dive Control Specialist Course

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Must have logged at least 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.

  • Must hold the Divemaster rating or an equivalent rating from a recognized agency.

  • That qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask our Instructor Trainer.


Prior to training, Instructor candidates must have completed an Instructor Training Record including:

  • Statement of Understanding

  • Professional Training Assumption of Risk and Liability Release

  • SSI Dive Professional Agreement


All candidates participating in professional level training must have digital copies of the following documents uploaded into ODiN before the nal certi cation(s) can be issued:

  • RSTC Medical Statement signed by a physician within one (1) year

  • Proof of CPR training within two (2) years

  • Proof of First Aid training within two (2) years

  • Proof of Oxygen First Aid training within (2) years


Please complete the following forms :

Please check the health requirements for this course.

Download a SSI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)​


Please Remember :

If you taking Dive Control Specialist course you will need to stay on Koh Lanta at least 6 Days 5 Nights

Please find your accommodation here.


How to getting to Koh Lanta?

If you need transfer service please find more detail about transfer here.


What do I need to bring with me at Swimming pool / Beach / On the Boat?
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Sun lotion

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Your Scuba gear

  • At the pool / beach some money for lunch

  • Big Smiles


If you need to Flying after diving

for Recreational Diving please see information here.


What you will learn in Dive Control Specialist Course?


Knowledge Development (Theory)



The Dive Control Specialist Course (2-3 Dives/day) takes 4 days training.


  • Have logged no less than 75 open water dives totaling 50 hours or more.

  • Complete and pass all requirements and evaluations listed in the Dive Control Specialist Instructor Manual.

  • Complete the water skills evaluation as outlined in the Dive Control Specialist Instructor Manual.

  • Complete a Dive Control Specialist nal exam with a passing score of 90%.


Knowledge Development (Theory)



Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for Online Training program, and then attend review sessions with our Dive Center.



In the relaxed and stress free environment of our swimming pool you will practice all skill exercises.



During your course you will participate in training dives which will last 40-60 minutes each.

you will apply the skills, combined with a guided tour to explore Koh Lanta's tropical reefs. Your instructor will show you a huge variety of tropical coral and fish. Clown fish, barracudas, lion fish, trumpet fish, groupers and many other marine creatures will greet you in their world.



Your experienced buddy and instructor understands your problems as a beginner and will be there  to assist you whilst under water.


Rates are inclusive of :


  • All your training

  • Professional instruction fee

  • Guaranteed small class of ratio 8:1

  • Maximum 8 students to 1 instructor

  • Dive briefing

  • 1-3 Tank/day

  • Weights & Belt

  • Group insurance cover 1,000,000 THB


On The Big Boat

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch (Thai food buffet)

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks

  • Coffee & Tea

  • Electrolyte beverage


On The Speed Boat

  • Lunch

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks


Rates are Exclusive of :


  • Accommodation

  • Transport

  • Meals - only meals on boat trips are included

  • Dive Control Specialist member fee yearly

  • Dive Control Specialist course manuals and work book

  • Diving & Snorkeling Gear

  • Diving Insurance

  • Diving Torch Rental 200 THB/day

  • Dive Computer Rental 300 THB/day

  • Nitrox Tank 300 THB/tank

  • 15L Tank 200 THB/tank


Surcharges on the course rates apply for non-local dives sites :

  • Hin Deang - Hin Muang*

  • The 3 Adventure

  • Koh Yung


Surchages for Speed Boat 1,200 THB/diver/day 

Surchages for Big Boat 900 THB/diver/day 

Surcharges to be paid in the Go Dive office.


National Marine Park Fee :

The National Marine Park Fee will be added to your bill and is payable on or before the day of the trip. If your trips are not within the National Marine Park then you do not need to pay the Fee.


Dive Control Specialist Program itinerary


Arrival Day : Sign up at Go Dive Shop 1 day before start course.


Dive Control Specialist Course DCS (Day 1)

09:00 AM. DCS Course Introduction and Finishing Administration
10:00 AM. OWI Pre test
12:00 PM. Lunch

01:00 PM. The Role of the DCS

02:00 PM. The DCS as an Assistent Instructor

03:00 PM. Dive Professionals and the Diving Industry

04:15 PM Teaching Scuba Skills Update

05:15 PM. Assignment day 2 and end day 1


Dive Control Specialist Course DCS (Day 2)

08:30 AM. Pool skills evaluation

10:00 AM. Scuba Skills update incl. briefing – debriefing 2.45 hr 12.00 PM. History and Philosophy of SSI

01:00 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. The SSI Educational System

02:45 PM. Teaching Academics

04:30 PM. Observation Academic presentation

05:30 PM. Teaching in the Pool/Confined Water

06:30 PM. Water Assignments day 3 and end day 2


Dive Control Specialist Course DCS (Day 3)

08:30 AM. Observation Pool session incl. briefing – debriefing

09:00 AM. Pool session incl. briefing – debriefing

11:30 AM. Teaching in the Open Water

12:30 PM. DCS and beyond

01:30 PM. lunch

02:00 PM. Academic presentation 1

04:00 PM. DCS theory exam

05:00 PM. Assignments day 4 and end day 3


Dive Control Specialist Course DCS (Day 4)

08:30 AM. Observation Open water session incl. briefing. – debriefing

09:00 AM. Open water session incl. briefing – debriefing

12:30 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. Academic presentation 2

03:30 PM. Course evaluation

04:00 PM. Performance review


Dive Trips suitable for this course :

Koh Ha, Koh Bida, Koh Phi Phi, HTMS Kled Kaew Ship Wreck, Koh Rok, 4 IslandsHin Deang - Hin Muang, The 3 Adventure, Koh YungThe Jetty, etc.


Remark :

** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.

*** Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.



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whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being a Dive Professional is a very gratifying experience! Besides all the fun you will have, becoming a Dive Professional is personally and financially rewarding. - Dive Instructor / Specialty Instructor


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