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Dive Instructor Course on Koh Lanta Island with Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Dive Instructor Course Experience :

The Dive Instructor Course (ITC)

The Open Water Instructor´s mission is to inspire and influence beginners to grow in their diving experiences with the goal of making them committed divers.


The goal of the Instructor Training Course (ITC) is to increase your retail business and industry knowledge, expand your teaching skills and add professional presentation/sales experience through modern workshops and practical applications. It is an opportunity to learn how to deliver “The Ultimate Dive Experience.”


The SSI Instructor Training Course is a unique program that has stood the test of time. In order to stay competitive in today’s diving industry, the program has been updated to ensure that all Dive Professionals are equipped with the latest retail business training and industry knowledge. A newly certified SSI Open Water Instructor can be absolutely sure to have all necessary skills and knowledge to work successfully.



After achieving the Dive Control Specialist rating, you enroll in the Instructor Training Course. On successful completion you can attend an Instructor Evaluation. Passing earns you the Open Water Instructor. You can teach and issue certifications for Open Water Diver, Advanced Adventurer and other programs.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Before book Dive Instructor Course (ITC)

To enroll in a Dive Instructor Course

  • Be at least 18 years old

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

  • Must hold the Dive Control Specialist 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 Instructor course you will need to stay on Koh Lanta at least 9 Days 8 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 Instructor Training Course?


Knowledge Development (Theory)



The Instructor Training Course (2-3 Dives/day) takes 6 -8 days 


  • Have logged at least 100 open water dives totaling 65 hours or more.

  • Complete and pass all requirements and evaluations listed in the Instructor Training Course Manual.

  • Complete the water skills evaluation as outlined in the Instructor Training Course Manual.

  • Complete the four (4) Instructor Training Course exams with a passing score of 90% on each.


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 Instructor member fee yearly 6,650 THB

  • Dive Instructor course manuals and work book

  • Instructor Evaluation (IE) Fee

  • 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 Instructor Training Course itinerary


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


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 1)

08:30 AM. ITC Course Introduction (+ paper work)

10:00 AM. SSI Dive Professionals, Business of Instruction & ODiN

12:30 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. Your Role in Acquisition (mini-exam 1-3)

02:30 PM. Your Role in Development

03:30 PM. Your Role in Commitment (mini-exam 4-5)

04:30 PM. Your Role in Retention

05:30 PM. Assignments day 2 and end day 1 for ITC


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 2)

08:30 AM. Watermanship part 1(100 m tow(5-10min); 25-50m under water swim)

09:00 AM. Pool session 1 & 2 incl. briefing–debriefing

12:30 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. Teaching Entry Level Programs (part 1)

03:30 PM. Academic presentation 1 (OWD)

06:30 PM. Assignments day 3 and end day 2 for ITC


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 3)

08:30 AM. Watermanship part 2 (700m swim(15-20 min);15 min tread)

09:00 AM. Pool session 3 incl. briefing – debriefing

11:00 AM. Stress & Rescue Workshop

12:30 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. Teaching Entry Level Programs (part 2 incl. mini-exam 6-7)

03:30 PM. Academic presentation 2 (Stress & Rescue)

06:30 PM. Assignments day 4 and end day 3 for ITC


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 4)

08:30 AM. Teaching Continuing Education

10:30 AM. EAN-seminar incl. EAN Final Exam

12:30 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. Open Water - presentation 1 (briefing)

02:00 PM. Open Water - presentation 1

03:00 PM. Open Water - presentation 1 (debriefing)

03:30 PM. Open Water - presentation 2 (briefing)

04:00 PM. Open Water - presentation 2

05:00 PM. Open Water - presentation 2 (debriefing)

06:00 PM. Assignments day 5 and end day 4 for ITC


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 5)

08:30 AM. Stress & Rescue seminar incl. Final Exam

10:30 AM. Practical and legal aspects

11:30 AM. The ITC and beyond (mini-exam 8-10)

12:30 PM. Lunch

01:30 PM. Open Water presentation 3 (briefing)

02:00 PM. Open Water presentation 3

03:00 PM. Open Water presentation 3 (debriefing)

03:30 PM. Stress & Rescue presentation (briefing)

04:00 PM. Stress & Rescue presentation

05:00 PM. Stress & Rescue presentation (debriefing)

06:00 PM. Assignments day 6 and end day 5 for ITC


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 6)

08.30 AM. Academic presentation 3

11.30 AM. Course evaluation

12:30 PM. Lunch

01.30 PM. Dive Guide seminar incl. Dive Guide Final Exam

04:30 PM. Performance review


Day off (Day 7)

Possibility to redo academic /confined water/open water


Instructor Training Course ITC (Day 8)

09.00 AM. Possibility to redo academic /confined water/open water 03.00 PM. Travel to Phuket / Ko Phi Phi


Instructor Evaluation IE (Day 9)

Instructor Evaluation 08:00 -18:00 hr


Instructor Evaluation IE (Day 10)

Instructor Evaluation 08:00 -18:00 hr


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!.



Next Step >>

After your Open Water Instructor, you can start working towards Specialty Instructor. You can qualify by attending Specialty Instructor Seminars or co-teaching Specialty Programs with a qualified instructor. If you already hold Specialties as a Training Specialist, they will be automatically upgraded to Specialty Instructor / React Right Instructor Course


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