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Instructor Examination or Instructor Evaluation on Koh Lanta Island with Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Instructor Evaluation or Instructor Examination Experience :

The Instructor Evaluation (IE)

Instructor Training Course (ITC) gives you the opportunity to practice, practice and practice. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Better you make them here and learn from them so they don’t happen on a real course. 


The Instructor Training Course (ITC) isn’t so much a pass / fail course but more a preparation for the Instructor Evaluation or Instructor Examination (IE) and the real job of a dive instructor. However, your Instructor Trainer will decide if you are ready for the final step, the IE. If not, he might advise you to gain more experience working as an assistant with other instructors before you do the IE. Don’t be afraid, this doesn’t happen often. But we want to make sure that only good, safe, knowledgeable and motivated people become an SSI Open Water Instructor.


Instructor Evaluation (IE) Schdule 2017


  • October                          Phuket                     5th-6th / 12th-13th

  • November                      Ko Phi Phi               8th - 9th

  • December                      Ko Lanta




The IE (Dive instructor Examination) takes two full days and here you will be tested by an external SSI Instructor Certifier.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Before book Instructor Evaluation (IE)

To enroll in a Instructor Evaluation (IE) Program

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • 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.


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 Instructor Evaluation course you will need to stay on Koh Lanta / Koh Phi Phi / Phuket depend on the IE Schedule at least 4 days 3 nights. Please find your accommodation on Koh Lanta 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.


Rates are inclusive of :


  • All your Instructor Evaluation Program

  • 1-3 Tank/day

  • Weights & Belt

  • Group insurance cover 1,000,000 THB




Rates are Exclusive of :


  • Accommodation

  • Transport

  • Meals

  • 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


Instructor Evaluation (IE) Program itinerary


Arrival Day : Check in at the hotel in Phuket / Ko Phi Phi / Ko Lanta
Possibility to redo academic /confined water/open water


Instructor Evaluation IE (Day 1)

Instructor Evaluation 08:00 -18:00 hr


Instructor Evaluation IE (Day 2)

Instructor Evaluation 08:00 -18:00 hr


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.


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