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Zero to be Hero Course on Koh Lanta Island with Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor Course Experience :

The Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor

Looking for working in Paradise?

This package offers everything you need to achieve the highly sought after level of Open Water Instructor in the shortest time possible. If you have completed some of these courses already we can easily tailor the package to meet your requirements.


Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.  the Dive Control Specialist and Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Before book The Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor Course :

To enroll in a Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor Course

  • You must be at least 18 years old

  • You also need to have A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


Please complete the following forms :

Please check the health requirements for this course.

Download a SSI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)​


Please Remember :

Taking Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor Course

You will need to stay on Koh Lanta at least 3-6 month.

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

  • Diving & Snorkel gear if you have this already

  • At the pool / beach some money for lunch

  • On the boat some money for tips

  • Big Smiles


If you need to Flying after diving :

for Recreational Diving please find more information here.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


What you will learn in Open Water Diver to Dive Instructor Course?


Course contents

The course takes 3 - 6 month training. (2-3 Dives/day)


Please see more detail :


Open Water Diver to Instructor itinerary


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


Training Day at Swimming Pool or Beach :

08:00 AM. Be ready at Go Dive Lanta Office.

09:00 AM Knowledge development (Theory) Reviewing knowledge review with your instructor.

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Traing Confined Water


Training Day on the Big Boat : Local Day Trip

07:00 AM. Be ready at Go Dive Lanta Office.

08:00 AM. Departure from Go Dive Lanta Jetty

08:15 AM. Welcome on board, Boat briefing

08:30 AM. Breakfast

09:00 AM. Dive Briefing

10:00 AM. Dive 1st (Training Dive)

11:00 AM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit, Dive Briefing

12:15 AM. Dive 2nd (Training Dive)

01:15 PM. Lunch, Dive Briefing

02:30 PM. Dive 3rd (Optional)

03:30 PM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit

05:30 PM. Boat arrive to Go Dive Lanta Jetty

If making 2 dives the boat will be back around 03:30 - 04:00 PM


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!.


Rates are inclusive of :


  • All your training

  • Professional instruction fee

  • Open Water Diver online training

  • Advanced Diver online training

  • React Right online training

  • Rescue Diver online training

  • Enriched Air Nitrox online training

  • 5 Specialty online training

  • Certification (Online)

  • Guaranteed small class of ratio 4:1

  • Maximum 4 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

  • Instructor Evaluation (IE) fee

  • Dive Instructor member fee yearly

  • Divemaster course manuals and work book

  • Dive Control Specialist course manuals and work book

  • React Right Instructor course manuals and work book

  • Dive Instructor Training course manuals and work book

  • Diving & Snorkeling Gear

  • Additional cost for Diving Insurance 250 THB/day

  • Rental Dive Computer 300 THB/day

  • Rental Nitrox Tank 300 THB/tank

  • Rental 15L Tank 200 THB/tank

  • Rental DIN adapter 150 THB/day

  • Rental Diving Torch Rental 200 THB/day


Divemaster or Dive Instructor Candidate can only going on Go Dive boat for training dive if going on another boat need to pay for extra cost.


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.



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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