Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
People join our diving internships from many different backgrounds, with differing budgets, schedules and objectives. For this reason we offer a number of different scuba diving internships on Koh Tao, so you can pick the one which suits you best.
Here’s some general information about how the scuba internships run, the steps involved in the PADI training, and what each qualification allows you to do.
Simple Life’s gap year dive internship programs follow PADI’s diver education system.
PADI is the biggest and most recognized diver training agency in the world, so gaining a professional PADI qualification such as Divemaster or Open Water Scuba instructor puts you in a great position no matter where you travel.
First here’s a flowchart which illustrates the order of the main PADI courses:
In brief, the further along the PADI ladder you go, the greater your opportunities and earning potential. However, each step requires you to build up more scuba diving experience, undertake more training and will obviously require a greater investment of time and money.
Here’s a comparison of our most popular dive internship packages – you can compare the duration, cost, and what you’ll be qualified to do by the end of the gap year diving internship. Click on each to read full details.
[N.B. The information in this table assumes you’re starting from beginner i.e. no previous dive certification. If you’re already a certified diver we can reduce the duration and cost – see already a certified PADI diver].
|Title||Duration||What you’ll be qualified to do|
|PADI Divemaster Internship||2 months||Guide certified divers on underwater tours, conduct refresher sessions for ‘rusty’ divers and organised diving logistics.|
|PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Internship||7 months||Most in demand dive professionals, qualified to teach all PADI courses, up to and including PADI Divemaster.|
|PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Internship||8 months||Same as OWSI, plus able to teach specialty courses (deep, nitrox diver, navigation etc), and has already taught at least 25 scuba certifications.|
Whichever dive internship you choose you’ll be sure to learn lots and have a great time here at Simple Life Divers, Koh Tao.
You’ll get to work together with the rest of our team of experienced western PADI Instructors and Divemasters, assisting in the training of new divers, helping out with diving logistics and becoming part of the Simple Life team. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Lisa & Ash | ZW & UK
"made more friends in that short time on the island and had more fun than we have in 3 years in the UK rat race." Read more
Patty M. | Mexico
"one of the most amazing places I've seen in my life .... Oh man, the shenanigans we got up to underwater!." Read more
Davoc B. | England
"Be cool, don’t rub people up the wrong way, enjoy yourself, but don’t be an idiot, don’t hire a quad bike!." Read more