Scuba Diving Internships

Our Scuba diving internships offer a comprehensive, flexible and modern approach to diver training perfect for any aspiring scuba diving professional.

Whatever your current level, our unique, all-inclusive PADI Instructor & Divemaster Internship programs are ideal for anyone looking for a Change of Lifestyle, Career Break or planning a Gap Year in Thailand.

Choose Lifestyle.
Choose Personal Development.

  • Bored with your day to day life back home, thinking of selling up and making a complete Change of Lifestyle?

  • Just finished college and in the process of planning your dream Gap year?

  • Or thinking of time out and interested in a career break?

Yes? Then keep reading....

Choose Excitement.
Choose Adventure.
Choose Travel.

  • Are you looking for a challenge?

  • Do you like adventure?

  • Do you want to do something exciting that will allow you to travel the world, meet new people, experience different cultures and get paid for it?

  • Do you like the sun, the sea and lots of FUN?

If the answer to one or more of these questions is ‘Yes’ then you have found the right place!

Choose Koh Tao.
Choose Crystal Dive.
Choose PADI.

Crystal Dive is located right on the beach on Koh Tao island, Thailand. Crystal offers fully inclusive scuba diving internships, the perfect training programs for any aspiring PADI Dive Professional who is serious about a career in the dive industry or anybody looking for action and adventure, wanting to make the most out of their Gap Year.

Our all-inclusive "Diving Lifestyle" programs are not just designed to take candidates through the motions as they become a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor. They have been specifically designed to produce highly skilled and employable PADI Dive professionals.

10 reasons Why Crystal Dive's "Diving Internship program" is your No.1 choice on Koh Tao

  • 4 PADI Course Directors on staff

  • Most awarded PADI Dive Centre on Koh Tao

  • Personalised & tailored program to YOUR needs, learning ability and timeframe

  • Dedicated program coordinator and our ‘one on one’ mentor- protégé system.

  • Koh Tao’s most popular & successful IDC Centre

  • 12 month personal Professional diver insurance policy.

  • Unique REAL Working Internship Program

  • Free diving for Life!

  • Get Involved with our pioneering marine conservation program integrated into each and every Diving Internship. Exclusive only to Crystal Dive.

  • All dive centre facilities in house and within 90 seconds walk.

Many dive centre managers, owners PADI Course Directors and even PADI staff have completed PADI Pro training and development programs at Crystal Dive, Koh Tao. When a prospective employer sees "trained at Crystal Dive, Koh Tao" on your CV, it goes a long way!

Special Attention!

We have a dedicated A/C cooled classroom facility with 4 classrooms, 2 Purpose built swimming pools, 3 spacious dive boats – NO taxi’s or long walks with equipment to the boat – NO renting boat space on OTHER dive centre’s boats – NO confined sessions in unpredictable ocean conditions – NO renting dive equipment or tanks – ALL equipment owned and new – Don’t settle for anything less than the best!

PADI Divemaster Internship

This is your chance. Change your life, change your career!

As a qualified PADI Divemaster you become a highly sought after PADI Professional. Highly skilled and motivated PADI Divemasters are essential to any successful scuba business.

Price: from 54,500 THB

PADI Instructor Internship

Ditch the 9 to 5 job and live your dream. When was the last time you said ‘I love my Job’..??

Become a PADI Instructor; transform your life and the lives of others by teaching scuba. With 6,000 PADI Dive centres and resorts worldwide, the world is your office….and your playground!

Price: from 152,000 THB

Meet The Interns

Full Koh Tao Diving Reviews, check out what some of our recent Interns think about their experience here at Crystal Dive while completing their Scuba Diving Internships.


Everything you need to know when planning your stay on Koh Tao.

Visa For Thailand

"Can I get an extended Thailand Visa for my Internship?". The latest visa news and advice on which type of visa is best for you. Embassies in each country have slightly different regulations when applying for a visa to visit Thailand.

PADI Medical / Insurance

"Do I need to take a medical examination to enrol in the Internship?". Information about the full PADI Medical Form (required by all divers) as well local hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and insurance included with each Internship.

Living Costs, Money, Banks, ATMs, Post Office

"So how much will it cost me to stay on Koh Tao?". Living costs on the island will vary depending on where and what you eat (and drink!). Koh Tao also has several ATMs, Banks, and a Post Office so all the facilites you need are here.

What Do I Need To Bring

"What will I need to bring with me for my Internship?". The main thing you'll need is a laptop / tablet for the Instructor Internship and for the Divemaster Internship, at least a smartphone. All PADI materials are now availabe in digital format.

Local Accommodation

"What are the accommodation options during my Internship?". The most cost effective way to stay on the island is to find a room just 'off resort' on a monthly rate. This will also give you a more settled environment for studying.

How To Get To Koh Tao

"How do I get to Koh Tao?". Your first stop in Thailand will (usually) be Bangkok Airport. Then there are several ways to travel down to the the island, depending on price, travel time etc. Take your pick of plane, train or automobile (bus actually!).


7/1 Moo 2, Koh Tao, 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)77 456106
Tel: +66 (0)77 456107
Fax: +66 (0)77 456105