Paid Work as Divemaster or Instructor

On graduating as a PADI Divemaster or Instructor, you can put your new rating to use, seeking employment in the dive industry.

There are no guarantees as obviously it depends on you. But Koh Tao is a popular dive destination, so opportunities come up across the island on a very regular basis. And we like to keep out best gruaduates busy here at Simple Life!

Once in a position to accept paid work there are a couple of bits of paperwork to sort out. These are tied to your employer and are usually sorted out by their lawyer / accountant – it’s straightforward.

Or if you are keen to see more of the world, your DM or Instructor rating is a great way to travel and work in some amazing destinations.

A powerful tool you’ll have at your disposal is the Pro section of the PADI website, which features international job postings across the globe.

Scuba Diving Internships

Past Crew

Kelly

Kelly, England

‘Jo was our instructor & was absolutely brilliant! We loved our time with simple life’

Noemi

Noemi,

‘Had an amazing time. We got our diving certification done and they were so patient with me.’

Joey

Joey, USA

‘I honestly couldn't have had a better experience, in fact none of us could! Changed our lives forever ’

Craig

Craig, Kingston, UK

‘Simple Life has perfect location & great accommodation on site. Fully recommend diving & staying here. Only regret is not staying an extra couple of days’

Thailand Dive Internship News

PADI bubblemaker program as part of Koh Tao IDC

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Thailand dive internships update

Diving Internships Update from Thailand

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PADI instructor course in Koh Tao

March PADI IDC (Instructor Course) underway on Koh Tao

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No rest for PADI Course Director Julian as the March IDC (PADI Instructor Development Course) is underway on Koh Tao. [...]

Wreck dive during diving internship

Video: Divemaster Internship Crew Explore the Wreck

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With the Full Moon approaching and currents stirring up the bottom, visibility at depth has been a little murky over [...]