Here you will find out all you need to know about combining professional courses, languages available, equipment & materials requirements and additional fees
If you are unsure about what course or dive package best suits you please feel free to contact us here at kohtao.asia. Our team includes experienced dive instructors qualified to teach up to professional level courses for both PADI and SSI.
Combined courses – Hot deal packages for several combined courses can be made, “zero to hero” (from open water to instructor) is not uncommon on Koh Tao as long as you have the time. We can even arrange all in packages including, accommodation and transport. Contact kohtao.asia if you would like to learn more
Languages – because professional courses are longer (from a few weeks to a few months) it is unusual to have one instructor for the entire course this makes it difficult to guarantee languages other than English. Like all courses, materials are available in a variety of languages; however for professional courses some can be more expensive in languages other than English. Bear in mind that if you intend to work within the dive industry understanding Basic English creates a lot more employment opportunities.
Equipment - professional courses do in most cases include use of basic dive equipment, however it is expected that you as a soon-to-be professional diver invests in at least the basic equipment required and also depending on the course some specialized equipment. All necessary diving equipment can be purchased on Koh Tao at a very reasonable price. Kohtao.asia can advice you on what you need and where to get it!
Materials – Are not always included in the course price for professional courses; however we have also specified the price of course materials in each individual course description page, please make sure to calculate them into your overall cost before booking.
Examination fees – Each certifying agency charges an examination fee for instructor exams which must be paid before the certification process.
Renewal fees – If you intend to work within the scuba diving industry you must pay an annual fee to the certifying agency to keep you in “working status” the fee varies somewhat from agency to agency.