How do I become a dive instructor in Phuket / Thailand?
Many of our Sea Bees guests have asked us how to become a dive instructor. Of course there are many different approaches, and programs are offered by several different dive training agencies such as PADI, SSI, CMAS and BSAC. These organisations are recognized worldwide and offer courses all over the globe.
Many people simply do one course after another over time, only moving into the dive industry after they achieve their instructor rating, while others work for a dive centre at the same time, building up experience while they complete their training.
Here at Sea Bees Diving in Phuket, we offer the opportunity to work with us as part of a structured assistants program which provides invaluable experience for any prospective instructor. It also meets the experience prerequisites of the CMAS Instructor course and all the requirements of a PADI Divemaster or SSI DiveCon course. All in Thailand’s beautiful tropical waters! As part of your training program you will learn everything an aspiring dive professional needs to know, such as dive theory, basic equipment maintenance, dive trip logistics and guiding skills. You will assist our instructors on various dive courses, and get hands-on experience with real customers on a daily basis in Phuket’s warm tropical waters. As the Instructor Courses take place at our facilities and the Examinations in the immediate area, we know exactly how to get you on the right track to success at your IDC and IE.
In the next few weeks we will have a new page at www.sea-bees.com dedicated to dive education and working in the dive industry. Until then feel free to ask anything that you would like to know as many of our other readers will want to hear the answers too 🙂