Course duration: 14 days

Minimum age: 18 years

Hi & Greetings from another beautiful sunny day in KO Lanta.

Great to hear you're thinking of coming to our beautiful island. Ko Lanta is a fantastic tropical island paradise with great diving & snorkeling right on our door step.

 We are currently offering only SSI, so you have no choice to make. The reason we offer only SSI is that our dive shop teaches around 95% SSI recreational courses, but at Open Water Diver level especially, our customers tend to prefer the flexibility SSI offers. 

Our aim is not only to make you confident in the classroom and pool, but to give you a good understanding on how SSI dive courses are constructed. Together we’ll take an in-depth look into the skills and theory behind each scuba diving course you’ll teach in the future, so by the time you start your first course, you'll feel ready and confident. The ITC gives you the opportunity to practice, practice and practice. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. It's better to make them here and learn from them so they don’t happen on a real course. The ITC isn’t so much a pass / fail course but more a preparation for the IE (Instructor Evaluation). 

Your Instructor Trainer will decide when you're ready for the final step, the IE. If not, you might be advised to gain more experience working as an assistant with other instructors before moving on to the IE. Don’t be afraid, this doesn’t happen often. But we want to make sure that only good, safe, knowledgeable and motivated people become SSI Open Water Instructors. Teaching people to dive is both demanding and fun. You’ll have a big responsibility over your students, but it’s also very rewarding to see the big smiles on your student’s faces at the end of the day. Simply speaking…working as an Open Water Instructor is probably one of the best jobs in the world!

Please find below brief description of the available options of the Instructor Training.

 SSI Instructor Training (ITC) Prerequisites

  • Certified as an SSI Assistant Instructor, PADI Divemaster or equivalent
  • 18+ years of age with the correct, positive attitude to become a scuba diving instructor
  • 75 logged dives (100+ logged dives are required upon completion of the ITC)
  • Current medical exam for diving, signed by a licensed medical practitioner
  • Provide proof of current 1st aid, CPR training, AED- and Oxygen Provider certification (valid within 24 months)
  • Full set of scuba equipment

STANDARD: ITC 6-8 days / 50,000THB

  • Instructor Training Course (ITC)
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor
  • Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
  • SSI Registration & Annual Fees
  • SSI Instructor Digital Pack
  • SSI In Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • SSI Professional Basic Package (Baseball Cap, Drybag and Mask Strap)
  • Instructor Evaluation Fee
  • + React Right Instructor Course (RRI) add 10,000THB
  • + 5 Specialties Instructor (SPI) add 15,000THB

ECONOMY: AI+ITC 10-12 days / 85,000THB

  • Assistant Instructor Course (AI)
  • Instructor Training Course (ITC)
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor
  • Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
  • SSI Registration & Annual Fees
  • SSI Instructor Digital Pack
  • SSI In Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • SSI Professional Basic Package (Baseball Cap, Drybag and Mask Strap)
  • Instructor Evaluation Fee (IE)
  • + React Right Instructor Course (RRI) add 10,000THB
  • + 5 Specialties Instructor (SPI) add 15,000THB

Platinum: DG/DM+AI+ITC 4-6 weeks / 120,000THB

  • Dive Guide (DG)
  • Dive Master (DM)
  • Assistant Instructor Course (AI)
  • Instructor Training Course (ITC)
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor
  • Perfect Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
  • SSI Registration & Annual Fees
  • SSI Instructor Digital Pack
  • SSI In Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • SSI Professional Basic Package (Baseball Cap, Drybag and Mask Strap)
  • Instructor Evaluation Fee (IE)
  • + React Right Instructor Course (RRI) add 10,000THB
  • + 5 Specialties Instructor (SPI) add 15,000THB

SSI evaluates to a highest standard 90% in the 100 question multiple choice final exam, two 15 minute academic presentations, a full rescue assessment including 02 provision and CPR, a swim test, then on the spot open water and confined presentations over two full days. Despite this, we boast a 100% success rate for all our previous candidates and offer a guaranteed pass or the opportunity to attend a subsequent ITC for free.


Regardless, we guarantee you at least one course of your own, for which you will be paid, and then the opportunity to work for us as a freelancer. A great start in the industry, basically. Should you get itchy feet, we can offer you positions at SSI dive shops around South East Asia. There are currently more positions open than we have instructors to fill them.

We schedule our SSI ITC's for 06 - 20 December 2019, with the IE taking place over the last 2 days.

Once you arrive we are happy to offer you unlimited free fun diving on our gorgeous dive boat. We have 2 trips go out every day with night dives on alternate evenings. A great opportunity to get back in the water and prepare for your course. It’s a good idea to assist on at least one Open Water Diver Course as part of your preparation as well. We can offer you assistance finding accommodation to suit your budget, and advice on visas for Thailand and transport to and from the island. If you require diving equipment we can secure a professional discount for you on any retail purchases.
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Hope this helps, if you need any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us.


DETAILED INFORMATION

Full information about requirements, benefits and other useful information can be obtained us directly:

marcus@palmbeachdivers.com
Iwona@palmbeachdivers.com
wlodek@palmbeachdivers.com
office@palmbeachdivers.com


 

Course duration: 14 days

Minimum age: 18 years

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