PADI Pro Courses Thailand at Lanta Diver

Is the rat race getting you down? Do you want to live the dream and become a PADI scuba diving professional? Do you love diving and are passionate about showing people your love of scuba diving? Then why not become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Lanta on the west coast of Thailand?

Lanta Diver was the first PADI IDC centre, and is the first and only PADI CDC centre on Koh Lanta, and have been teaching recreational and PADI pro courses Thailand for more than 20 years. Our emphasis is on professionalism and is clear in all aspects of the dive centre. This professionalism continues right through our Divemaster, Instructor Development Courses & IDC Staff Courses.

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All our PADI pro-level courses at Lanta Diver, Thailand are run by award-winning multi-Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Reardon.  Rich brings a wealth of experience from working as a PADI Pro for more than fifteen years throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including working as both an Instructor and a Course Director on Koh Lanta.

Want to go pro in paradise?

Then why not join our highly-experienced, multi-Platinum Course Director at Koh Lanta’s only PADI Career Development Centre (CDC) to make sure your diving career gets the best possible start…

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PADI Divemaster Course

The first professional-level course in the PADI system is the Divemaster course. At Lanta Diver, we run our Divemaster Internships over a four-week period. During this time, you will expand your knowledge and skills to become a professional-level diver under the watchful eye of our in-house multi-Platinum PADI Course Director. You will be taught above and beyond the minimum training requirements, so you will be ready to start working in the dive industry once certified.

To find out more about PADI Divemaster Courses click here.

PADI Instructor Training

Being a PADI Divemaster, or equivalent is the prerequisite to starting your PADI Instructor training – the IDC. We conduct several PADI IDC programmes throughout the year, with a number of Instructor Examinations scheduled on Koh Lanta each year by PADI. Our IDCs are also designed to teach you beyond PADI’s minimum requirements, so that not only will the IE be easy, but you will be ready to start teaching immediately after qualification too.

To find out more about PADI Instructor Training Courses click here.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Already a PADI Instructor? There is always more to learn, and if you are already a PADI MSDT, your next step would be to take the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course. Our experienced in-house Course Director is ready to share his knowledge and teach you how to work with IDC candidates, and how to run your own PADI Assistant Instructor courses. Becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor will help you become a better Instructor and set you on your way to becoming a PADI Master Instructor or a Course Director yourself.

To find out more about PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course click here.

PADI Specialty Instructor

Lanta Diver also offers a wide range of PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses. Rich, our Course Director, is qualified to conduct over thirty PADI Specialty Instructor Training course to help make you a better, more knowledgeable, more employable PADI professional.

To find out more about PADI Specialty Instructor Training Courses click here.

The beautiful island of Koh Lanta in Thailand is the perfect environment for you to complete professional-level PADI training. Close to Krabi airport, Koh Lanta is a relaxed tropical island with beautiful beaches and dive sites easily accessible for confined water and open water preparations. We have modern air-conditioned classrooms conveniently located in our main shop in Saladan, and a dedicated swimming pool. To find out more about taking the next step, please email

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