Freediving Instructor

If you are an avid Freediver and you want to make your passion your career, then becoming a PADI Freediving Instructor is the next step for you!

Crystal Dive is the first PADI Freediving Centre on the tropical paradise island Koh Tao, Thailand that offers all PADI Freediving Courses from Beginner to Instructor level.

Since PADI started its Freediving program, it has quickly become one of the most popular freediving educational system in the world and as freediving is now the fastest growing water-based activity, being a PADI Freediving instructor becomes highly rewarding.

Once you have completed the PADI Freediving Instructor Course, you have a ticket to travel the world, meeting interesting people, experiencing different cultures while sharing with others what you love – Freediving!

Course Details

Our 7-10 days PADI Freediving Instructor course consists of three modules: knowledge development, confined and open water workshops.

Knowledge Development

You will learn how to conduct PADI Freediver courses using a student-centered learning approach, review freediving physiology & psychology, learn coaching techniques to support student development and master supervision and rescue techniques.

Confined Water Workshops

You will learn how to do an effective briefing, demonstrate skills, control students in the water providing their safety and help to overcome their fears.

Open Water Workshops

We start with the basics – how to choose dive site, how to organize and control students in a group, notice common mistakes and correct them in the most efficient way.


Certified as a PADI Master Freediver (or equivalent)

  • 18 years old or older
  • Current Emergency First Response (CPR / First Aid) Instructor*
  • The current medical statement signed by a physician within 12 months

* If you are not already Emergency First Response (CPR / First Aid) Instructor, we can conduct it the day before we start your FITC.

Course Price: 32,500 THB (include PADI materials)

Already a PADI Diving Instructor?

Want to become a PADI Freediving Instructor?

Are you a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor and would like to do Freediving as a hobby? What about increasing your opportunities by being able to teach the fastest growing water sport of Freediving? Or you may want to change your career and start teaching only Freediving?

Then our PADI Freediver Instructor Development program is what you are looking for!

The course (for PADI scuba instructors only) takes 12-13 days and includes:

  • PADI Freediver course
  • PADI Advanced Freediver course
  • 4 days PADI Freediving Instructor course
  • 4 days of additional training (includes no fins technique, making your training plan, building up a high CO2/low O2 tolerance, dryland training, stretching and much more)
  • Series of workshops – equalization clinic, static and dynamic apnea, open water logistic, rope management etc.
  • Assist with Equipment Maintenance
  • Advise both student and certified divers on subjects as diverse as Marine Life, equipment selection and where the best diving is!

As a part of your Freediving instructor development, on this course, we will cover….

  • PADI Standards for Basic Freediver/Freediver course
  • Teaching skills development in a classroom
  • Conducting confined and open water
  • Risk Management, Legal Responsibility, and Freediver Safety
  • The Business of Freediving and your role as an Instructor
  • Marketing Freediving

We will teach you how to anticipate and solve common problems that occur on a PADI Freediver course.

To be certified you should pass all requirements, including; 24 meters dive, rescue from 15 meters, multiple dives to a depth of 15 meters in a short amount of time, as well as static apnea at least 2.30 seconds and dynamic apnea to at least 50 meters.

After finishing this program, you will be qualified to teach and certify PADI Basic Freediver and PADI Freediver courses.

Course Price (for PADI Scuba Instructors only): 36,000 THB (include Instructor’s materials) 

If you are already PADI Freediver (or equivalent) and a PADI Scuba Instructor,  price is 30.000

If you are already PADI Advanced Freediver (or equivalent) and a PADI Scuba Instructor, price is 24.000