Beginner to Divemaster (DM)

Divemaster Internship

Become a professional diver and teach courses

Beginner to Divemaster Internship

New Way Divemaster Internships Koh Tao – creating new careers for people wanting to live an amazing lifestyle in paradise!!

Your Divemaster Internship is sure to be an unforgettable experience, during which you will receive extensive training from a complete novice diver through to a qualified, knowledgeable, professional diver able to gain paid to dive around the world, be it on a GAP year, sabbatical or even lifestyle change!!

Already a diver?

No problem, send us a message letting us know what level you are and we will adjust the price accordingly!

Become a professional diver from any level

Whilst here you will become an important part of our New Way Diving family, and benefit from meeting many like-minded people from across the globe, while on a daily basis you’ll explore sunken shipwrecks, coral reefs and secret deep-sea pinnacles.

Once you complete the internship. you’ll become a qualified SSI Divemaster, the first professional SSI rating, which enables you  to get paid for leading certified divers all around the world!

It is one of the most enjoyable positions in the scuba diving industry since you get paid to dive on the many beautiful reef systems that surround the globe.

Divemasters also become one of the most valued members of any dive team, coordinating the dive trip logistics & taking leadership roles as professional divers.

Our Available Packages

Stingray Package




Barracuda Package



(save 9,300฿)​

Whaleshark Package



(save 11,550฿)


A complete change of lifestyle can be hard, and we know that, but this is diving on a tropical island for months on end…

Still, we have designed our Koh Tao Divemaster Internship to be as simple, fun and seamless as possible!

No longer be concerned with a dull job, dull weather and dull weeks – pursue your dream of working with passion and in a climate that you choose!

The New Way 2 – 3 month scuba diving internship package provides absolutely everything you need to train from beginner to SSI Divemaster; all scuba diving courses, SSI materials and certification costs, as well as unlimited diving while on Koh Tao.

On a daily basis you’ll be exploring the coral reefs, pinnacles and wrecks around Koh Tao, while being given increased responsibility that is gained through increased hands on experience and having a great time along the way.

As an award winning Diving Center with 20+ Years of establishment, we offer professional training at the highest quality standards under the direct supervision of our experienced western instructors.

We realize that each student is different, and often have different goals and time-frames in which to complete this dive internship, and as such, we make sure to cater each course to each individual.

You will begin your internship with a warm welcome and be introduced to your mentor, who will be involved with your training from the very start.

They will get you to your room, and when ready, give you a brief tour of the area, our facilities, and take you out for a meal. When comfortable, and recovered from your travel, you will then begin the scuba diving courses.

The Schedule

The SSI Open Water Course.

This is the entry level scuba diving course for all individuals. With a duration of 2.5 days, it teaches you all the basic scuba diving knowledge that allows you to dive safely and understand some of the core principles of Scuba Diving.

It also covers all the scuba diving skills, very few of which change no matter which level of diver you become, and includes four open water dives around the beautiful dive sites of Koh Tao, Thailand. Find out more information about our Open Water Course.

The SSI Advanced Course or SSI Specialties

The second dive training segment focuses on developing your all round diving ability by different diving environments and conditions.

If on the Stingray Package you will do this with the SSI Advanced Adventurer – a series of 5 dives your scuba diving skills will receive minor improvements, and your scuba diving knowledge will be developed as you experience 5 specialized areas of diving. This includes a deep dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters, an underwater navigation dive, and much more.

If on any of the other packages your training will be developed in a more in-depth manner with Diver Specialties, such as the Deep Specialty, which certifies you to 40m, the Nitrox Specialty etc.

The First Aid & Rescue Course

After a period of fun diving to gain more experience we will begin your Rescue Diver Course.

This is what many describe as the most developmental course where most divers’ confidence receives a massive boost. It’s also what many agree to be one of the most fun courses taken.

During this course the training steps up a gear since the purpose of this course is to train you how to assist with people in trouble WITHOUT endangering yourself.

This means that you will need to establish what your current capabilities are at this level, which is found from a number of fun and challenging Rescue Scenarios.

The SSI DM Course

After additional fun dives to gain further experience we will begin your Divemaster Course, which will take the majority of your time with us.

During this course you will develop expert knowledge on scuba diving theory, learn to perform skills to a demonstration level, which will then help you for the coming assists with students in training.

You will also learn how to provide relevant Dive briefings in order to be able to lead certified divers around the beautiful dive sites of Koh Tao.

If you are already a certified diver then please let us know. We’ll be able to give you credit for whatever dive training you already have.

Just let us know by submitting the following form and we’ll send you a customized package.

The New Way Divemaster Internship includes all equipment rentals for the duration of your diving courses on Koh Tao.

However, if you are considering continuing to work as a qualified Divemaster, it is highly recommended that once you reach this stage, or even before, that you purchase your own equipment, and our team here can assist in recommending the exact equipment to meet your needs, whether a lightweight BCD and Regulator, perfect for travel, or something basic and cheap.

All course materials and certification fees are covered, apart from the final membership fee to SSI, which is currently 2,630 THB.

This covers your first membership to the end of the calendar year, unless in October onwards, in which case the following year is also included.

At any time during your internship with us you are welcome, and encouraged, to join and simply go diving. However, we do request that you have some very basic pieces of safety equipment, namely;

  • A Dive Computer – vital to keep you safe whilst diving
  • A Dive Compass – getting lost is part of the training
  • An SMB (Safety Sausage) – lets boats know where you are ascending

What’s Next?

Graduating from your Koh Tao Divemaster Internship opens a range of exciting new options & you’ll be well-prepared to take advantage of them.

You could put your new SSI Divemaster rating to use by seeking employment within the recreational diving industry, whether with us, or further afield, with which we are more than happy to help.

Otherwise you could further your training through to SSI Instructor, which enables you to certify new divers.

Altenatively, you could diversify into specialized diving activities such as underwater photography or videography, deep / technical diving or marine conservation.

If you do decide to continue with your internship, and upgrade to the next level, Instructor Internship, then we will simply apply this internship against the Instructor Internship, meaning that if in doubt of which internship to take, there is no reason not to start with at least this 2 month Divemaster Internship and see what happens!