Gap Year diving course

A Zero to Hero training program

Ever thought of taking a Gap Year diving course from beginner to dive instructor? Logical, because that's the most fun profession in the world: turning your hobby into your job!

For the Dutch, we have created the most financially attractive Gap Year project on Koh Tao, training you from beginner to dive instructor.

Impian Divers has more than 16 years of experience in the Koh Tao diving industry and is rated "Dive Academy for Southeast Asia" which is the highest rating for a training center within the I.D.D / I.A.D.S training system.

Zero to Hero training

฿ 99,000

/ per course

18+ Age

4 months

Zero to Hero

A gap year diving course is called Zero to Hero in the diving world. With this pathway from beginner to dive instructor, we offer you probably the most fun and facinating gap year training.

Great diving, living on a beautiful tropical island while being trained for the most beautiful job in the world: diving instructor!

Our experience

For 20 years, the course director himself has provided non-stop dive training and dive trips around Koh Tao, with additional diving and work experience in France, Egypt, Mexico, Cambodia, Indonesia, and other islands in Thailand.

Through his experience and the highly professional commitment and motivation of his executives, the diving school has been able to grow into a successful instructor training center on Koh Tao, Thailand.

For this, we have already received many good and also nice Google and Trip Advisor reviews.


The Gap Year Zero to Hero program to dive instructor r lasts a minimum of 4 months.
This includes 1 day off after each course, and then a day of rest once a week.

  • Use complete diving equipment
  • Unlimited number of dives
  • All textbooks and certifications
  • Application I.D.D / I.A.D.S dive master membership (value 80 Euro)
  • Instructor Final Exam fee (value 200 Euros)
  • Application I.D.D / I.A.D.S specialty instructor membership (value 140 Euros)
  • 1 calendar year professional diving insurance
  • Cadres’ Crew Pack:
    • Dive Log Binder
    • Digital Divemaster handbook
    • Digital Instructor workbook & handbook
    • Digital quizzes/exams:
      • OW-AOW-RES-DM-Specialties
    • dive master/instructor slates


  • Open Water diving course
  • Advanced Open Water diving course
  • Medical Trained Specialty
  • AED Provider Specialty
  • O2 Provider Specialty
  • Rescue diving course
  • 27 fun dives
  • Divemaster course
    • Extras:
    • Boat Diver Specialty
    • Search & Recovery Specialty
  • 60 fun dives
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Medical Trained instructor
  • AED Provider instructor
  • O2 Provider instructor
Work Internship

“Team Teach” with the dive team after achieving your e instructor status, in order to gain experience and write your first certifications!

What do you need.
  • Minimum age 18;
  • Good swimming skills
  • Valid medical certificate (download below)
  • Signed disclaimer of liability

If you already have a diving license you can of course still join and be offered an additional specialty.