Diving Instructor Courses on Koh Tao

EFR Instructor

After completing the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course you will be qualified to teach the Emergency First Response (EFR) course. Because divers need to be EFR certified before starting the PADI Rescue Diver course, PADI wants every Dive Instructor to be able to teach the EFR course. This is the reason you need to be an EFR Instructor before you can attend the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) and why the EFR Instructor course will be included in your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with us at Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao in Thailand.

EFR Instructor Course Koh Tao Thailand

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the four related courses – Primary Care (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED (Automated External Defibrillation), and Care for Children. This course builds on the instructor candidates’ skills as primary and secondary care providers and focuses on developing their teaching skills.

The course is taught via a mixture of independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, leaving the instructor candidates ready to conduct the EFR course and certify new Emergency First Responders. Individuals who are current CPR/first aid instructors with another qualifying organisation may choose to earn the Emergency First Response Instructor rating by completing a prescribed program based on portions of the Emergency First Response Instructor Course or the Emergency First Response Instructor Crossover course. This option gives credit for their teaching experience and focuses on familiarising them with the Emergency First Response philosophy and structure.

EFR Instructor Senario Koh Tao Thailand IDC Course

Some jobs like those in construction, being a hotel employee or a teacher require people to be EFR certified. But the EFR course is really for anyone that wants to be able to help others in need. As an Emergency First Responder you already possess the knowledge to deal with an emergency, but as an Emergency First Responder Instructor you can now teach people to help others! This is very rewarding.

You can become an EFR Instructor without any previous diving experience and the course only takes 2 days. On the first day you learn all the EFR Instructor theory and how to effectively organise an EFR course. On the second day we will repeat all the EFR skills and concentrate on how you can evaluate it. You will especially love the EFR scenarios that are the highlight of the course!

At Sairee Cottage Diving on Koh Tao we only use new and well-maintained medical training aids and we sometimes have real Dive Physicians come in as guest speakers!


EFR Instructor: 7000 THB
EFRi Manual: 3500 THB

PADI Fee: 172 AUD

EFR Instructor Training Tools Sairee Cottage Diving Koh Tao Thailand

Dive Equipment

Start your new dive career straight away with a brand new set of Professional Dive Gear. We are proud to present the Diving Instructor Silver and Gold Dive Equipment Packages that include everything you need to start your career in the best way possible.

During our PADI Diving Instructor Course (IDC), Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) and Dive Instructor Internship course, we offer to use our dive shop equipment for free. Except for a Dive Knife, SMB, Whistle, Compass and a Torch is only needed for MSDT. These items you can purchase here, if needed. However it will always be more comfortable and convenient to have your own diving equipment; and if you want to work in the dive industry, staff have to have their own kit as a rule in nearly all dive companies.

At Sairee Cottage Diving we offer 2 packages to suit different budgets:

  1. The Silver Dive Equipment Package – a very affordable way to kick-start your new adventure for 45785 THB
  2. The Gold Dive Equipment Package for those who want more luxurious and high-end dive equipment for 63567 THB

We also offer separate Scuba Pro Wetsuits and Suunto Dive Computers. Please contact us if you would like to add anything in particular. 15% discount is included on these gear packages if you book online and you can always change items here on arrival if you want.

IDC Silver Equipment Package

Best Dive Equipment Package for Divemaster and Diving Instructor Silver

IDC Gold Equipment Package

Best Dive Equipment Package for Divemaster and Diving Instructor Gold

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