Diving Instructor Courses on Koh Tao

PADI Course Director Marcel Van Den Berg

Marcel van den Berg PADI Platinum Course Director / EFR Instructor Trainer # 492721

“Let me introduce myself; my name is Marcel van den Berg. I’m originally from the Netherlands and have now been living in Thailand for almost a decade. In 2003, I decided to take a diving course to experience the hype that everyone was talking about. It only took me 20 minutes on my first Open Water dive to realise that you can have a fantastic career in this amazing underwater realm. From that moment on, I actively pursued my career in diving.

I hold a tremendous passion towards diving which I have been able to share with others during my teaching and turning thousands of students into divers. It didn’t take long to decide to advance in my career and I continued my education towards Course Director and Specialty Instructor Trainer. Within the first year I achieved Platinum Status from PADI and kept that until this day. Now I’m able to teach the success I had to new Instructors and I look forward to share my passion and success in Diving with you! Come and join us for your professional diving training at Sairee Cottage Diving and let me teach you an award winning program that far exceeds the minimum standards of the dive industry”

Marcel van den Berg, PADI Platinum Course Director
Sairee Cottage Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand

Best PADI Course Director Koh Tao Thailand

Marcel van den Berg Teaching Experience

  • Taught over 4000 students over all PADI levels


  • PADI Platinum Course Director # 492721
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Multilevel Diver Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Equipment Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Wreck Specialist Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Fish Page Break Identification Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography Trainer
  • PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Night Diver Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Boat Diver Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Deep Diver Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Trainer
  • Project AWARE Instructor Trainer
  • Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor Trainer
  • Project AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor
  • Project AWARE Marine Debris Conservation Instructor
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • EFR Care for Children and AED Instructor Trainer

PADI Specialty Trainer Marcel Van Den Berg Course Director


  • Awarded many PADI Recognition of Excellence awards
  • Project AWARE Community Spotlight
  • Co-Author First Quarter 2012 Undersea Journal Project AWARE
  • PADI Member of the month April 2011
  • Co-Creator of the Project AWARE Presentation for Instructor Development 2013
  • Received multiple Project AWARE awards

PADI Undersea Journal Magazine Marcel Van Den Berg

Please contact me through Facebook, Email or Phone: +66872650859 if you have any questions. I can also give you call back to personally have a chat with you about your PADI IDC or PADI MSDT course

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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