SSI Instructor Trainer


Become a Dive Professional

Feeling fed up with the 9 to 5 grind? Thinking of a change of career or just need a break? Why not become a professional diver on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Tao! We pride ourselves on our small, family-feel environment and are certain to provide you with all of the attention and training you would expect, plus more! Located in the heart of Sairee, we are in the hot spot for diving and socialising with the team, customers and friends you have not met yet.

Mojo Pro is a team of experienced team fronted by SSI Instructor Trainer Gaz Jameson who has been diving since 2012. This is his story and it could be yours!

“After working in investment management for 16 years I decided to trade the UK for Thailand, my office for the ocean, and my suit for board shorts and flip flops.

When I discovered Koh Tao in 2012 I fell in love with both the island and scuba diving and quickly realised that my passion lay in teaching. I specifically enjoy training professional level candidates, creating Divemasters and Instructors who can progress into successful careers of their own within this fantastic industry.

I have trained and mentored over a hundred dive professionals, many of whom have gone on to find diving work on Koh Tao, or elsewhere in other awe-inspiring destinations all around the world!”

I can’t think of a better location than Koh Tao to live and work as a dive professional , and am looking forward to helping many others follow in my footsteps.”

The first step in the SSI Professional Diver Career Path is the Dive Guide program. This is a self-paced course, but we do recommend a period of at least 6-8 weeks so that you can gain the most from the experience. Within this course there are several practical sessions that include, learning how to navigate and map local dive sites, as well as, learning how to demonstrate basic diving skills and assisting Divemasters and Instructors with their everyday duties.

By combining the Dive Guide program with SSI’s Science of Diving Specialty, you will become an SSI Divemaster, the next milestone in the career pathway.

The next step would be advancing on to become an SSI Assistant Instructor, where you will learn how to conduct both pool/confined and classroom sessions for the Open Water Diver course.  The most popular way to complete this course is by combining it with the SSI Instructor Training Course, to become an Open Water Instructor.  This is a 14-day intensive course where you will learn how to present in the classroom, pool/confined water and the open water.

If you are already a dive professional with another training agency, we also offer 2-3 day SSI Crossover courses.


Say goodbye to 9-5