Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is an award winning 5 star Career Development Centre (CDC) with 7 liveaboard season that dive in the Similan and Surin islands including places like Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and also Richelieu Rock which are often thought of as some of the best dive sites in the world!
At our dive centre we have a swimming pool designed specifically for teaching diving as well as 3 classrooms, with one of them being solely for the purpose of our IDC. Having so many boats and so many customers you are in contact with divers from all over time world with so many different skills that exposes you to a much wider diving knowledge base that you can take with you into your future career. There are also plenty of courses to follow and you also get a fantastic first hand experience of a large, busy dive shop.
Mark Soworka and the dive careers team have been training PADI professionals for 21 years and have won multiple awards along the way for their commitment and contributions to diving. With such a vast range of knowledge and depth of experience it’s easy to see how Khao Lak Scuba Adventures is by far the best place to further your career as a PADI dive professional.
Our world wide network of divers covers the globe and enhances your dive job opportunities with the access to the knowledge and expertise that is on offer to help mould you into the best professional diver you can be.

We also offer continuing professional education from PADI MSDT/speciality instructor internships all the way through to PADI IDC Staff Instructor, PADI Master Instructor and even Course Director preparation. These opportunities give you a clear path to reach as high as you want to in your chosen career path as a PADI dive professional.

As well as our main courses, we also offer a wide range of extra specialities that can be a fantastic way to add value to your diving CV and help you stand out from the crowd.


  • Our PADI IDC Instructor Development Programme has certified over 2000 PADI IDC candidates
  • Our PADI MSDT Internships have trained over 4500 dive instructor specialty certifications
  • We support MARINE CONSERVATION PROJECTS throughout Asia
  • We have maintained a 99% success rate over all of these years, locations and PADI IDC candidates on the Instructor Exam
  • We continue to offer support and help dive instructor and divemaster careers grow within the dive industry years after you have completed your training with us