Crystal International Academy

crystal international academy


become a ski, snowboard or scuba diving instructor … you can even learn to fly!


Have you ever thought of becoming a ski, snowboard or scuba diving instructor, or having the ability to fly your own airplane or helicopter?  Our professional instructor training courses provide you with the perfect opportunity to travel to exciting resorts around the world and gain internationally recognised qualifications.  You can choose from skiing or snowboarding the magnificent resorts of Lake Louise or Whistler, submersing yourself in the waters of the Red Sea, or taking off to the clear blue skies in Florida.  Our courses cater for people of all abilities, so you don’t have to be an expert. 




The courses are 4 – 12 weeks in duration with various start dates throughout the year.  We operate the courses in partnership with the resident ski, snowboard, diving or flying schools in the various resorts, and the level of instructor training provided is first class.


  • Ski / Snowboard: You can train and qualify in some of the worlds best ski resorts including Lake Louise and Whistler Blackcomb in Canada.  Courses are also available during the summer months in Cardrona, New Zealand.  Gain recognised CSIA, CASI or NZSIA qualifications.
  • Dive: Submerse yourself in the waters of the Red Sea, Cyprus or Malta on your way to becoming a PADI Divemaster or Open Water Scuba Instructor.
  • Fly: Take to the clear blue skies of Florida as you progress towards your Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) Private Pilot Licence or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Helicopter Private Pilot Licence.

what’s included


Courses packages and prices will vary from one programme to another, so please contact us or view our website if you require further information.  A sample price of a 12 week ski or snowboard course in Lake Louise is £6850. We are fully bonded and ATOL protected.


working in the industry


Many people who have completed a Crystal International Academy course have returned to the resort where they trained to work as a ski or snowboard instructor, whereas others have used their qualifications to gain employment in other countries around the world.  We can also provide successful delegates with seasonal resort work for Crystal Holidays, the UK’s No. 1 Ski Specialist (with the type of work offered subject to age & interview).


contact us


crystal international academy
Kings Place
, 12-42 Wood Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JY


Tel: 0870 060 1381

Fax: 020 8939 0411