Become a certified kite instructor

You want to become a kite surfing instructor, or simply take your riding to the next level? Come join us in Zanzibar in February for the IKO instructor course. IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) is the leading kiteboarding association which is recognized worldwide and will help you stand out, find work opportunities worldwide and teach straightaway with the highest teaching standards on the market.


IKO Assistant Training Courses (ATC) 

You need to complete an IKO Assistant Training Course (ATC) before attending the Instructor Training Course (ITC). The ATC is a five-day course taking place the week before the ITC, so you can do both courses back-to-back to gain the full qualification.


ITC prerequisites

You need to have certain levels of experience and some other qualifications before you can come on an (IKO) Kitesurf Instructor Training Course (ITC). The IKO currently requires that you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Kiteboarder Level 4 or equivalent riding level.
  • Have a valid first aid and CPR certificate or complete it before the ITC. 
  • Complete the AITC.
  • Be able to read, write and speak fluently in the language the course is given.


What to bring

  • Your own gear to go riding with – kite, harness, board, line cutter, etc.
  • Lyra’s and sunglasses and sunscreen. In case you don’t have you may rent or buy at the school
  • Helmet and buoyancy
  • Writing materials
  • A valid first aid certificate. If you don’t have one, we have scheduled a one-day course where you can obtain a first aid certificate
  • An Assistant Instructor qualification unless taking the AITC with us


Course location

The course will be based at the Duotone Pro Center Zanzibar in Kiwengwa. DPC Zanzibar is an internationally recognised Kite/Wing surf school located on the Northeast coast of Zanzibar. With a long white beach and shallow flat lagoon this spot is perfect for beginners and advanced riders.

Where to stay

We offer fully catered accommodation (shared room 4 ppl) for participants of the course in Mvuvi Boutique Resort from 70 USD per person including breakfast or 95 USD per person including also dinner. Mvuvi Boutique Resort is 50 meters walking distance from the kite school.

Dates & Price

ATC: 14 - 19 Sep 2023 - 599 USD
First Aid & CPR: 20 - 21 Sep - 100 USD
ITC: 21 - 26 Sep 2023 - 1029 USD

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Duotone Pro Center Zanzibar
+255 777 079 955