PADI Divemaster Course

38,000 thb (inc Divemaster Crewpack)

About the Divemaster course

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Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster course. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What you learn during the Divemaster course

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The Divemaster course teaches you dive leadership skills through classroom, underwater and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina training, as well as teaching exercises that increase your capacity to organize and solve diving problems as well as help others improve their diving and their experience if diving. You put this knowledge into practice during a structured internship or series of practical exercises.

"For the last 6 months I have been on this crazy, wonderful island, meeting so many amazing people. I finished not only my divemaster course, but also my Master scuba dive trainer (MSDT instructor). Its been an amazing journey and every day I’m reminded that is was the right decision!" Karina, December 2016

What you can teach after the Divemaster course

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After completing the PADI Divemaster Course you wil be able to occupy the following roles :

  1. A Divemaster can occupy a supervisory role for training and non-training proceedings. This involves the planning, organisation and directing of dives.
  2. A Diving Instructor can ask a Divemaster to assist during training sessions for any recreational PADI Diving courses.
  3. A Divemaster is qualified to conduct the PADI Skin Diver course, the PADI Discover Local Diving Experience and also the PADI Discover Snorkeling.
  4. Upon completion of the Divemaster course, you will also be qualified to conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  5. If a Divemaster has the addititonal qualification of a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, they can independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  6. A Divemaster who completes the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating is able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  7. A Divemaster can independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  8. If under the implicit supervision of a PADI Instructor, a Divemaster can accompany Open Water Diver students during:
  9. surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
  10. when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  11. If under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor a Divemaster can accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives .
  12. After completing the Divemaster course you will be able to conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  13. A Divemaster can conduct later dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving clients after clients have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  14. After successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course, as a Divemaster you will be able to teach Emergency First Response course.

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Secure your booking with a 10% deposit today! Only 3,800 Baht
(including divemaster crewpack)

Please note this does not include the Divemaster application fees (196 Australian dollars) which are paid direclty to PADI. If required accommodation can be arranged for an additional 9000 thb per month.


  • Koh Tao island is like paradise on earth. If you don’t like cheap alcohol, great food and beautiful surroundings don’t bother.

    James – UK
  • A favourite in northern Sairee and a popular dive outfit... Friday night pool parties are a big draw!

    Lonely Planet 2010
  • A trip around the world was hijacked, a boyfriend was (temporarily) abandoned, and a lifestyle was discovered the minute my feet were again in the DJL.

    Lisa – USA
  • Dear DJL, Thanks for the last 2 months, best experience so far! cheers to all the DMT’s for making the course a memorable one!!

    Heesh – UK
  • We did our PADI Advanced Open Water course here, it was Excellent!! Great instructor, not only teaches but gave us confidence, Thanks Tim and everyone in DJL!

    Han and Sammi – Hong Kong
  • Thank you for a great course, the happy girls from Norway

    Gina and Hege – Norway
  • Thanks DJL and Luke for the awesome dives, you guys helped me overcome my fear of the open water. Cheers!!

    James – Canada
  • I don’t want to leave! I’ve had such an amazing time here and a lot of that is thanks to the great team at DJL! Thanks to my instructors Giles & Simon and the Divemasters Bob & Harry for all the teaching and support you’ve given me.

    Sally – UK
  • This is a day i’ll always remember, my first time diving, the instructor was great, I will be back!

    Ofir - Israel
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