PADI Divemaster Course Koh Tao

38,000 thb (inc Divemaster Crewpack)

About the Divemaster course

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So you are thinking about  making the step up to become a professional scuba diver? Many people wish they have a job that they love, and taking people scuba diving is a fantastic example of this. To make the transition from recreational diver to pro diver you need to complete the PADI Divemaster course. Training usually takes 6-8 weeks (although it is possible to complete it more quickly).

Why take your Divemaster course on Koh Tao?

As well as being an extremely rewarding training programme, the DJL Divemaster course is also a great deal of fun. It give students the opportunity to scuba dive Thailands beautiful waters with its amazing marine life. Koh Tao is a great island to spend time on, ( many people like it so much they end up staying much longer than planned ). We have a friendly community here, and plenty of activities and socialising which compliment your diving experience. 

How do we organise training?

 At DJL we have one diving instructor who manages the divemaster training. The instructors' role is to guide you though the Divemaster course, as you improve diving skills and knowledge to reach a professional standard. They also are available to for a friendly chat if you need to speak to to them about anything. It is important for our students to feel relaxed and comfortable during their stay on Koh Tao, and we like to deliver the best experience possible.

What skills do you develop?

As you progress through the Divemaster course you will develop your leadership skills, becoming competent at supervising a variety of activities, including leading fun divers and conducting scuba reveiws. Your Divemaster certification also makes you qualified to assist instructors with student divers. Once your are certified as Divemaster, you then have the option of continuing on to the Instructor Development Course (IDC) .

What you learn during the Divemaster course

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There are 3 main areas of training which enhance your dive leadership skills during the Divemaster course. Underwater, which includes assisting on dive courses and skills including swims and snorkeliing which take place around Koh Taos' dive sites. There are also pool sessions, such as skills circuits which take place at our dive school. Classroom consists of the required theory, knowledge reviews and divemaster exam. Independant study includes completing the chapters in the divemaster manual which is then assessed by the supervising diving instructor.

How does Divemaster training improve your diving?

The aim of these teaching methods is to help you become a responsible professional diver with the ability to resolve any problems or issues while improving customers' diving experiences. Thailand, and especially Koh Tao has a large number of dive schools and we aim to be among the best by setting our standards high and providing an excellent training and customer experience. This is an attitude we like to see our divemaster candidates develop as they progress and gain experience.

"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's Next?

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So, after a few months of living on Koh Tao and completing the Divemaster course, you have your well deserved Divemaster certification. Obviously this is a time to celebrate and congratulate yourself on the effort you have put in. But what happens next?

Divemaster work on Koh Tao?

If you are keen to gain experience working as a Divemaster on Koh Tao we will try, wherever possible, to offer these opportunites. At DJL we prefer to look at the students who have trainined here when considering offering work. With experience of diving on our boats and a good understanding of how the dive center operates they often make ideal candidates. Like the majority of dive centers on Koh Tao and in Thailand, we do require our staff to have their own diving equipment. If you bring your own equipment (including BCD and regs) to do the training thats great. If you are considering renting equipment while you train here, but want to be considered for work afterwards, then it might be worth looking at one of our Divemaster Internship packages. These have a full set of brand new scuba equipment included in the price and also contain some extra special offers!

Continuing training and becoming a diving instructor

Many of our students continue on to become Diving Instructors after completing their Divemaster training. We are a PADI 5 star Career Development Centre and offer Instructor Development Courses (the PADI IDC) every month here. Again, we are always keen to give employment opportunities to students who complete their training with us. We usually require that our Diving Instructors have completed firstly the IDC which qualifies you as an Open Water Scuba Instructor. In addition we also like our diving instructors to have a Master Scuba Diver Traininer (MSDT) certification. This training can also be completed at our dive centre.

Global diving career opportunities!

The Divemaster certification is the first step on the professional scuba diving ladder. Becoming part of the diving industry can provide some amazing opportunities worldwide as well as in Thailand and Asia. But, as an individual experience, divemaster training also contains a great deal of value. Taking an extended break from home to gain a professional diving qualifiaction and living on a tropical island such as Koh Tao is an unforgettable adventure.

book your divemaster course today

Our staff will be happy to organise and confirm your booking requirements

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 ($202 Australian dollars) which are paid directly 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
  • 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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