How long does it take?
PADI Divemaster Course
Why PADI Divemaster?
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 program. Working under the guidance of several PADI Instructors, this program will expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to a 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 the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.
What are the requirements?
To take this course, you must be 18 years old and a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization). You will also need Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months, and have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification, and a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as workshops that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their diving skills. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
How long does it take?
The PADI Divemaster program can be completed in a minimum of 3 weeks. However, at Anti Gravity Divers PADI Dive Resort Koh Lanta we prefer to do it between 2 to 3 months, so that Divemaster trainees (DMTs) can gain additional experience of working in a PADI Dive Resort environment. The first 10 days in usually spent on theory, with a combination of independent learning and instructor led sessions. The next 10 days is spent on skills development and workshops, and the remaining time is considered the internship phase where you will spend a lot of time assisting all our instructors on PADI courses to develop your leadership skills. To save time and start learning at your own pace, start the PADI Divemaster Course online now.
What next after this?
After successfully completing your PADI Divemaster course, you may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course and get started on a career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Koh Lanta, Koh Haa, Hin Daeng/Hin Muang, Koh Bida, Koh Muk, Koh Waen.
THB 36,000 excluding required PADI course materials and PADI application fees. We will provide you with the materials at our cost price. Or you may choose to do PADI Divemaster e-Learning.
Read about our FREE Divemaster Internship program.