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PADI Divemaster Course

Book Now!PADI Divemaster Course - Age 18+, 2-6 weeks – Course - 51,900 THB, including materials and certification fee.
Get scuba diving certified as a PADI Divemaster with Scubafish Dive Centre Ko Lanta Thailand

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level PADI certification.
Get qualified to guide certified divers, conduct PADI Scuba Reviews
and assist PADI Instructors teaching courses.

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The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level PADI certification and is the minimum rating required for employment within the scuba diving industry. You will be qualified to guide certified divers, conduct PADI Scuba Reviews and assist PADI Instructors in some of their tasks. This qualification allows you to make money from scuba diving. Earn a living, doing what you love!

PADI Divemaster TraineeBecome a professional member of PADI, the world’s biggest dive educator, and you’ll be able to work in the dive industry in PADI dive centres and resorts.

If you choose to take you PADI Divemaster Course with Scubafish in Ko Lanta, you’ll gain solid training with real-life, hands-on experience. We believe this is the best grounding you can get if you’d like to take your scuba diving career to the next step.

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving start when you enrol on a PADI Divemaster Course. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

PADI Divemaster BreifingThe PADI Divemaster Course is the first step to becoming a Diving Professional.

The course is a comprehensive training program designed to shape and develop the skills and attitudes required to become a Divemaster.

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What will I Learn during the PADI Divemaster Course?

PADI Divemaster Course - Buddy CheckDuring 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 training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

The goal of the PADI Divemaster Course is to improve your level of diving so you feel confident and knowledgeable in both the theory and practical elements of recreational scuba diving. You’ll assist instructors teaching real courses and get hands on experience supervising and leading dives. You’ll learn mapping techniques and map an actual dive site, guide certified divers, test and hone your rescue skills, learn how to handle stressful situations underwater and learn how to teach some PADI programs.

Gain hands-on work experience as a PADI Divemaster

Student Divers in SilhoetteThe Divemaster programme is ideal for people who would like to actually work in diving after they have completed their training.

Each Divemaster course we offer is tailor-made to suit your level of experience and we work with you to ensure that by the end of the dive course, you have a solid grounding in all the areas of knowledge development as well as some real work/practical experience that you can add to your CV when applying for future jobs within the dive industry.

What can a certified PADI Divemaster do?

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course
  • What equipment do I need for the PADI Divemaster Course?

    To start a PADI Divemaster course, you don’t need any equipment. However, by the time you complete your Divemaster training, you should have a full set. In order to work as a Divemaster, most dive centres would expect you to have your own equipment.

    We offer advice and great deals on scuba diving gear- please contact us for further information.

    Who can apply for the PADI Divemaster Course?

    Rescue Diver Student on Dive BoatIf you’re aged 18+ and have a 20+ logged dives, have already completed the PADI Open Water Course, PADI Advanced Course and PADI Rescue Diver Course (or equivalent), are in general good health and fitness, you should be eligible to become a fully certified Divemaster.

    You must also have completed the Emergency First Responder Course or have been certified in First/Aid CPR within the last 2 years (you must provide current certification).

    Please check the health requirements for this course.

    When can I start a PADI Divemaster Course?

    Divemaster Training - Breifing the DiversWe are open all year so it is possible to start a PADI Divemaster course at any time. However, the best time of year to start a Divemaster Course with us is from October to February as our dive season runs from October to mid-May. This will give you plenty of time to complete both the practical and theoretical sections of the course.

    Tell us about your skills

    If you are interested in applying to do your Divemaster Training with us, send us an email to let us know:

  • How many logged dives you have
  • Where you have done most of your diving so far
  • What languages you speak
  • Other skills you have (both diving and non-diving)
  • How long you plan to stay in Ko Lanta
  • How much does the PADI Divemaster Course cost?

    RDP Classroom sessionThe PADI Divemaster Course costs 51,900 THB. The course materials and the Divemaster application fee is included in the price of this course.

    We offer a limited number of Divemaster Internships each season. We provide all your training, manuals and up to 40 dives for free. In return, you must agree to work for us until you clear your course fees, after your certification as a PADI Divemaster is complete. You will gain invaluable work experience during this time, which will help you find your next job.

    We currently accept 2 people per season onto the Divemaster Internship programme. If you are not accepted onto the Internship programme, you may still pay to do your Divemaster course with us.

    What is the cost of living in Ko Lanta?

    Hut Ko Lanta ThailandYou can expect to pay around 4-6,000 baht per month for a simple bungalow and 2,800 – 3,000 baht per month to rent a motorbike (if you live in the Kantiang Bay area you may not need a bike).

    Meals will cost between 40-180 baht per meal & beers are 25-70 baht depending where you buy them (eg 7/11 or a bar). We provide you with breakfast & lunch when you are out diving on the boat.

    You have access to free tea, coffee, water & fruit when you are in the dive center and there is a small fridge where you can keep a few essentials.


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    How many people are in each group?

    We keep group sizes small to ensure you receive maximum benefit from your tuition (maximum 4 students per Instructor). This also minimises negative impact on the reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.

    We keep group sizes to a minimum to ensure your
    underwater experiences are rewarding, safe and fun.

    What can I do next?

    PADI Instructor DevelopmentThe PADI Divemaster certification is only the beginning!
    A whole new world of adventure is waiting for you.

    Your next step would be to become a PADI Instructor or OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor).

    Or you can just keep diving Ko Lanta…! Scubafish is ideally located in the South of Ko Lanta to offer shorter journey times on daily dive trips to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.

    Dive the famous dive sites of Hin Daeng & Hin Muang, or visit Ko Haa, Ko Rok, Ko Phi Phi, the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point or Anemone Reef.

    Please contact us if you would like any further information.

    Book Now!Live the Dream, Go Pro! Become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor