Courses: 27,000 THB
Program: 21 days/ 30 dives
Become a PADI Professional.
PADI Dive master training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Dive master is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
The PADI Divemaster program is an all encompassing apprenticeship course culminating in certification as a diving professional.
As a certified PADI Divemaster you’ll be able to:
act as a certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors supervise participants in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers generally supervise both training and non-training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives teach and certify PADI Skin Divers conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers
enroll in PADI Instructor level training. The training and experience you gain through the PADI Divemaster program helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator. As such, most Sail Rock Divers PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors.
There are three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:
1. Waterman ship and skills assessment
watermanship and stamina
400 meters Swim – without stopping, with no swimming aids
15 minutes tread water
800 meter snorkel – only masks fins snorkel, no overhand strokes – no stopping
100 meter tired diver tow – both divers in full equipment/push or tow
general diving skills
developing the 24 Open Water Diver skills to demonstration quality. (This is completed over a number of skills circuits)
produce an Emergency Assistance Plan and map for a local dive site
2. Knowledge Development
diving skills and environment
supervising students in training
supervising certified divers
Divemaster conducted programs
decompression theory and dive planning
3. Practical application
This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and as a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide. Conducted as an internship over a minimum of two weeks, you will gain practical experience of student and diver supervision while working under the close guidance of our highly experienced professional staff. The internship component of the PADI dive master course is the best part of the whole education.
Minimum age: 18 years
PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
to enroll on the course: a minimum of 40 logged open water dives is required to start the course, free dives will be given to those not reaching this number.
to certify as a Divemaster: a minimum of 60 logged open water dives
certificate of first aid and CPR completed within previous 24 months
be in good physical condition for diving and have a diving medical completed within the 12 months prior to your course.