- The Next Step -
There is a demand for people who have a passion for diving and want to share that passion with others. The rewarding experience of teaching others to dive begins with leading certified divers and becoming a certified assistant with the PADI Divemaster certification.
What are the prerequisites to start my PADI Divemaster course?
- Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent from another agency.
- 18 years old
- Logged 40 scuba dives
- Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training or equivalent from another agency within 24 months
- Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
How long will it take to complete my PADI Divemaster course?
You require 60 dives to complete your Divemaster course so the length of your course will depend on your diving experience and your current certification level. The Divemaster can be conducted as an individual program which usually takes between two to eight weeks.
The program consists of:
- Complete knowledge development segments including Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Divemaster Manual or through Divemaster Online, and pass the Divemaster Final Exam. • Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site.
- Complete waterskills exercises.
- Complete a diver rescue assessment.
- Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment.
- Complete practical application skills.
- Complete Divemaster conducted programs workshops.
- Complete practical assessments.
- Meet the professionalism criteria.
- Logged at least 60 scuba dives including experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
- Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
- Read and agreed to the PADI Membership and License Agreements.
What am I qualified to do once I’m a certified PADI Divemaster?
As an Active Status PADI Divemaster you may:
- Supervise both training and nontraining-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
- Assist an instructor during confined and open water training.
- Guide PADI Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a 2:1 ratio, under the instructor’s indirect supervision.
- Accompany PADI Open Water Diver students under the instructor’s indirect supervision during surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises; as well as supervise remaining students when the instructor conducts a skill.
- Accompany student divers during PADI Adventure Dives or specialty course dives under the instructor’s indirect supervision.
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers independently. This also includes conducting the PADI Seal Team AquaMission: Skin Diver Specialist.
- Conduct the PADI Discover Snorkeling program.
- Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for PADI Discover Scuba Diving participants at a 2:1 ratio, after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with an instructor.
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience.
- Conduct the PADI ReActivate program for certified divers.
- Conduct the skin diving skills segment of the PADI Open Water Diver course during confined water dive 2, 3, 4, or 5.
How much does the PADI Divemaster cost and what’s included?
- PADI Divemaster 25,000 THB
- Required materials 7,000 THB
- PADI Divemaster manual
- PADI Instructor Guide
- The PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
- PADI Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
- PADI eRDPml
- PADI Training Log
- PADI Divemaster underwater slates
- Application fee for 2017 - 196AUD
- Free equipment hire and boat fees
- Free tea, coffee and fresh water
- Free Wifi
- 15% discount on all equipment purchases