PADI Divemaster Course | 4-6 Weeks | KOH TAO, THAILAND

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Fancy a new and exciting career?

  • You will be qualified to work in the SCUBA diving industry anywhere in the world – beautiful tropical islands the world over beckon.
  • You can choose to work for a dive school, on a liveaboard, for a marine conservation project, the world is your oyster!
  • Becoming a PADI Divemaster opens up a whole new world of adventure in stunning locations!

You can take this course at any time as you will be shadowing the instructors at the dive school going about their daily work. Please choose your date below and reserve your place by paying a refundable deposit. Or ask us a question about the course below!


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Here at Master Divers, we run a unique Divemaster course structure, which we believe is the most comprehensive training available!

About the Divemaster Course:

Your first week of training is a scheduled Foundation Week, where you will spend time with your Mentor, one of our experienced Divemaster Instructors.

After your course orientation, your dive instructor will take you through your knowledge development, skills training and workshops. All of this knowledge will stand you in good stead for the practical part of your course.

With this essential foundation, you will move on to work with the rest of the team, practising your teaching skills, working on projects, assisting courses and shadowing the Divemaster team.

Your final Closing Week(s) will again be spent with a Divemaster Instructor, where you conduct your final assessments and your instructor will mentor you in your move to becoming a professional.

It is his/her role to ensure that by the end of the course you are ready to go out into the world as a competent, confident Divemaster.

During the Course:

You will learn from instructors with years of experience teaching diving in amazing locations all over the world. The instructors have dived in many different locations and conditions and have immense knowledge of the different challenges involved in guiding beginner and more advanced divers.

Working with these instructors will not only offer you a fantastic knowledge base to learn from but also you will be exposed to different styles of teaching too. Spending time with this level of instructor, will provide you with a head start when gearing up for your PADI Instructor Development Course.

Requirements for Taking the Course:

You must be 18 years or older to enrol in the PADI Divemaster course.

You must have the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

You must be a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation), have an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certification (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) which was completed within the past 24 months.

You must have completed at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification.

You must be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Total Cost = $1180 USD

Basic course cost = $800 USD

Course materials = $225 USD

PADI Divemaster application fee = $155 USD

Pay Deposit Online to Reserve Your Place = $120 USD

Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well-organized dive centre. With this in mind, before booking, please make sure you read through the above to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible.

What's Included

The course includes all the elements required for completion:

  • Main equipment hire.
  • Boat fees.
  • High-quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors.
  • Very generous equipment discounts when purchasing your own kit.
  • Tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat and tea, coffee, water, WiFi and internet station in the dive centre too.

What’s not included

For your training, you are required to have your own set of PADI Divemaster materials from which you can study from and refer to.

The pack includes the PADI Instructor Manual, PADI Divemaster manual, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, The Scuba Tune-up Guidebook, The eRDPml, The DSD Cue Card, a Training Log as well as PADI Divemaster underwater slates which help you conduct the programs you will be qualified to do.

These materials are crucial to your learning and future diving career. We offer these materials for just 7,000 THB ($225 USD).

There will also be a further cost, payable to PADI for the Divemaster Application, of $155 USD.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

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Operator Information

  • Store Name: Master Divers
  • Operator: Master Divers
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