PADI Dive Master

For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack, look no further.

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 minute 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
  • rescue evaluation
  • 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 physics
  • diving physiology
  • diving skills and environment
  • supervising students in training
  • supervising certified divers
  • Divemaster conducted programs
  • decompression theory and dive planning
  • diving equipment
  • emergency 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.

Please note that the course materials are required by PADI standards for participation in the course.

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
  • to enroll on the course: a minimum of 40 logged dives, if you have not reached this number we will schedule the remaining dives into the course structure at no extra cost.
  • to certify as a Dive master: 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.
  • a full set of dive equipment is required for professional level courses, BCD and Regs can be rented for an additional 5000thb for the duration of the course. A discount of 10% is offered on all equipment purchases

For more information please contact us: [email protected]