Divemaster

instructor training school

Become a PADI professional

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.

Course Prerequisites

Minimum age: 18 years
PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
Duration is between 4 and 12 weeks depending on dives and time frame available 
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]

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.

Divemaster prerequisites

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.

Total cost including all required materials

29,500 Thai Baht

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