PADI Divemaster Course


Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level PADI certification and is the minimum rating required for employment within the scuba diving industry. You will be qualified to guide certified divers, conduct PADI Scuba Reviews and assist PADI Instructors in some of their tasks. This qualification allows you to make money from scuba diving.
Do what you love for a living, become a PADI Divemaster.


Become a professional member of PADI, the world’s biggest dive educator, and you’ll be able to work in the dive industry in PADI dive centres and resorts.

Earn a living, doing what you love!
The course is a comprehensive training program designed to shape and develop the skills and attitudes required to become a Divemaster. You’ll learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.
If you choose to take you PADI Divemaster Course with Scubafish in Ko Lanta, you’ll gain solid training with real-life, hands-on experience. We believe this is the best grounding you can get if you’d like to take your scuba diving career to the next step.


  • 18 years +
  • Must have 40 dives before starting course
  • Must be a PADI Advanced Diver (or equivalent)
  • Must be a PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
  • Must have EFR/CPR certification dated within 2 years
  • Must be fit for diving and provide a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.This MUST be completed before arriving on Ko Lanta
  • Theory – 9 topics and knowledge reviews, 2 exams, dvd
  • Waterskills Assessments – Stamina and Skills Workshops, and Evaluations
  • Workshops – Role-playing (Classroom, Confined and OW)
  • Practical Application – With customers

 

If you do not currently meet the course requirements, Scubafish also offer combination course packages to cover you from Open Water, Advanced Open Water, etc. through to Divemaster level. These packages include accommodation and equipment.

 

 

PADI Divemaster Course Options

(These prices include all required Divemaster materials, certification and application fees, Free Liquid Lense Go Photo Course, Dive Equipment Servicing Workshop)

 

Divemaster Course

51,900 THB

e-learning minus 2000 THB

Please note these prices are inclusive, and unlike most dive centres include:

  • PADI Materials: 8,875 THB
  • PADI Application Fee: 4,900 THB
In other words, the course component costs

38,125 THB

 

Scubafish do not offer Free Divemaster Internships, except to Thai nationals working with us. Some dive centres offer the DM course for ‘free’ if you then work for a period of time afterwards to pay this off. It costs most people far more money to sustain themselves for the extra few months (in accommodation and food costs) than if they paid up front, finished the course in good time and began earning money from diving.

People who take the course as a paying customer generally get a higher standard and quality of teaching and complete their courses much faster – far better than being indebted to a shop for months and months and being given all the horrible jobs to do.

 

Expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence.

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