Koh Tao PADI Divemaster Course @ Simple Life Diving Resort | 32,000 baht
Our PADI Divemaster Koh Tao package includes:
- Flexible duration
- Use of all diving equipment OR
- Heavily discounted equipment packages
- Assistance finding accommodation
- Taxi pickup service from pier
- Includes all PADI Divemaster manuals
- e-RDP and Divemaster slates
PADI Divemaster Koh Tao Dive Course | Introduction
PADI Divemaster is the first professional level on the PADI ladder. Training to become a Divemaster is a great experience where you'll log many dives, meet and work together with people from all over the world, and take the first step towards making your hobby into a full or part time profession.
Even if you have no intentions to work in scuba diving, the PADI Divemaster course the perfect way to enjoy a few months in the tropics.
The Simple Life Koh Tao PADI Divemaster internship is a serious program conducted in a relaxed and social manner. Many backpackers use the course as a stop on their travels, so they can find work when they move on. Reason being the attractive course price, the high quality of dive training, and of course the great atmosphere on Koh Tao island. Others come here to change their career with the aim to spend the rest of their lives working in diving.
Our PADI Divemaster Koh Tao program allows you to find work in the diving industry, guiding certified divers on underwater tours and organizing diving logistics, opening up the opportunity to work in some of the world's most exotic destinations.
[N.B. The PADI Divemaster certification permits to you conduct diving activities for already certified divers. If it's your intention to teach scuba diving, check out the PADI Instructor course page on our website].
Prerequisites to enroll on the Koh Tao PADI Divemaster Course
To begin the PADI Divemaster internship you must be:
- At least 18 years old
- Certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
- Have up to date cpr/first aid training (within the last 2 years)
- Have at least 20 logged dives
PADI Divemaster Koh Tao | Structure
At Simple Life Koh Tao Diving Resort, the duration of our PADI Divemaster course is flexible - up to you. For very experienced divers the course can be completed as quickly as 10 days, others prefer to take their time and spend several months building up experience as a Divemaster Trainee. Most commonly people take about 4-6 weeks to complete the Divemaster course on Koh Tao.
Training involves three elements:
- Expert level scuba diving theory
- Waterman-ship skills and stamina exercises
- Practical assessment, learning to guide certified divers, coordinate boat logistics and assist in the training of new divers
We'll alternate between each of these parts to keep you moving through the PADI Divemaster course at a steady pace. Let's take a look at what's involved in each.
PADI Divemaster Course: Diving Theory
You'll learn expert level diving theory covering all important aspects of recreational diving including scuba diving physics, physiology, decompression theory, scuba equipment, environment and other topics essential to a dive professional. These topics will be taught with a combination of classroom presentations, independent reading and short quizzes to verify your understanding.
Koh Tao Divemaster: Waterman-ship exercises
The in-water exercises include making 4 swims [100m tired diver tow, 400m swim, 800m swim with mask, snorkel and fins and 15 minute tread water]. You need to hit certain times, but don't worry - you don't need to be an olympian! Basic fitness is sufficient!
You'll also need to complete an underwater problem solving exercise plus demonstrate instructor quality rescue skills. You'll be trained to demonstrate all the skills from the open water course to instructor standard plus you'll create a detailed map of one of the Koh Tao dive sites over a series of dives.
Divemaster Koh Tao: Practical Application
The practical component of the Koh Tao PADI Divemaster course is the best part.
After the first bit of theory you can – well – go diving. Expect to log many dives during your weeks or months here on Koh Tao.
During the course you will be working with our Divemasters, taking care of certified 'fun divers' and assisting our instructors whilst they are teaching entry level PADI diving courses.
Besides all this there will be workshops in underwater navigation, night diving, deep diving and buoyancy. We will teach you the organizational side of running a dive shop – customer care, boat logistics, course scheduling etc. All things necessary to be employed as a Divemaster on Koh Tao or elsewhere.
Use of Simple Life's shop rental equipment is included in the PADI Divemaster course fee. But it is highly recommended that you buy your own, especially if you want to plan to seek paid work once you qualify as a Koh Tao PADI Divemaster. Simple Life Dive Resort can offer scuba equipment packages at very attractive rates for our PADI Divemaster course trainees.
PADI Divemaster Koh Tao | Course Pricing Information
At Simple Life Diving Koh Tao we offer a range of options for our PADI Divemaster course. We understand that not everyone has the same objectives and budget, so we're happy to help and advise on what's right for you.
Let's break down the options:
PADI Divemaster Course | 32,000 baht
- Flexible Duration
- All PADI Materials [PADI Divemaster manual, encyclopedia of recreational diving, diving knowledge workbook, e-RDP, Divemaster slates]
- Rental of shop diving equipment
If you have some spare cash it's well worth investing in your own scuba diving equipment, and due to our bulk buying power here on Koh Tao we can pass on great savings to you.
If you're interested in purchasing your own scuba gear, once you are on Koh Tao we can talk you through all the options, pointing out the benefits and merits of each. Here is a rough guide to the typical packs we sell and what's suitable:
Basic Koh Tao Divemaster Pack: 6,000 baht
- 15L Ocean Pack
- Underwater Compass
- Underwater Slate
- Dive Knife
- Safety Marker Buoy
Your own full set of brand named scuba gear: 48,000 baht
- Regulator Set
- Mask & snorkel
- Fins and wetsuit booties
- Underwater slate
- Dive Knife
- Safety marker buoy
Long Term Sairee Beach, Koh Tao Accommodation for Divemaster Trainees
Plus you'll obviously need somewhere to stay during your Koh Tao Divemaster course.
We can help arrange accommodation close to the dive shop at unbeatable rates.
For something pleasant [TV, en-suite bathroom etc] prices start from 9,000-12,000 baht per month upwards.
We can arrange whatever standard of Koh Tao accommodation you want, and are happy to show you the options when you arrive on Koh Tao.
For specific information and photos - just get in touch!
Booking Procedure | PADI Divemaster Course Koh Tao
To find out more information or book your Koh Tao Divemaster course with Simple Life please complete the following booking email form.
Our manager will send you an email reply within 24 hours, answering your questions and/or confirming your booking.