Have a passion for diving and conservation? Would you like to make the ocean your office?
Your journey to become a professional diver begins here with the PADI Divemaster Course!
PADI DIVEMASTER REVIEW – Awesome staff and amazing diving!
I came to Phi Phi to do my rescue, EFR and divemaster course with blue view divers. They were so helpful when I was trying to plan my trip there over email, especially Caroline, with quick responses and loads of information!
All the staff there are awesome, and for this reason I really enjoyed doing my courses!
Diving off long tail boats is wicked and by far my favourite way to dive. Because they always have small groups, it’s a lot more personal and you get to know people. The lunch was amazing also!
Diving around Phi Phi has by far been my best yet, with good visibility and of course so much to see! I will definitely come back here to dive again!
Cheers to everybody at blue view for one of the best experiences and for making me a divemaster!Beth Trip Advisor Reviewed March 2016
PADI Divemaster Course
Course Price – 24,000 THB
Equipment Rental – 6,000 THB
PADI Divemaster E-Learning + Crew Pak – ask for more info
Duration – 4-6 Weeks
Work closely with a PADI Instructor to will expand your knowledge and develop dive skills to a professional level. Divemaster training develops your dive leadership abilities therefore qualifying you to supervise divers. Also, you will be qualified to assist PADI instructors. Our course integrates many of our ongoing Ocean Conservation Projects so get ready to also learn NEW skills and experiences outside the course outline.
The PADI Divemaster Certification is a prerequisite for the PADI Assistant Instructor and also PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Courses.
Why Blue View Divers?
You will be part of the Family!
Blue View Divers specialises in small groups, personal service with thorough courses focusing on the environment. We value our relationship with every diver therefore you will be part of our team, gaining experience in the diving industry.
Reputable PADI 5 Star Dive Centre
Being a PADI 5* Dive Centre we aim to provide the highest level of training and safety. Additionally, we are a PADI Green Star Dive Centre. Therefore you will be inspired to be an environmentally aware Divemaster, also a good role model. In fact, you will have opportunities to assist in our beach cleanups and Ocean Conservation projects.
Experienced Passionate PADI Instructors!
Our Eco-Minded team will guide you through the course while introducing you to amazing local marine species. At the same time you can learn additional skills such as coral propagation, equipment servicing or photography .
Our PADI Instructors have years of experience and love to pass this on to the next generation of Divemasters. You will work on your diving skills until you feel confident to independently guide certified divers.
What is involved?
In the Classroom:
Build upon what you already know by increasing your knowledge of dive theory through independent study. Then when you are ready this will be followed by your final exams.
‘The Role of a PADI Divemaster’, ‘Supervising Diving Activities & Divemaster Conducted Programs’, and ‘Assisting with Student Divers’. ‘Diving Safety and Risk Management’ and ‘Specialized Skills and Activities’. ‘The Business of Diving’, ‘Environmental Awareness’ and finally ‘Dive Theory’
Together with the theory you will also create an Emergency Assistance Plan for the local diving area. As a result this will prepare you for diving related emergencies.
In the Water:
There are FOUR Waterskills Exercises to complete including a timed swim, snorkel swim, survival float and also a tired diver tow. Furthermore you will complete a Deep Dive Scenario, Search and Recovery Scenario and Dive Site Mapping project.
You will refresh your Rescue skills in a simulated Rescue Scenario and practice demonstrating each skill from the Open Water Course to a high standard. You will also conduct dive briefings, guide certified divers around Phi Phi’s amazing and diverse dive sites.
Assisting with students completing continuing education courses such as the Advanced Course are especially fun, and you will learn proficiency in dive boat and dive shop operations.
Workshops and practical assessments for all PADI Divemaster programs will take place between the pool, confined water and also open water.
By certification you will have logged at least 60 open water dives.
What will you be qualified to do?
You will be qualified to supervise certified divers during diving activities. Additionally you can assist with Instructors who are teaching new divers on PADI courses.
Divemasters can also independently conduct PADI programs for certified divers including Scuba Review and Discover Local Diving.
Furthermore, you can conduct PADI Programs for non-divers including Discover Snorkeling and PADI Skin Diver course.
Accompany students on PADI Open Water Dives, PADI Adventure Dives or Specialty Dives while under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
In addition, you can become qualified as a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader, and then you can conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving confined practice.
To begin with, you must be 18 years or older and have at least 40 logged dives.
You must be PADI Advanced Open Water Certified and also PADI Rescue Certified (or equivalent from another organisation).
Emergency First Response Primary + Secondary Care training within the past 24 months (or equivalent from another organisation).
You must be fit for diving and in addition you must submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Finally, candidates should be dynamic, punctual and hard working team players who are willing to learn.
We recommend 4 to 6 weeks to complete your PADI Divemaster Course, because the role of a Divemaster can be challenging mentally and physically. You will be part of our dive team therefore learning to handle day to day logistics.
The more time you spend as a Divemaster Candidate the more prepared you will be. As a result you will begin your diving career confidently. Furthermore, you will have a good head start for when you decide to do your PADI Instructor Course.
You will be treated as an intern throughout your course however Blue View Divers also offers the opportunity to put your training into practice with an optional post course Internship. Stay for 2 weeks after you are certified to gain valuable ʻreal lifeʼ experience as a PADI Divemaster.
In addition you can continue your education once you are finished and sign up for a PADI Speciality Course with discounted prices. We believe that Oxygen Provider, Nitrox, Wreck Diver, Navigation, Night Diver and Deep Diver can be especially beneficial to new Divemasters.
If you are short on time you can learn your DM theory in advance by signing up for eLearning!
It is very important that all of our divers are covered by insurance, specifically for all scuba activities. Divemaster Trainees must have insurance that covers scuba diving however if you do not have Diving Insurance we can help to arrange that for you.
PADI Divemaster Fees
Your PADI subscription Fees are NOT included in the price and is to be paid yearly to remain current as a PADI Divemaster. The Divemaster Application Fee is made payable to PADI each year (AU$159).
Before you become a professional diver, you must gain clearance from a Physician before you are certified regardless if you answer YES or NO to the Medical Questionnaire.
Please click to see a full Medical Statement.
-If you have already completed a course with us, you will receive lifetime discount of 10% off fun diving and 700 THB off your next course!
-10% off if you have dived with our sister shop in Koh Lipe, Adang Sea Divers !
Phi Phi Divemaster Camp
PADI Divemaster Camp runs every year at Blue View Divers. It is a month long program to train divers to a professional level including a strong focus on Ocean Conservation. Contact us directly for more details.
IDC – Instructor Development Course
The IDC is made up of 2 parts. Firstly, the PADI Assistant Instructor followed bythe PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
It is a 10 day comprehensive course testing your dive theory, together with practical teaching exercises. Then followed by a 2 day Instructor Exam (IE). Are you interested in completing your PADI Divemaster and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor?
Contact us for more information on discounts when combining courses!
Finally, please view our IDC section on our Divemaster Camp website for more information here.