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Why not Go Pro on Koh Lanta? The PADI Divemaster Course is the first step to making your dreams come true.
Before you rush to sign up for the course, however, you need to take a minute to make some important decisions. How long do you have to do the course? Where do you want to do the course? Do you want to qualify in a large or small dive centre? These are all important questions you need to think about.
We are a small, friendly dive centre, focused on providing our trainees with the experience of a lifetime. The fact that we are small means that you can become involved in all aspects of dive centre life. We want our trainees to gain the skills and experience that will lead them to become competent and confident professionals.
We will allocate you a mentor, who will guide and support you through your journey to your professional qualification. You will work with all our instructors so that you can gain different perspectives and learn from their experiences. We aim to provide a nurturing environment where you will receive support from the whole management team.
We recommend that you allow 4-6 weeks to complete the course. The more time you spend with us, the more experience you gain.
The course involves:
Theory – you will study a number of topics that are invaluable to you as a dive professional. This can be completed prior to your arrival through PADI e-learning.
Water stamina – you will undertake a number of tests to show your swimming abilities.
Skill Circuit – you will master the skills from the PADI Open Water course to enable you to deliver these skills professionally.
Guiding – under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor, you will develop the skills and approach necessary to guide qualified divers.
We strongly believe that once you have completed your course, you are in a unique position to influence all the divers you encounter in your professional life. By teaching you the importance of the ecosystem, you can have a positive impact on those you dive with.
We do that by:
– offering free PADI Conservation Specialty Courses in Coral Conservation and Shark Conservation (excludes PADI fee)
– we offer a Buoyancy Awareness workshop to highlight the damage caused to reefs by poor buoyancy and discuss methods to educate divers
– we lead by example. Our dive centre was designed specifically to consider the environmental impact it would have. We will conduct a training session where we take you through each aspect of our impact on the environment and discuss how we reduce that impact
What else do we offer?
In addition to the compulsory aspects of the course, we also offer the following training:
– workshop in equipment maintenance
– presentations on topics relevant to the professional diver, such as on and off gassing, ears, the SCUBA system and dive table usage
– visit to ACE Engineering, for a workshop on compressors and tanks
– retail and sales training
– presentation on customer relations
18 Years of age
Before you can begin the course, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver, or their equivalent certifications with other training organisations
You must have completed either an Emergency First Responder Primary and Secondary Care course or an equivalent qualification within the last two years. If you do not reach this level of certification, we can conduct whatever courses remain outstanding
You must have 40 logged dives and provide evidence
All professional level courses require that you have a full in-date (within 12 months) diving medical before starting the course. This can be obtained on the island for a small fee.
What you need to know!
Course fee – 42,000 baht. If you need to obtain further qualifications or complete additional dives, please speak to us for a quote.
Included in the fee is a crewpack : Divemaster manual, RDP tables, Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving, PADI Instructor manual, Diving Knowledge Workbook and Divemaster Slates
We Include in the course fee at least 20 dives from our speedboat.
You should have your own full set of diving equipment. If you do not, we can sell you the equipment at a preferential rate, or alternatively we can rent it to you at an additional cost
You are required to provide a log book to record your dives
Not included in the fee – PADI professional fees (paid directly to PADI), medical fees, insurance, accommodation and travel costs
Once you have completed the course, you are able to guide qualified divers, assist instructors teach student divers and undertake Scuba Refreshers.
Each year, we offer a number of internship opportunities. This involves working for us to pay off the majority of the costs associated with the Divemaster course. An internship would last for a period of 3 months. If you are interested in this option, contact us for more information.
Course fee 42,000 baht