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DIVE MASTER

The PADI Divemaster course is the first step to becoming a professional diver. The qualifications you earn are recognised worldwide and will enable you to work in the industry anywhere in the world.

PADI DIVE MASTER

Turn your diving passion into your dream job… With a small, friendly dive center with over 30 years’ experience… And receive personalised training from your dedicated mentor…

 

The PADI Divemaster course is the first step on the PADI professional ladder. During this course, you will practise and perfect your diving theory, knowledge and skills to pro level, while staying in the beautiful tropical resort of Khao Lak, diving in the clear, warm waters of the Similan Islands, Thailand’s top dive site, and become part of our ever-expanding Sea Dragon family.

We only run a few courses per season.

This course is intense but rewarding and your mentor, and the rest of our team, will welcome you and make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Many of our previous Divemaster trainees have stayed on or returned to work with us after their course, and many still do – we love that!

So come prepared to fully immerse and challenge yourself by becoming a part of a busy 5-Star PADI Dive Center team. Explore and experience first-hand the vast range of duties and responsibilities of a professional diver, from the routine and regular to the unusual and quirky – they’re all part of the daily life of a PADI Divemaster.

diver master course in khao lak

4-week Divemaster course 20+ dives

This is the standard PADI course where you will learn all the knowledge and required skills to become certified as a PADI Divemaster. We think this will mostly appeal to recreational divers who want to achieve an professional-level competence in their diving skills and knowledge. It is also suitable if time is tight and you only have one month to spare.

We include one liveaboard training trip on this course and plenty of day trip diving. It’s not only about liveaboard diving, though that is the draw for most people. When you’re learning, day trip diving allows you to experience a different group of divers every day, so you’ll get a broader and more thorough training experience in the shortest time. Every diver is different, as we all know.

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6-8 week Divemaster internship 60+ dives

If you plan to work as a Divemaster in the future, we recommend you choose our 6-8 week internship option. Here we use the extra time for more skills practise, one-to-one mentoring, assisting in an extra Open Water course, plus hands-on experience and constructive feedback on a total of three liveaboard training trips – and you get to hang out with us for longer!

There’s still plenty of day trip diving so you will have the widest and most varied learning experience. Plus lots of added extras including an equipment servicing and compressor operation workshop, and some time working alongside our staff in our front office.

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DIVED WITH US BEFORE? DON’T FORGET TO APPLY YOUR RETURN CUSTOMER DISCOUNTS TO ALL OUR PRICES!

When you learn to dive with us, you become part of our Sea Dragon family. Which means you’ll get Return Customer Discounts on all future courses or liveaboard trips. The more you dive with us the bigger your discount! You can even earn a FREE liveaboard trip! That’s the Sea Dragon way of saying thank you ♥

diver master course in khao lak

PADI 4-WEEK DIVEMASTER

The complete PADI Divemaster course – with a few Sea Dragon extras

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEA DRAGON 4-WEEK DIVEMASTER COURSE:

 

  • The complete PADI Divemaster course
  • Dedicated mentor for the duration
  • One liveaboard training trip
  • Lots of local reef and wreck diving
  • Minimum 20 dives included in the course
  • Access to our onsite swimming pool for independent skills practise
  • 10% discount on a future Sea Dragon IDC
  • 15% discount on equipment purchased from our onsite shop
  • Lifetime return customer discounts for future liveaboard trips
Become a PADI Divemaster with the world’s most recognised diver training agency

Prerequisites: PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) PLUS EFR: Primary & Secondary Care (or equivalent, dated within the past 2 years) PLUS minimum 40 logged dives at the start of the course (minimum 60 logged dives are required for certification).

If you don’t yet have 40 logged dives, just let us know and we’ll work out how to make that happen

Age: 18 years

Course length: 4 weeks

No. of dives included: 20+

Divemaster e-manual & Divemaster Crew Pak: You will need both of these for your course. The Divemaster e-manual is included in your course price. 

Medical: Please check the medical requirements for diving by clicking this link. If you will answer YES to any questions, please contact us for advice, as you will need to provide a medical statement. This needs to be signed by a physician and dated within the past year. It will be submitted with your Divemaster application.

Certification: You will be certified as a PADI Divemaster – a professional diver rating – and will become a PADI member. The certification is valid for life. You will need to renew your membership annually if you wish to work in the dive industry.

B37,800 4 week course – including one liveaboard trip

*** Did you do your Open Water, Advanced or Rescue course with us? Or have you already been on one or more of our liveaboard trips? Don’t forget to deduct your return customer discount of between 10-20% from the price! ***

This is a 4-week course, scheduled upon request

Before the course starts: Theory is completed online with the PADI Divemaster e-manual. You will be sent the link as soon as you book, please allow plenty of time to complete your studying before the course start date.

Plan to arrive in Khao Lak and come to the dive center at least 2-3 days before the course starts to introduce yourself, meet your Divemaster mentor and complete the registration session. You will also collect your Divemaster Crew Pak and any other equipment you have ordered with us.

You are welcome in our dive center at all times, to get the feel of who we are and how we work, so the earlier you arrive in town, the more at home you will feel by the start of your course.

You will discuss your schedule for our 4-week Divemaster programme with your mentor, on arrival

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 1 liveaboard training trip on our liveaboard boat, the MV Andaman or MV Explorer
  • Local wreck and reef day trips from our longtail boats
  • PADI Divemaster e-manual
  • National Marine Park fees for your liveaboard trip
  • Jetty fees for all your boat trips
  • Free lunch, fruit & water when day diving in Khao Lak (vegetarian options available)
  • Free use of diving equipment (though we strongly recommend you buy your own!)
  • Free tea/coffee/water in our dive center
  • Free Wi-Fi at our dive center
  • 10% discount on all shop equipment purchases
  • 10% discount on a future IDC
  • 2 free Sea Dragon t-shirts, a Sea Dragon towel and a free Sea Dragon mask strap
  • Lifetime return customer discount eligibility!

Not included in the price:

PADI Divemaster Crew Pak (B12,000). We will order this when you book, you will have access to the digital e-manual immediately, and the slates will be waiting for you on arrival.

PADI Divemaster certification processing fees (currently AU$245). This is payable directly to PADI, at the end of your course, for your Divemaster application. It is a standard fee, in Australian dollars, and is the same price all over the Asia Pacific region. You will need to provide your credit card details on your Divemaster application form.

Accommodation in Khao Lak, though we can help you find somewhere suitable, depending on your budget

Food (except for lunch on diving days), but our staff will show you the best value local places to eat, all within walking distance from our shop

    These are the additional services we provide that you may like to take advantage of.

    Insurance: Does your travel insurance cover you for scuba diving? Check your policy wording before you arrive. If you are not already covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us when you check in, and get instant cover

    Taxis: Can be arranged for you on request. Please contact us if you would like an airport taxi. We can also arrange a car and driver for private day trips around the area. Minibuses are available for larger groups

    diver master course in khao lak

    PADI 6-8 weeks divemaster internship

    The complete PADI Divemaster course – with a few Sea Dragon extras

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEA DRAGON 6-8 WEEK DIVEMASTER COURSE
    • The complete PADI Divemaster course
    • Dedicated mentor for the duration
    • Three liveaboard training trips
    • Minimum 60 dives included in your course
    • Local reef and wreck diving
    • Assist in an extra Open Water course 
    • Access to our onsite swimming pool for independent skills practise
    • 1-day introduction to our front office and booking procedures
    • 1-day dive equipment servicing & compressor operation workshop
    • 10% discount on a future Sea Dragon IDC
    • 15% discount on equipment purchased from our onsite shop

    Lifetime return customer discounts for future liveaboard trips !

    Our most intensive training and a comprehensive introduction to the world of professional diving

    Prerequisites: PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) PLUS EFR: Primary & Secondary Care (or equivalent, dated within the past 2 years) PLUS minimum 40 logged dives at the start of the course (minimum 60 logged dives are required for certification).

    If you don’t yet have 40 logged dives, just let us know and we’ll work out how to make that happen

    Age: 18 years

    Course length: 6-8 weeks

    No. of dives included: 60+

    Divemaster e-manual & Divemaster Crew Pak: You will need both of these for your course. The Divemaster e-manual is included in your course price.

    Medical: Please check the medical requirements for diving by clicking this link. If you will answer YES to any questions, please contact us for advice, as you will need to provide a medical statement. This needs to be signed by a physician and dated within the past year. It will be submitted with your Divemaster application.

    Certification: You will be certified as a PADI Divemaster – a professional diver rating – and will become a PADI member. The certification is valid for life. You will need to renew your membership annually if you wish to work in the dive industry.

    B47,800  – 6-8 week course – including THREE liveaboard trips

    *** Did you do your Open Water, Advanced or Rescue course with us? Or have you already been on one or more of our liveaboard trips? Don’t forget to deduct your return customer discount of between 10-20% from the price! ***

    This is a 6-8 week course, scheduled upon request

    Before the course starts: Theory is completed online with the PADI Divemaster e-manual. You will be sent the link as soon as you book, please allow plenty of time to complete your studying before the course start date.

    Plan to arrive in Khao Lak and come to the dive center at least 2-3 days before the course starts to introduce yourself, meet your Divemaster mentor and complete the registration session. You will also collect your Divemaster Crew Pak and any other equipment you have ordered with us.

    You are welcome in our dive center at all times, to get the feel of who we are and how we work, so the earlier you arrive in town, the more at home you will feel by the start of your course.

    You will discuss your schedule for our 6-8 week Divemaster programme with your mentor, on arrival

    INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
    • 3 liveaboard training trip on our liveaboards
    • Local wreck and reef day trips from our longtail boats
    • PADI Divemaster e-manual
    • National Marine Park fees for your liveaboard trips
    • Jetty fees for all your boat trips
    • Free lunch, fruit & water when day diving in Khao Lak (vegetarian options available)
    • Free use of diving equipment (though we strongly recommend you buy your own!)
    • Free tea/coffee/water in our dive center
    • Free Wi-Fi at our dive center
    • 10% discount on all shop equipment purchases
    • 10% discount on a future IDC
    • 1 day introduction to dive equipment servicing and compressor operation
    • 1 day introduction to our front office and bookings procedure, and help with checking guests in
    • 2 free Sea Dragon t-shirts, a Sea Dragon towel and a free Sea Dragon mask strap
    • Lifetime return customer discount eligibility!

    Not included in the price:

    PADI Divemaster Crew Pak (B12,000). We will order this when you book, you will have access to the digital e-manual immediately, and the slates will be waiting for you on arrival.

    PADI Divemaster certification processing fees (currently AU$245). This is payable directly to PADI, at the end of your course, for your Divemaster application. It is a standard fee, in Australian dollars, and is the same price all over the Asia Pacific region. You will need to provide your credit card details on your Divemaster application form.

    Accommodation in Khao Lak, though we can help you find somewhere suitable, depending on your budget

    Food (except for lunch on diving days), but our staff will show you the best value local places to eat, all within walking distance from our shop

      These are the additional services we provide that you may like to take advantage of.

      Insurance: Does your travel insurance cover you for scuba diving? Check your policy wording before you arrive. If you are not already covered, we offer diving insurance as an optional extra. You can book daily or weekly insurance through us when you check in, and get instant cover

      Taxis: Can be arranged for you on request. Please contact us if you would like an airport taxi. We can also arrange a car and driver for private day trips around the area. Minibuses are available for larger groups