PADI Divemaster Course, Koh Tao

Flexible Duration
(course scheduled around you!)

Unlimited diving during your course.

Lots of real life hands-on experience.

Includes all scuba gear rental.

Become part of the team!

Course Price: 30,000 THB*

*Course fees ONLY. Does NOT include mandatory PADI Materials, PADI Application fees or Personal Professional level insurance policy.

The PADI Divemaster is the world’s most popular professional level scuba diving course and your first step as a scuba professional.

As a PADI Divemaster you will be able to:

Guide certified divers on underwater tours

Assist in the training of new divers

Co-ordinate dive trip in a leadership role.

Conduct Divemaster programs such as Scuba Reviews & Discover snorkeling

Assist with Equipment Maintenance

Advise both student and certified divers on subjects as diverse as Marine Life, equipment selection and where the best diving is!

Crystal Dive Resort is a great place to complete Divemaster training. We have a very social atmosphere around the dive school, with lots going on, including a busy marine conservation program that we encourage all our DMT’s to become involved with.

Our team of experienced PADI instructors teach all levels of PADI dive courses in small groups to make sure everyone receives quality training and maximum enjoyment.

At Crystal Dive Resort we schedule the Divemaster course using a personalised flexible scheduling system. Would you like an intensive schedule? Or more relaxed? – It’s up to you!

On average candidates take 4-6 weeks training through to Divemaster, but it’s your choice; if you want to take your time and rack up lots of dives and experience that’s fine with us.

To enroll in a PADI Divemaster course....


Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent

18 years old

Logged 40 scuba dives

Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months

Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Divemaster Internship
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Divemaster Schedules

To begin with you will sit an Orientation. This is conducted by one of our two dedicated ‘Divemaster in Training co-ordinators’.

Our DMT Co-ordinators will be responsible for supervising your entire course and overseeing your schedule from Day 1.

As well as scheduling they personally conduct the following modules:

Skill Circuits

Knowledge Development; Knowledge Reviews & Exams

DM Workshops

Deep Diver Workshop

Search & Recovery Workshop

Water Assessments (swim tests)

Underwater Mapping Project

Emergency Assistance Plan (EAP)

Early during your DM course you will be assigned a ‘mentor’ from our Instructional team. They will personally oversee your progress and ensure your course is progressing as you wish (and as we wish too!).

You will spend some of the course ‘assisting student divers in training’ and although you will have the opportunity to assist a variety of our Instructors, when possible you will assist your mentor.

We will schedule your training in sequence, building up your diving skills, confidence and experience step by step whilst you enjoy Koh Tao’s fantastic dive sites and marine life.

We’ve got over 25 dive sites close to the island ranging from shallow coral reefs, giant boulders, small caves and swim-throughs to deeper outer laying pinnacles. There are also two wreck dives within a 25 minute trip.

As your Divemaster internship progresses, you’ll gradually assume more responsibility, becoming more and more part our team.

You’ll be assisting with:

Boat & dive centre logistics

Assisting our certified Divemasters with certified divers

Delivering briefings to divers

Assisting our Instructors with student diver training

Guiding certified divers on underwater tours

You can dive as much as you want so expect to log many dives, working together with people from all over the world.

Crystal Dive Resort has three purpose built swimming pools. All confined water training activities including the Divemaster course skill circuits are conducted in one of our pools.

We also have 3 medium to large dive boats. Our dive boat runs twice daily; two dives in the morning (from about 07:30- 12:00), then again in the afternoon (from about 12:30 till 17:00) with night dives usually every second night.

Facilties & Logistics

3 purpose built training pools

2 medium & 1 large dive boat

4 purpose built A/C classrooms

1 purpose built A/C function room

Accommodation on Koh Tao

Alongside the Divemaster course we can help organize a range of accommodation to make sure your stay here on Koh Tao is comfortable.

Most long term Dive internship trainees stay at a nearby guesthouse. You can get your own private room with cable TV, fridge, en-suite bathroom, wifi etc. The prices vary depending on size, a/c or fan cooled, whether you want a hot shower and also the season.

If you budget for 10,000 - 14,000 THB per month you won't be disappointed, although there are places available from as little as 7,000 THB per month.

If you prefer something more up market, there are detached private bungalows or houses with multiple bedrooms, kitchens etc. These range from 18,000 - 30,000 THB per month, depending on location, size. etc.

We’re happy to show you around all room options on arrival and help find somewhere you are happy with. And if you have any special requests, please feel free to let us know and we’ll do our best to help.

Fees & Materials

Divemaster Crew Pack
Price: 7,000 THB

.DM Manual
.Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
.PADI Instructor Manual (2015 version)
.Dive Master Slates
.Scuba Tune Up Guide book
.Electronic Recreational Dive Planner
.PADI Log Book

2017 PADI Application Fee
$AUS 196

Pro Level Insurance

Indepths IDEC: £109

As you are completing a Professional level training course, you will be completing multiple dives over multiple days over multiple weeks. It is important you have an insurance policy that covers this type of diving.

We included an INDEPTHS IDEC with all our Diving Lifestyle programs and insist ALL our Divemaster in training candidates hold a personal diving insurance. You can source your own from the wide range available on the market, or alternatively we can arrange the INDEPTHS policy for you.

Course Price: 30,000 THB*

*Course fees ONLY. Does NOT include mandatory PADI Materials, PADI Application fees or Personal Professional level insurance policy.


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7/1 Moo 2, Koh Tao, 84360, Thailand
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