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Take the PADI Divemaster course and start your professional diving journey

Taking the PADI divemaster course is the first step of a professional dive career. With this globally recognised certification, you will be able to guide certified divers, assist in the training of new divers, have various equipment and operations-related jobs in dive centres, and be an important part of the dive community by being a role model. Our divemaster course in Ao Nang, Krabi is an amazing way to improve your knowledge and fine-tune skills by gaining a lot of real-life experience, through various in-water workshops, assisting courses, and knowledge development.

Become a Dive Professional with Fast Manta in Krabi

When taking the divemaster course with us, you will become part of the Fast Manta family. You’ll be learning from a team of experienced full-time instructors from around the world, who don’t only focus on you passing your exams, but especially on training you into a high quality divemaster equipped for real-life situations of the future. Our team offers mentoring in everything dive-related, but also in questions about the dive industry and the lifestyle attached to it. We’re partnered up with local real estate agents and bike rental companies to help you find your home and your way around during your stay here in Ao Nang. As part of the family, we will also help you find work in the diving industry in the future. 

We hold conservation in high importance, which is why we offer our own PADI specialty, the Coralyfe Reef First Aid course, as part of our divemaster course.  The schedule of our PADI divemaster course is flexible, and will largely depend on your own wishes. The minimum recommended time to complete the divemaster course is from six to ten weeks. Outside your training dives, we offer unlimited diving during your divemaster course for you to reach your required 60 dives for certification.

Divemaster Course Requirements

PADI (or other equivalent) Advanced Open Water Diver 
PADI (or other equivalent) Rescue Diver.

40 logged scuba dives are required to start the divemaster course.

Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. If you do not have a valid EFR certification, please contact us so we can organise your training.

18 years or older.

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

Our divemaster candidates are required to have their own dive gear. If you do not have your own dive gear yet, we’re happy to assist you in purchasing it at special prices.

Duration & Course Schedule

The divemaster course takes 6 to 10 weeks to complete, depending on the time of the year, weather conditions, and your own wishes. Once you reach out to us and book your course, we will plan your schedule together and provide an outline of the course content and performance requirements.

The schedule of the course depends on the planned length, but will include:

  • Knowledge development, knowledge reviews and final exam (e-learning)
  • Skill circuit
  • Creating an emergency assistance plan for a designated dive site
  • Various dive workshops, dive scenarios (such as deep and search & recovery) and water skills exercises 
  • a diver rescue assessment 
  • Peak performance buoyancy clinic

It is possible to get a 90-day learning tourist visa for Thailand for scuba diving. Once you have booked your course, we will provide you with the needed letter of acceptance to apply for the visa. Please check the requirements on the official government website.

What's Included

*Please note there is an extra fee for acquiring the PADI specialty certification.

Our pricing does not include the requisite national park fees, PADI Divemaster application, yearly PADI Pro fee, PADI certification fee for the Coralyfe Specialty Course, pick ups & accommodation (but we can help you by connecting you with our partners).

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