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So you want to “Go Pro”! The PADI Dive Master course is the first level of becoming a dive professional, if you’re going to do it, do it right!
To get to this point of wanting to become a dive professional you have already invested a great deal of your time and money, you have completed an Open water course, Advanced open water course, Rescue, first aid training and probably completed many dives. Here is not the time to be looking for cheap “Go Pro” options!
Your PADI Dive Master rating should have nothing to do with the amount of air tanks you have filled for free, the amount of hours you have worked in a dive shop for free or the number of fun divers you have guide for free, the rating is gained by you fulfilling and exceeding the performance requirements of the course! This can only be achieved by good instruction and mentoring from quality PADI instructors
As a PADI Dive professional, you will be expected to take charge of situations. Assisting student divers in training, lead certified divers of varying experience levels, handle problems when they arise and act as a role model at all times. Of course we still have fun whilst doing this, otherwise we wouldn’t be doing it!
Here at Crystal Waves, we take great pride in teaching our candidates to the highest level. Our instructors are, I like to think “the best in the industry” there are no short cuts with our training. At our training facility we conduct all courses, in small numbers, maximum 4 students per instructor, as like our Dive master trainee intake, we only allow a maximum 4 DMTs(dive master trainees) at a time. This then allows us to spend plenty of time to work with each candidate. There are parts of the training where we may have all DMT’s working together, such as swim tests, skill circuits and dive theory, although when you are assisting an instructor on other courses, you will be the only DMT with that instructor.
Crystal Waves now offers 3 Dive Master Training options.
Option 1, Platinum
Padi Dive Master course, including required training material. Up to 30 days dive boat work experience, full set of Aqualung dive equipment. This option is ideal for those intending to work in the dive industry, going on to become a PADI instructor, a great way to rack up plenty of dive experience and learn how dive boats should be operated!
Recommended time frame – 6 – 8 weeks 92500thb
Option 2, Gold
Padi Dive Master course, including required training material. Up to 30 days dive boat work experience. This option is ideal for those intending to work in the dive industry, go on to become a PADI instructor. A great way to rack up plenty of dive experience and already own their own gear!
Recommended time frame – 6 – 8 weeks 57500thb
Option 3, Silver
Padi Dive Master course, including required training material. This option is ideal for those intending to work in the dive industry, go on to become a PADI instructor who already have plenty of dive experience.
Recommended time frame – 4 – 6 weeks 37500thb
Crystal Waves Dive Master Trainees, also receive great discounts on PADI specialty courses, IDC’s and a full range of dive equipment!
What is involved in the dive boat work experience?
The dive boat work experience is an added addition to your PADI Dive Master course, not only will it enhance your Dive Master program, you will finish the work experience with a greater understanding of how dive boats really operate. If you intend to go on and work in the dive industry, this experience will put you way ahead of the rest! During your time on the boat, apart from amassing quite a lot of dives in a short period of time, you will also improve all dive related skills in general. Navigation, problem solving, supervisory, dive guiding, organizational and logistical skills are just a few to mention!
The Dive boat work experience is available ten months of the year, it is not available during the months of December and January!
Need somewhere to stay during your training?
Accommodation can be arranged, the rooms are within 5 minutes walking distance of our shop. Large air/con room with private ensuite in quiet location! double bed, fridge, tv, wifi, hot shower. Rooms are 10000thb a month or 600thb a night and include electricity and water.
Who should take this course?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
What will you learn?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.