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The PADI Divemaster program at Buddha View Dive Centre offers comprehensive training and guidance for underwater enthusiasts. Renowned for its international recognition, the program sets a leading standard in the industry while aiming to add value to the local diving community. Designed for individuals seeking to enhance their underwater skills and play an effective role within the diving community, the program includes theoretical classes, practical training, underwater guidance, problem-solving skills, and emergency management content. This program elevates experienced divers to a professional level while imparting leadership and teamwork skills in the local diving environment. Throughout the program, you'll immerse  

yourself in the vibrant underwater world of koh tao, exploring stunning dive sites and encountering fascinating marine life. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality training, safety, and environmental conservation. We believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere, where you'll be part of a family of dive professionals who share your passion. Don't miss this opportunity to turn your love for diving into a lifelong career.

Join our Divemaster training program in Koh Tao, and let us guide you on an unforgettable journey towards becoming a certified dive professional. Contact us today to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

The program

The PADI Divemaster program is a substantial step towards a professional diving career, providing extensive training and a deep understanding of diving knowledge and skillsWe recommend a minimum of three weeks for the course, but the more time you invest, the more confident and skilled you will become! The ideal time to invest is around 6 weeks. You can start whenever suits you best, and if you are on a specific time line or planning, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss possibilities!

Divemaster Training is structured to be a flexible program, Flexibility here means it doesn't follow strict rules tracking every day like other courses, insisting on completing specific tasks on a set schedule. This can vary depending on weather conditions, sea conditions, and the health status of the candidate or instructor. However, under normal circumstances, it operates on this schedule

Here is a more detailed overview of the program:

Course Structure:

  • Theoretical Knowledge Development: The course covers dive theory, diving physics, physiology, equipment, decompression theory, and the environment. Candidates undergo comprehensive training to develop a solid understanding of these fundamental aspects.

  • Water Skills: Throughout your Divemaster program you will need to complete five waterskills exercises, earning a combined score of at least 15. These exercises consist of:

  • Exercise 1: 400 Meters Swim

  • Exercise 2: 15-minute Tread

  • Exercise 3: 800 Meters Swim

  • Exercise 4: 100 Meters Diver Tow

  • Exercise 5: Equipment Exchange

  • Practical Application: As part of the course, candidates enhance their scuba diving skills to demonstration quality, ensuring they are capable of demonstrating skills for student divers.

  • Leadership and Supervision: Participants learn how to supervise dive activities and assist with the organization and execution of diving operations. This involves guiding certified divers and assisting with student diver training.

Training Process:

  • The Divemaster course requires completion of knowledge development through self-study, classroom sessions, and independent research. Candidates take assessments and exams to ensure understanding and proficiency.

  • The practical training involves working closely with PADI Instructors, assisting them with student divers, leading certain dive programs, and providing guidance and feedback.


Upon successful completion of the Divemaster program, candidates receive a PADI Divemaster certification. This certification enables them to:

  • Assist PADI Instructors with students.

  • Supervise certain diving activities independently.

  • Lead specific PADI programs, such as the Scuba Review and the Skin Diver course.

Overall, the Divemaster program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to start their professional journey in the diving industry. It's a stepping stone for those interested in becoming scuba diving professionals and pursuing roles as dive guides, assistant instructors, or pursuing further levels of professional diving education.


You must be a certified PADI Rescue Diver (or a comparable certification from a recognized dive organization)

Emergency Action Plan (should be completed in the Rescue Course; if not, it can be completed here)

You must be at least 18 years old

You must have at least 40 logged dives

You must have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary course in the past 24 months

In good physical health as well as being medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician no longer than 12 months ago


We have different Divemaster Packages ,
According to your choice ,For all direct booking a deposit
 will be requested.

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Full Divemaster training

PADI Digital DM Crew Pack + DM Slates (+฿10,000)

PADI Divemaster application fee (+$269.50 AUD)

Candidate pays own medical assessment (฿200)

Source your own required DM equipment (slate, compass, linecutter, SMB & reel will be needed for the course)

As a DM it is best to own your own equipment, but for the duration of your course you are free to use our shop equipment as needed (excluding required DM equipment listed above) *

20 dives for free

Free Buddha View T-shirt!

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30000 THB

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54000 THB

Full Divemaster training

Additional buoyancy workshop day

Additional sidemount workshop day

PADI Digital DM Crew Pack + Slates included

PADI Divemaster application fee included

Required medical assessment included

Required DM equipment pack for you to keep (slate, compass, linecutter, SMB & reel) included

As a DM it is best to own your own equipment, but for the duration of your course you are free to use our shop equipment as needed *

Unlimited dives

Dive insurance included

Free Buddha View T-shirt!

* If you prefer to purchase your own equipment we can assist you to source everything on Koh Tao. We will use our shop discount for better prices.

Divemaster Package Upgrades




58000 THB

DMC + 1 SP

Divemaster Full Package


Nitrox Speciality




66000 THB


Divemaster Full Package


Nitrox Speciality


Wreck Diver Speciality


Deep Diver Speciality




77000 THB


Divemaster Full Package


Nitrox Speciality


Wreck Diver Speciality


Deep Diver Speciality


Sidemount Speciality


82990 THB


Open Water


Advanced Open Water


Rescue Diver




20 Dives


Divemaster Full Package

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