Divemaster ( 8-week course )

The SSI Divemaster program is your first step in becoming a dive professional.! In addition to guiding certified divers, Divemasters get to assist on courses, work on dive vessels and in resorts, as well as teach snorkelling courses. This course expands your understanding of the broad subject of diving and all diving theory. This is an internship-style course, where you participate in the daily life of a busy dive shop. The course includes skills development both in confined waters and open water to the level that you can demonstrate to others. Your training will also cover the safety aspects of being a dive leader. You will learn how to best take care of your customers in a variety of conditions and work with our most experienced instructors allowing you to learn from different teaching styles.


Week 1  Dive Experience


Meet your instructor to complete paperwork and planning your DMT schedule. Then fun dive, fun dive, fun dive until you have a minimum of 40 dives.

Week 2  Orientation + Diving Skills + Assists


Improve your underwater navigation skills up to a professional level. Followed by Assist skills development.

Week 3 - 4 Science of Diving +  Dive Guide Theory 


Meet your instructor to discuss and learn Dive Guide and science of diving theory. ( Self Study )

Morning dives for skills development and practice. Final Exam ( 98% pass rate requirement )

Week 5 - 6 Course Assists + Skills Development


Start assisting courses with numerous instructors to help you learn skills and develop your own methods and style. You will assist instructors with different skill levels, from zero experience through to advanced. 

*requirement: Assist in all courses from Basic Diver through to Stress & Rescue including Specialities.


Weeks 7 - 8 Dive Guide + Dive Briefings


Become a professional dive guide, learning dive guide practical skills, leading fun dives and practising your dive briefings before obtaining your new profession! *night dive lead required



Have at least the following equipment of your own:


  • Dive computer

  • Compass

  • SMB and reel

  • Whistle

  • Diver´s tool (knife or a cutting tool)

  • Mask, snorkel, and fins


Price includes


  • Unlimited dives for the duration of the course

  • Diving gear

  • Online theory materials – Diamond access (Online and offline access to digital training materials)

  • Snacks and drinks on the boat

  • Certification and registration fees

  • First-year SSI membership fees


Course requirements


  • Minimum age 18 years

  • Minimum 40 dives (Can be completed with us free of charge)

  • Stress & Rescue rating or equivalent

  • SSI Advanced Adventurer Certification or equivalent 

  • Have a current medical examination for scuba diving and a signed medical questionnaire

Contact Us

+66 (0)7 745 7074


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Ko Pha-ngan 

Surat Thani


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