For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack, look no further. The PADI Divemaster programme is your first step leadership level in the PADI System of diver education. This rating denotes you as a person who:
In other words, you're the cream of the crop and the Malaysia diving industry wants you!
As you may know, many Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors. So, the training and experience you gain trough the PADI Divemaster programme helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator. To help shape you into a dive professional, PADI has developed the PADI Divemaster Crew-Pak and various other training materials.
As a PADI Divemaster, you'll be qualified to:
You not only get to dive a lot, but you'll also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun in diving as you do! Scuba divers will look up to you as a leader who can mentor and motivate others.
To qualify for Divemaster training whilst exploring some fantastic Malaysia scuba opportunities, you'll need to:
You'll complete 3 phases in the PADI Divemaster programme:
This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programmes. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.
As a newly-qualified dive professional, you'll want to have all your own standard scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a knife, and surface signaling devices. It's recommended to have these at the start of the course to improve your familiarity with it. During practical skills exercises such as underwater mapping and search and recovery, you'll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.
Upon successfully completing the PADI Divemaster programme, you'll receive a certification card and wall certificate denoting this rating. You'll also become a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance.
Location: Mabul or Kota Kinabalu
Boat dives: ~25
Duration: 8 days minimum
Total Price Per person (incl. all taxes):US$ 859, including 1 night accommodation, free of charge
Extras: Kota Kinabalu courses only: the Sabah park fee is once off US$ 14 per person, and the jetty fee is US$ 2 per person per dive day.
Note for courses in Kota Kinabalu: If you prefer you can pay a 20% deposit upon booking, and then pay the balance on your arrival.