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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:

  1. Has a high level of personal diving skill
  2. Has instructor level knowledge of scuba theory
  3. Has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities
  4. Is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.

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.

PADI Divemaster with Dive The World Malaysia

As a PADI Divemaster, you'll be qualified to:

  • Organise, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land and boat based;
  • Assist PADI Instructors in conducting scuba programmes;
  • Supervise participants in PADI experience programmes for uncertified divers;
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers;
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers;
  • Enrol in PADI Instructor level training.

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:

  • Be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver;
  • Be certified as a Rescue Diver;
  • Have logged a minimum of 40 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.

You'll complete 3 phases in the PADI Divemaster programme:

  1. Watermanship and skills assessment
  2. Watermanship and stamina
  3. General diving skills

Knowledge Development

  • Dive physics
  • Dive physiology
  • Scuba skills and environment
  • Supervising students in training
  • Dive management and control
  • Scuba dive planning
  • Emergency assistance plan for diving emergencies in the local area
  • Mapping a local Malaysia scuba diving site

Practical Application

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.

Group Instruction

1 Night for Free!

... Book your Divemaster course with us and stay your 1st night on Mabul free of charge - worth US$ 177. Offer available for a limited period only.
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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.

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Local Contact Office: 4th Floor, Room 422-424 Wisma Sabah
Kota Kinabalu 88300, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
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