Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

Real Divers have been teaching Pattaya PADI Divemaster courses for 15 years plus. We take great pride when our Divemasters complete the course and leave with a smile on their face knowing that they had fun learning the knowledge and skills that made them a decent Divemaster.

Pattaya has some great scuba diving both wreck and coral, with over 30 different dive sites. While on the course you will get to dive our best wrecks, HTMS Khram, HTMS Kood, HTMS Mataphon and the famous Hardeep.

Pattaya has some nice coral reefs that you will train on. Koh Rin island has North and South Pinnacles which are home to bamboo sharks and moray eels. Koh man Wichai island has a wall dive plus a coral reef in the shape of a hand named the fingers. The near island dive sites are known for large Hawk-Bill turtles which are seen on most dives.

Pattaya was a quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960s. It’s now lined with brand named hotel resorts, high-rise condos, large seaside shopping malls, night clubs, a red-light district, zoos, beaches, great restaurants. Pattaya also has every type of adrenaline sport from bungee jumping to go-carts, jet ski’s, banana boating, parasailing, sky diving,”scuba diving”. These are just a few reasons why Pattaya is so popular and has Worldwide Tourism.

Pattaya is on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast which is known for its wild nightlife scene and great daytime activities. This attracts international holidaymakers, weekenders from Bangkok and expats. These are our customers! some will become good friends and others will be others. Pattaya is a fun, interesting place to become a Divemaster and it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

What does it take to be a PADI Divemaster?

This is what a decent Divemaster should be. He/She should have role model behavior, know how to plan and lead dives with certified divers from beginner level to experienced levels.

Divemasters should also be able to assist a PADI Dive Instructor on PADI courses such as Discover scuba diving, Open water courses, Advanced and Rescue courses. Help new Divemaster trainee’s once you have gotten some training and experience yourself. 

The training you recieve as a Divemaster will keep you in great stead for many years. Lots of our Divemasters have done up the ladder and are now PADI Instructors and dive shop managers or owners.

By those that know our methods of teaching dive Professionals they will tell you first of all we teach without the worry of giving you too much information! have you ever heard the saying don’t teach them all you know, well we don’t fall into that category. We also don’t teach stuff that is irrelevant to your training? On our Divemaster courses you train with the bosses and staff members in the pool and ocean before you train with actual students or divers, it’s a lot less stressful for you this way.

What is interesting about our Divemaster course?

You will be training on the Pattaya islands, Samae san islands, Jomtien beach, you will be diving in Swimming Pools, diving off 12 metre Speed boats, large chartered boats and our traditional Thai boat in Samae san, real island diving.

You will get the chance to try different types of diving such as Wreck diving, Deep diving, Drift diving etc. You will use equipment you probably haven’t used before, like full face masks, side mounts and Dive propulsion vehicles.

We feel the Divemaster course should be a fun learning experience with a lot of laughter and jokes but placing the emphasis on safety with great dives and training.

For us Instructors; if your “Divemasters know what they are doing and are having fun, then everyone is happy”

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course










Training Details

PADI Divemaster Course Training  Requirements: You must have 40 dives to enroll in the course and logged at least 60 dives by the completion of this course. These dives must include experience in night diving, deep 

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

diving and underwater navigation. At Real Divers we have Dive propulsion vehicles, full face masks, videography/photography, side-mount diving. These are just some of the fun dives on our internship package.

PADI Divemaster Course Knowledge Development: 

PADI eLearning is the easiest method for learning the Divemaster knowledge if you don’t have the time to do an internship. Elearning has diagrams, videos, quick quizzes and the final exam which you can complete in your own time before truning up for the course. By doing this the course can be completed in 10 days to 2 weeks.

The traditional way to learn the Divemaster knowledge is Candidates read the PADI Divemaster Manual, watch DVD’s, complete Knowledge Reviews and exams. Which if are on an Internship you have the time to self-study the Divemaster manual which is cheaper than elearning.

PADI Divemaster Course Stamina and Water Skills:

There are a few swims and a solution thinking test that needs to be completed on the course. You build up the stamina for these swims by diving and snorkeling on the day dive trips. 

The solution test is an Equipment Exchange. Exchanging mask, scuba unit, and fins whilst buddy breathing (Swimming pool) – a fun solution thinking test.

PADI Divemaster Course Rescue Assessment:

Candidates must perform a simulated rescue of an unresponsive, non-breathing diver. 

The exercise is a pass/fail and you do get as many goes as you like until you reach mastery. The candidate’s performance must be of Instructor demonstration quality.

You’ll be assisting with rescue diver courses ensuring that your skills are sharp and honed. If you ever want to go onto being a Dive Instructor this skill is also needs to be completed on your Instructor exams.


PADI Divemaster Course Skill Demonstration: 

Candidates must demonstrate the PADI 24 Basic Scuba Skills. You will be awarded Points from 1 to 5 with a total of 82 points required to pass.

PADI Divemasters can teach a diver the Scuba Review program (Scuba Tune-Up). You need to know how to do these skills to Instructor demonstration quality. 

You will train with the Instructor with real open water students. While doing so you will see how the Instructor demo’s the skill and some of the problems student divers have doing the skill.

Once you have done a few of these sessions you are ready to do your Divemaster skill circuit and be graded.

PADI Divemaster Course Required Training Exercises:

Mapping Project and Dive Briefings.

padi divemaster courseCertified divers go to see the divemaster if they need information about the dive site. You will learn to draw maps and give briefings about them. Divemaster candidates must participate in at least one PADI Open Water course pool session and assist an Instructor in four additional pool or confined water training sessions from any PADI course.

You need to assist the Instructor on a PADI Open water training course, PADI Advanced and Rescue Diver course. We have stated the very least requirements by PADI on our internships you will do many more. We allow you to build your confidence up firstly with our staff members and then actual students and divers, which is a lot of fun, divers are generally nice people.


Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

Essential InfoPattaya PADI Divemaster Course

On the Divemaster internship experience is gained in all areas, class, pool and ocean dives. You will meet lots of new friends on the course (Students, divers, Divemasters/Instructors) as you learn your leadership skills.

Once you’ve completed this course and especially if you want to go on to be a working instructor you will realize that one of the reasons you know what you’re doing is because you had a good Divemaster course.

PADI Divemaster Course prerequisites:

You need to be a certified PADI Rescue Diver or have an equivalent rating. (If equivalent rating the candidate must submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the past 24 months).
Have completed and logged at least 40 dives as documented by the individual’s personal logbook. If you don’t have the dives to start we have discounted multi-dive packages that will get you there. 
Be at least 18 years old at the start of training.
Submit medical clearance for diving signed by a doctor, attesting to fitness to dive. 


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Divemaster course 40 dives Wreck and coral



Real Divers Training Prices with no PADI elearning

3 Week Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course including, PADI Materials, Pool/Ocean 20 Training dives 35,000 Baht.
Up to 2 Month Internship PADI Divemaster Course (including PADI Materials, pool and 40 Ocean Dives – 42,000 Baht.

PADI materials included in the above price (includes Instructor Manual, Divermaster Slates (4), DM
Hologram & information sheet, eRDPML, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
Book, Scuba Tune-Up Workbook, Professional Training Log, Discover Scuba
Diving Instructor Cue Cards, PADI Pros Bag)

Real Divers Training Prices with PADI eLearning completed

Real Divers 3 Week Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course with PADI eLearning completed (Ocean 20 Training dives)  28,000B

PADI eLearning; 290 Aussie dollar (about 6,000B depending on the Aussie dollar). This is a direct payment to PADI.

PADI materials 7,000B (includes Instructor Manual, Divermaster Slates (4), DM
Hologram & information sheet, eRDPML, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
Book, Scuba Tune-Up Workbook, Professional Training Log, Discover Scuba
Diving Instructor Cue Cards, PADI Pros Bag)

Note: PADI Divemaster course there is a direct payment to PADI for your Divemaster application fee 210 Aussie dollars. PADI fees can be subjest to change annually.

How to book and cancellation policy’s

Do you want to do more that one course? Perhaps make your way up the PADI diver ladder to professional levels. Then check out the Real Divers Internship offers, which can save you a lot of money.