Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

Why take the Divemaster course with us? Our PADI Course Director and PADI staff Instructors have been teaching the Pattaya PADI Divemaster course for 15 years plus, we also make the course a lot of fun because we know what we are doing and know people differ with training. You will have the time of your life on our Divemaster course in Pattaya so why not take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career.

Pattaya PADI divemaster course

Scuba divers look up to divemaster’s because they are leaders who mentor and help motivate other divers on dives and PADI courses. As a divemaster you will get to experience the joy of seeing other divers/students have as much fun in diving as you do.

We take great pride when our Divemasters complete the course and then either work with us and go on to become good Dive Instructors or they go to other dive centers and we hear them recieve recognition on their professionalism/skills/work ethics in the dive industry as a Divemaster. We are a PADI 5 STAR Instructor Development Center which means we can also take you the next step “becoming a Dive Instructor“.

pattaya padi divemaster course

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

Pattaya itself is an exceptional place to train as a Divemaster as it has everything you need for the course. Pattaya has some great scuba diving both wreck and coral dives, 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 WWII Hardeep wreck.

pattaya padi divemaster course

Pattaya has some outstanding coral reef dive sites that you will train on. There are two sets of islands”the Near islands and the Far islands” Koh Rin island is on the far islands and is one of the premier dive sites. It also has its 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 dive in the shape of a hand nicknamed “the fingers”on these sites you will see puffer fish, angel fish and butterfly fish plus many more tropical marine life . The near island dive sites such as Koh Larn and Koh Sak are known for large Hawk-Bill turtles which are seen on most dives both sets of islands offer coral and wreck dives.

PADI Divemaster course Pattaya Thailand

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 we at Real Divers will make it a life time experience that you’ll never forget.

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

pattaya padi divemaster course

What does it take to be a PADI Divemaster?

This is what a decent Divemaster should be. A Divemaster 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 diver courses. Once you have gotten some training and experience yourself you can then also help out with new Divemaster trainee’s.

PADI Divemaster course Pattaya Thailand

The training you recieve as a Divemaster will keep you in great stead for many years. Lots of our Divemasters have gone up the ladder and are now PADI Instructors, chief Instructors, dive shop managers/owners and even Course Directors (PADI’s top ranking Dive Instructor)

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 course you train with our Course Director and top Instructors/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 our 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, professionalism with great dives and training.

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

After diving there is always something to do in Pattaya whether it’s going out to restaurants, movies or * bars and *nightclubs (* just as long as you’re not diving the next day) there are Instructors/divemasters/staff which you can tag a long with and we can show you around the town. We also have our BBQ nights and ceremony nights at the dive center which are always fun.

Training Details

PADI Divemaster Course Training  Requirements and Prerequisites:

You must have 40 dives to enroll on the course, these dives must include experience in deep diving, underwater navigation and night diving. 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). If you don’t have the dives to start we have discounted multi-dive packages that will get you there.

pattaya padi divemaster course
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, which we can give you the medical forms for your Doctor.

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

PADI Divemaster Course Knowledge Development: 

PADI eLearning is the easiest method for learning the Divemaster knowledge especially 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 turning up for the course. By doing the elearning the course can be completed in 10 days to 2 weeks easily.

The traditional way to learn the Divemaster knowledge is Candidates read the PADI Divemaster Manual, watch DVD’s, complete Knowledge Reviews and exams in class, this method is time consuming.

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.

As a Divemaster 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 also needs to be completed on your Instructor exams.

PADI Divemaster Course Skill Demonstration: 

Candidates must demonstrate the PADI 24 scuba skill circuit. 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 and practiced you are then ready to do your Divemaster skill circuit and be graded.

PADI Divemaster Course Required Training Exercises:

Mapping Project and Dive Briefings. Certified 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 also 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 of the PADI courses.

You will also 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 can 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.

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Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course

Essential Info

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 Divemaster/Instructor you will realize that one of the reasons you know what you’re doing is because you had a good Divemaster course.

Pattaya PADI Divemaster Course
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Divemaster course 40 Wreck and coral dives


PADI Divemaster package prices

PADI Divemaster course Budget package – 38,000B – 10 to 14 days
Divemaster course
PADI e-learning
All PADI mandatory materials for the course
Pool Sessions
Knowledge Development sessions
At least 20 Training dives
PADI Divemaster course Deluxe package – 44,000B – 1 month
Divemaster Internship course
PADI e-learning
All PADI mandatory materials for the course
Pool Sessions
Knowledge Development sessions
At least 40 Training dives
PADI Divemaster course Deluxe package – 75,000B – 5 weeks
Divemaster Internship course
PADI e-learning
All PADI mandatory materials for the course
Pool Sessions
Knowledge Development sessions
At least 50 Training dives
5 PADI specialties – Deep – Wreck – Navigation – Nitrox – Drift
Master Scuba Diver rating

There is a direct fee to PADI for your Divemaster application which is paid in Aussie dollars $260

We teach in English, Thai and Chinese and also have group discounts.

We are flexible with our schedules and the courses can be completed over a series of weekends that can go on for as long as you like.

All the above course packages have no hidden costs. We will need a 5,000B deposit per person for the PADI elearning and booking.

We can teach the course in English, Chinese or Thai and have course materials in many other languages.

If you are interested in booking your PADI Divemaster course with us or you need more info? such as group discounts? let us know how many people and give us a phone call or email for the price. 

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To book your course


PHONE: Dive Shop – 038-232-476


Neil – 087-602-1411                


Kat – 093-594-9191


Contact details plus map to the dive center

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.