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PADI Divemaster Course on Koh Lanta Island with Go Dive Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Divemaster Course Experience :

The Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career?

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with a Dive Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.


Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Before book Divemaster Course

To enroll in a Divemaster Program

  • You must be Rescue Diver (or equivalent certification)

  • 18 years old or older.

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

  • Divemaster Course : At least 60 dives to begin the course.

  • Divemaster PLUS Course : At least 40 dives to begin the course. 60 logged dives to earn certification.

  • Divemaster Internship Course : At least 20 dives to begin the course. 60 logged dives to earn certification.


Note :
  • that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask our Dive Instructor.

Please complete the following forms :

Please check the health requirements for this course.
Download a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)


Please Remember :

If you taking this course you will need to stay on Koh Lanta.

  • Divemaster Course at least 2 weeks.

  • Divemaster Course PLUS at least 1 month.

  • Divemaster Internship Course at least 3 month.

Please find your long term accommodation here.


How to getting to Koh Lanta?

If you need transfer service please find more detail about transfer here.


What do I need to bring with me at Swimming pool / Beach / On the Boat?
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Sun lotion

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Your Scuba gear

  • At the pool / beach some money for lunch

  • Big Smiles


If you need to Flying after diving

for Recreational Diving please see information here.


What you will learn in Divemaster Course?


Knowledge Development (Theory)


Course contents

The Divemaster Course (2-3 Dives/day) takes 2 weeks training.

The Divemaster PLUS Course (2-3 Dives/day) takes 2 weeks -1 month training.

The Divemaster Internship Course (2-3 Dives/day) takes 1-3 month training.


Watermanship and skills assessment
  • Watermanship and stamina

  • General diving skills


Knowledge Development (Theory)

Our instructor will provide you with all of the information you need by using a video and verbal presentation.


  • Diving physics

  • Diving physiology

  • Diving skills and environment

  • Supervising students in training

  • Dive management and control

  • Dive planning

  • Emergency assistance plan for Diving emergencies in the local area

  • Mapping a local open water site


Practical Application
  • This involves training activities using various structured training sessions

  • simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs.


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.


The Knowledge Development is now also available online as an eLearning Course.


Training in Swimming Pool or Shore

In the relaxed and stress free environment of our swimming pool you will practice all skill exercises.


Training in open water

During your course you will participate in training dives which will last 40-60 minutes each.

you will apply the skills, combined with a guided tour to explore Koh Lanta's tropical reefs. Your instructor will show you a huge variety of tropical coral and fish. Clown fish, barracudas, lion fish, trumpet fish, groupers and many other marine creatures will greet you in their world.


Safety & Fun.

Your experienced buddy and instructor understands your problems as a beginner and will be there  to assist you whilst under water.


What you can teach after becoming certified Divemaster?

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives

  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course

  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program

  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience

  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program

  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.

  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.

  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.

  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:

    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises

    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)

  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.

  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission

  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor's indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.

  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.


Rates are inclusive of :


  • All your training

  • Professional instruction fee

  • Guaranteed small class of ratio 4:1

  • Maximum 4 students to 1 instructor

  • Dive briefing

  • 1-3 Tank/day

  • Weights & Belt

  • Group insurance cover 1,000,000 THB

  • Round transfer Hotels on Koh Lanta/Dive Shop


On The Big Boat

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch (Thai food buffet)

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks

  • Coffee & Tea

  • Electrolyte beverage


On The Speed Boat

  • Lunch

  • Tropical fruit

  • Drinking water

  • Soft drinks


Rates are Exclusive of :


  • Accommodation

  • Transport

  • Meals - only meals on boat trips are included

  • Divemaster member fee yearly

  • Divemaster course manuals and work book

  • Diving & Snorkeling Gear

  • Additional cost for Diving Insurance 350 THB/day

  • Rental Dive Computer 350 THB/day

  • Rental Nitrox Tank 300 THB/tank

  • Rental 15L Tank 200 THB/tank

  • Rental DIN adapter 150 THB/day

  • Rental Diving Torch Rental 200 THB/day


Divemaster Candidate can only going on Go Dive boat for training dive if going on another boat need to pay for extra cost.


Surcharges on the course rates apply for non-local dives sites :

  • Hin Deang - Hin Muang*

  • The 3 Adventure

  • Koh Yung


Surchages for Speed Boat 1,400 THB/diver/day 

Surcharges to be paid in the Go Dive office.


National Marine Park Fee :

The National Marine Park Fee will be added to your bill and is payable on or before the day of the trip. If your trips are not within the National Marine Park then you do not need to pay the Fee.


Divemaster Program itinerary


Arrival Day : Sign up, get Divemaster Course Manual Crew Pack 
with a brief explanation of how to use it from our Staff. (reading & complete knowledge review) at Go Dive Shop 1 day before start course.


Training Day at Swimming Pool or Beach :

08:00 - 08:45 AM. Be ready at Go Dive Lanta Office.

09:00 AM Knowledge development (Theory) Reviewing knowledge review with your instructor.

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Traing Confined Water


Training Day on the Big Boat : Local Day Trip

07:00 AM. Be ready at Go Dive Lanta Office.

08:00 AM. Departure from Go Dive Lanta Jetty

08:15 AM. Welcome on board, Boat briefing

08:30 AM. Breakfast

09:00 AM. Dive Briefing

10:00 AM. Dive 1st (Training Dive)

11:00 AM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit, Dive Briefing

12:15 AM. Dive 2nd (Training Dive)

01:15 PM. Lunch, Dive Briefing

02:30 PM. Dive 3rd (Optional)

03:30 PM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit

05:30 PM. Boat arrive to Go Dive Lanta Jetty

If making 2 dives the boat will be back around 03:30 - 04:00 PM


Training Day on the Big Boat : Super Day Trip

06:00 AM. Be ready at Go Dive Lanta Office.

07:00 AM. Departure from Go Dive Lanta Jetty,

07:15 AM Welcome on board, Boat briefing

07:30 AM. Breakfast

10:30 AM. Dive Briefing

11:00 AM. Dive 1st (Training Dive)

12:00 AM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit, Dive Briefing

01:15 AM. Dive 2nd (Training Dive)

02:15 PM. Lunch, Dive Briefing

03:30 PM. Tea & Coffee, Tropical Fruit

05:30 PM. Boat arrive to Go Dive Lanta Jetty


Training Day on the Speed Boat : Super Day Trip

07:00 AM. Be ready at Go Dive Lanta Office.

08:00 AM. Departure from Go Dive Lanta Jetty

08:15 AM. Welcome on board, Boat briefing

09:30 AM. Dive Briefing

10:00 AM. Dive 1st : (Training Dive)

11:00 AM. Tropical Fruit, Dive Briefing

12:00 PM. Dive 2nd : (Training Dive)

01:30 PM. Lunch, Dive Briefing

02:30 PM. Dive 3rd (Optional)

03:30 PM. Tropical Fruit

04:00 PM. Boat arrive to Go Dive Lanta Jetty

If making 2 dives the boat will be back around 02:30 PM


Dive Trips suitable for this course :

Koh Ha, Koh Bida, Koh Phi Phi, HTMS Kled Kaew Ship WreckHin Deang - Hin Muang*, The 3 Adventure, Koh YungThe Jetty, etc.


Remark :

** All itineraries & schedules are weather permitting, sea conditions, currents, tide, minimum numbers and may change without prior notice as the instructors see fit.

*** Rates are only valid for bookings paid via internet!.



Next Step >>

The fun doesn't need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further - Enriched Air Nitrox Diver / Divemaster Course

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