SSI Divemaster

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Join us on Koh Tao and join one of the best SSI Divemaster Courses on the island.

Spend 2 months enjoying unlimited diving and become a professional diver!

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What is the Divemaster Course?

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The Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification course and allows you to change your life and start getting paid for what you love to do - dive! 
 
With the Divemaster Certification you become a certified assistant, able to help Instructors when teaching students, and are licensed to lead certified divers all around the world. 
 
When you join us here on Koh Tao for the Divemaster (DM) Course we provide you all the tools and knowledge needed to become an employable, professional Divemaster.
 
With unlimited diving available every day, and up to  trips per day to choose from, most of our Divemasters leave having logged well over 100 dives. 
 
When you start the course you will be assigned a mentor, who’s job is to be your main reference. However, due to the nature of our shop, and the fact that all our Instructors teach courses of every level, you will become involved with every instructor and Divemaster, and become more like a part of the New Wave Diving Family.
 
As your SSI Divemaster Course continues, and your ability grows, you will be given increased responsibility, from choosing the dive sites, helping with shop logistics, assisting and conducting various courses, as well as leading certified divers on tours of our fantastic Koh Tao dive sites.

The Divemaster Course takes between 6 and 8 weeks, although it is possible to do it in less time, and is available for anyone aged 18 years and older that has completed the Rescue Diver Course and is medically fit, or else has a doctors approval for diving.

Either way, as part of the course we need to get a medical completed on Koh Tao which costs 250 THB.  

All knowledge development sessions will be conducted in our beach front location, unless otherwise requested.

What's included in the Divemaster program?

Stingray Package
THB 37,000
Koh Tao Agreed Minimum Price
Digital Divemaster Materials
2 Months Unlimited Diving
Unlimited Sail Rock Trips
Individually Catered Course
2 Reef Clean Up Days
All Equipment Rentals
10% Discount on Equipment Purchases
Free Taxi on Arrival & Return
Free Diving Insurance
Free Dive Briefing Slates
Free Dry Bag
x2 New Wave Diving T-Shirt (RRP 700 THB)
Dive Briefing Slates
Dive Guide Course
Science of Diving Specialty
Divemaster Certification
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Barracuda Package
THB 49,900
Full Retail Price of 59,850 THB
Digital Divemaster Materials
2 Months Unlimited Diving
Unlimited Sail Rock Trips
Individually Catered Course
2 Reef Clean Up Days
All Equipment Rentals
15% Discount on Equipment Purchases
Free Taxi on Arrival & Return
Free Diving Insurance
Free Dive Briefing Slates
Free Dry Bag
x3 New Wave Diving T-Shirt (RRP 700 THB)
Dive Briefing Slates
Dive Guide Course
Science of Diving Specialty
Divemaster Certification
Nitrox Specialty
Navigation Specialty
Specialty Diver Certification
Night Specialty
Deep Specialty
Advanced Open Water Certification
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Whaleshark Package
THB 58,000
Full Retail Price of 70,100 THB
Digital Divemaster Materials
2 Months Unlimited Diving
Unlimited Sail Rock Trips
Individually Catered Course
2 Reef Clean Up Days
All Equipment Rentals
15% Discount on Equipment Purchases
Free Taxi on Arrival & Return
Free Diving Insurance
Free Dive Briefing Slates
Free Dry Bag
x3 New Wave Diving T-Shirt (RRP 700 THB)
Dive Briefing Slates
Dive Guide Course
Science of Diving Specialty
Divemaster Certification
Nitrox Specialty
Navigation Specialty
Specialty Diver Certification
Night Specialty
Deep Specialty
Advanced Open Water Certification
Wreck Specialty
Advanced Wreck Specialty
Master Diver Certification
Equipment Maintenance Workshop
Dive Equipment Retail Workshop
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What's The Schedule?

Unlike many of our other courses, the SSI Divemaster Course is individually catered and scheduled. As mentioned, most people complete the course in around 6 to 8 weeks.

However, some candidates prefer to get it done faster so that they can attend an Instructor Course on a certain date, or simply so they can start working.

That being said, all of our Divemaster Courses focus on 3 core training areas; 

Whaleshark on Koh Tao, Divemasters see whalesharks

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in our packages. 

However, we support all our customers whenever we can

There are several options that offer monthly accommodation, and most start at around THB 7,500 per month, including all bills and Wi-Fi. 

TThis is for a fan room. From here prices rise, with AC varieties available for around THB 10,000 per month. Generally, we recommend booking the first few nights somewhere and then we can show you around, so you can decide where you want to live. You can find some of them at the bottom of the page!

How to proceed?

There's 2 simple options - the first, follow the book now links and all will be straightforward. You will be taken to Paypal to place a deposit of 2,000 THB, after which you will receive an email confirmation of your booking, usually within 10 hours. We start courses every day, so don't worry about the start date!

We understand planning holidays is hard, and if you're like us, the last thing you want to do is spend hours trying to arrange every single detail. For this reason we offer a 100% refund policy on all cancellations within 12 hours.

Alternatively, send us an email and see what we can do to help. Perhaps you're not sure if you want to join straight away with a course, or perhaps your timings or commitments are a concern...

No worries - simply tell us what's on your mind and we will do whatever we can! 

What's Next?

The SSI Divemaster is your tool to making your passion into an employment option.

Divemasters around the world enjoy a relaxed lifestyle doing what they love; leading dives and assisting with bringing this diving passion to other people.

As a result, there are a number of people who stay at this level and continue at this level for their professional diving career.

New Wave Diving often employ DMs that have trained with us since they already adapt to our systems, and when we don't need staff, we have contact with a number of dive shops so can assist with getting your paid SSI work.

However, for some, the passing of knowledge and love for the underwater environment becomes intoxicating, and as such, they choose to continue with the SSI Instructor Course, which is again something we can help you with if you send us a message!

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