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What to learn
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Where we train
Unless otherwise arranged or specified, all course training will be conducted at the house reef of Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu.
How to proceed
Sign up for the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak which includes other reference materials, like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, that you’ll need during the course.

Also consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review.

By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. We can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waters kills exercises, workshops and practical assessments. Send us an email so we can start discussing your plan to go pro.

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DM Standard Package

From: 50,000

What is included
This flexible training package takes a rescue diver to Divemaster level (PADI DM) in 12 days! Designed as certification course, this helps those who are looking at switching career to professional scuba diving with a minimal expense.


  • 12 training  days
  • Divemaster Crewpak
  • Torch
  • tanks, weights, instruction & certification
  • add-ons may be selected for total flexibility
  • Reusable water bottle & Dive Funatics Mr. Farts Shirt

Not included, are

  • PADI DM Application Fees
  • Meals
  • Other incidental expenses you might incur during your stay
  • See table below for more details

Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course, provided that you have;

  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months;
  • At least 60 logged dives to begin the course and 100 dives to take the PADI IE;
  • Rescue Diver with EFR certification issued in the last 24 months (otherwise, they can be bundled into this package).

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply. Ask us about it.