Divemaster Training - Thailand
A great Divemaster Package on our Similan Liveaboard
Seize the day and become a professional diver! Our Similan Divemaster/Dive Control Specialist Internship program is unique. You will dive from our liveaboard in the Similan Islands, while living, diving and learning in the world-famous tropical paradise of Khao Lak, Thailand. Your Divemaster course operates with your own instructor dedicated to teaching you to become a professional diver.
Why do my Dive Con/Dive Master course at Wicked Diving?
- Small groups, maximum 4 candidates per course
- Similan Islands the best diving in Thailand
- Get experience on liveaboard diving, daytrips and local dives
- Scheduled lectures on dive theory
- Not a course for "party people" only aspiring pro's need apply
- Dedicated instructor to each course
- Visit to the hyperbaric chamber
- Get involved in a local conservation program
- It's not just a course, you will be part of the team!
- You can choose to do the course with SSI or PADI
Think we are just blowing bubbles? Check out this review
We are now accepting applications for our 2012-2013 season (dates are approximate):
October 14th, 2013 - Sorry, Fuly Booked
November 25th, 2013 - 3 Spaces Available
January 6th, 2014 - 2 Spaces Available
February 17th, 2014 - 3 Spaces Available
March 30th, 2014 - 4 Spaces Available
The Professional Divemaster Package is only $2150 USD
The professional package includes:
- Minimum of 40 dives on 3 Similan Liveaboard Trips and local wreck trips
- 6 weeks Accommodation
- Oxygen Provider Course
- Free Airport Transfer on arrival
- Free Wireless Internet
- Organize Local Conservation/Education program
- 15 % discount on all equipment purchases
- Organize Local Conservation Program
- 20% discount on all Specialty Programs
We are also an Instructor Training facility, so you can move up to the next level after you complete Thailand’s best Divemaster training course. Not included are the Divemaster/Dive-con study materials, Certification fees and use of dive equipment.
How does the course look like?
We do not offer “short courses” and we are not a factory school. We only enroll ONLY 4 interns at one time. We aim for the most thorough training and our goal is to make you an employable, experienced member of the worldwide professional diving community. Our course is twice as long as most other shops and almost all our former Divemaster /Dive-
Con students are working as DM’s in the Similan Islands and around the world. In fact several of our own staff are our former students!
You will be “immersed” in the world of scuba diving. Not just being taught, but actually working alongside your instructors on our Similan Island liveaboard, on our longtail and maybe even arranging and conducting trips to Khao Lak’s local shipwrecks! You will learn how a shop runs, how to coordinate a dive trip, to supervise divers in the water – even how to assist in teaching courses! Our Similan Divemaster/Dive-Con course is for the passionate diver – who wants more!
You will find your head “swimming” with all the new experiences – imagine showing the incredible dive sites of the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock to “your divers”. You will be tending to our guests safety as you share your passion for the marine life you see on each dive, while readying them and their equipment for the next dive. In the shop you will get hands-on training for the real world – seeing how trips are planned and prepared for, equipment serviced and paperwork (yup, there is STILL paperwork – even in diving) readied for each guest.
When you join our “school”, you’ll see that things are different. We are passionate about safety and service. We are a small school with the personal touch. You will be mentored through the internship with your own instructor, but all our staff lend a hand in training.
It is not often you can take 6 weeks out of your hectic life to live in the tropics, enjoy one of the worlds truly great cuisines, dive some of the best dive sites in the world (Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai), visit white sand beaches for your lunch break and still end up with a career!
Please realize that by joining this diving adventure you are not guaranteeing your certification in any courses since course certification is a result of completing/passing required coursework, completing dives and/or examinations.
Did you know that Wicked Diving is the first dive center in Thailand with a responsible tourism policy! We not only have policies and practices for improving our role in the community and ecosystem - YOU will be an active part of this too. We firmly believe that as a professional diver, it will be part of your responsibility to increase the awareness of your divers, the dive center you eventually work at and your fellow divers about conservation efforts and community endeavours.
Dive Control Specialist vs Divemaster - what's the difference?
Here at Wicked Diving you can choose to do either your Dive Control Specialist course or the Dive Master course. The Dive Control Specialist course is designed to give you all the necessary knowledge to work as a Divemaster and an Assistant Instructor who is able guide certified people on dives and teach parts of the course independent or under the indirect supervision of a Dive Instructor. A Dive Master is mainly trained to work as a guide and can assist instructors under direct supervision, that means that the instructor needs to be there all the time. As a Dive Control Specialist you can teach try dives to people that have never dived before or teach the theory and swimming pool part of the open water diver course. This will make you more versatile and allows you to gain valuable experience.
As a Dive Control Specialist Trainee you follow the same program as the Divemaster Candidates, but we add to that an extra module; that of classroom, swimming pool and open water presentations. During these presentations you will get to practice teaching academic sessions and learn how to organize and conduct swimming pool and open water sessions in a safe and efficient way. The price for both courses is the same.
Staying and living in Khao Lak
Living here is inexpensive. Unlike Phuket, this is a small town with lots of relaxed places to live. You can choose from serviced units (like hotel rooms) or actual houses with kitchens. Often times you will find that staying with other DMT’s (Dive Master Trainee’s) is a great way to live cheaply and share study time.
Khao Lak is about one hour North of Phuket Airport, but is a world away from the madness and chaos of Phuket. Khao Lak is a small town with lots of beaches and quiet laid-back restaurants. We are surrounded by the Khao Lak – Lamru National Park, and of course the World Famous Khao Sok National Park is just up the road from here.
Please bear this in mind – unlike Phuket, Khao Lak is quiet. Lacking in real nightlife and “go-go” bars, we like it. If you are coming to Thailand to party, this is NOT the town for you. On the other hand if you are here to dive, learn about diving and to see some of the best dive sites in Thailand – come on up!
You'll also find that we offer so much more. With Climbing, trekking, golfing, snorkeling, kayaking all within a few minutes of Khao Lak. Don't just dive with us - experience Khao Lak! Stay for a few weeks and see how things are...maybe just disappear into a hammock for a while...
Check on our Responsible Tourism policy for more information on the many non-diving activities you may participating in.