Dive Master Internship
“The Divemaster program welcomes you to the ranks of a dive professional”
What is the Divemaster Internship?
Divemaster is the entry point for a professional scuba diver. You’ll do a 2-3 month internship on beautiful Koh Tao, diving all the time, meeting tons of new people and having the time of your life. When you’ve completed the course, you’ll be certified to lead qualified divers out on dives. This is the start of a great career in diving.
Why Roctopus Pro?
We are proud to offer some of the most progressive and professional diving programs in the world. We guarantee that you will get diver training following the latest techniques, use of the most updated materials and being taught by some of the most experienced diving educators in the world. We also promise that you will have a lot of fun during your courses!
At Roctopus Pro, our courses include more time with students, more time in the water and more tips and hints than are required by any dive agency. We don’t just want our students to pass courses, but comprehensively understand every element of the course programme and exude confidence in all areas of the professional dive industry. Through this approach we have built a strong reputation in producing high quality dive professionals who can work internationally.
As part of this approach, we go above and beyond just the requirements for divemaster. We offer an equipment workshop with one of the leading equipment technicians on the island, a videography workshop with one of the underwater photography companies, monthly lectures on marine biology/tech diving/environmental conservation. We also just started a monthly Koh Tao clean-up where we dive a reef and remove trash and clean up Koh Tao’s beaches as well.
When choosing a dive centre take a look at the instructors from whom you’ll be learning. This is the most important thing to consider. Where else will you learn from a world renowned technical diver, someone with a graduate degree from Harvard, and a dive medic with years of experience working in re-compression chambers?
In March 2015, we opened up the Roctopus Pro Center, a building entirely dedicated to professional and specialty training to ensure easy access to training materials and education free from distraction. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s attached to a fantastic Thai restaurant!
As an extra bonus, we throw in a free Roctopus T-Shirt and a copy of the Koh Tao Dive Guide with maps of all the local dive sites, a hand signals guide and a fish identification guide.
We love diving and promise to share that passion with you during your training. We strive for the highest quality in all aspects of your development as a diver regardless of level.
What are the prerequisites?
Before you start the prerequisite courses, you’ll only need the following:
- Be at least 18 years old
Before you begin the divemaster course proper you’ll need the following. If you already have any of these you’ll save some money and be a few steps ahead:
- Have a current medical exam for scuba diving not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner. This can be done on Koh Tao inexpensively.
- To be a certified open water diver and rescue diver from a recognized agency. These courses can be done at Roctopus Dive. Contact Us for a price breakdown.
- Certified in First Aid and 02 Provider within the last 2 years. If you don’t have these, you can do our comprehensive First Aid course.
- Experience in the following 3 areas:
- Night/Limited Visibility Diving
- Deep Diving
For these you can get your own experience or complete our Specialty Courses. We are currently offering a deal on the Deep and Nitrox Specs for 12,000 baht, which is a savings of 3,500 baht.
What does the course involve?
Once you’ve met the prerequisites, you’ll start the Divemaster internship. You’ll get a kit pack from SSI with a cap, mask strap and dry bag. And from us, you’ll get a Roctopus T-Shirt of your choosing and the latest Koh Tao Dive Guide book which has maps of all the dive sites, a hand signals guide and a local fish identification guide.
Three Instructor Trainers will be responsible for seeing you receive world-class instruction from an international team of instructors. You’ll learn how to demonstrate the skills, brief and lead dives and assist instructors as the teach people how to dive. You’ll be a valuable member of the team. By the end you’ll be confidently briefing and leading dives on your own!
During your internship you can fun dive as much as you’d like. The requirement to be a dm is 60 dives, but most people end up with more than 100!
What does it cost?
The cost of the pre-requisites depends on your experience. Please Contact Us with your current level of dive experience and we’ll be happy to give you a detailed breakdown.
The cost of the course is based upon the amount of unlimited fun diving
1 month – 33,100 THB
2 month – 38,100 THB
3 month – 43,100 THB
Upon completion of the course, SSI requires a 2,300 THB fee. This is the only additional fee you’ll pay. The costs above include all materials and instructor fees. There are no other costs.
You will be required to get your own DMT gear: Computer, Compass, Slate, SMB, Knife, Mask, Fins and Snorkel.
There’s no set schedule for the DM program. You can start as soon as you get yourself to Koh Tao!