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If you have a deep passion for diving, love it with all of your heart, and are serious about a career as an underwater imager on Koh Tao then the Divemaster course is where you need to be. Most resort and liveaboard positions for videographer or photographers require a minimum of Divemaster certification. So if you are considering doing what you love for a living: become a Divemaster.

The PADI Divemaster course, is the beginning of your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving. In this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Developing your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for the PADI Open Water ScubaDiving Instructor.

During the program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You will complete water skills and stamina exercises. Through training exercises you will extend your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others to improve their scuba diving. This knowledge is put into action through a structured internship and series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through the course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence as a scuba diver.
Becoming a certified as a PADI Divemaster means amongst other things you will be authorized to:

Supervise and plan dive activities, Assist an Instructor, Conduct local Snorkeling experiences, Local Diving experience, Scuba Review program Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.

See the PADI web site for more info

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  • Open Water
  • 9,800 THB
  • 4 Days
  • Your first level of open water dive certificationThe minimum certification you can have before taking ANY form of underwater video or photography training.
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  • Advanced Open Water
  • 8,500 THB
  • 2 Days
  • For those who want to gain more experience and independence in the water.The minimum certification requirement for our speciality courses.
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  • Rescue
  • 13,500 THB
  • 4 Days
  • With Emergency First Response (EFR) Gain key knowledge on how to deal with potentially life threatening situations, calmly and effectively.
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  • P.P.B
  • 6,500 THB
  • 1 Day
  • Any underwater imager worth their salt has impeccable buoyancy skills.Fine tune yours with this Peak Performance Buoyancy speciality.
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  • Side Mount
  • 14,000 thb
  • 2 Days
  • Flexibility of diving setup and independence, the holy-grail for all dive imagers. Learn to dive with new tank configurations.
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  • Solo Diver
  • 12,000 THB
  • 4 Days
  • The ultimate in self-sufficiency learn how to manage the risks associated with solo diving effectively and safely. Complete imaging freedom.
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For those that wish to operate as  freelance videographers the minimum experience requirements are that you are an Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver with at least 50 logged dives, with all your own diving equipment.

It is also worth noting that if you are taking a gap year or considering further education then you may be able to gain college credit for  PADI scuba diving courses.