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Koh Tao Divemaster – Why settle for second best?

Choosing the right Koh Tao Divemaster program can be tough. Whether it be Plane, Train or Automobile, the journey to Koh Tao, Thailand can be tiresome. Regardless of your method of travel you are guaranteed to take a 2 hour ferry ride to get to the tropical island paradise that awaits.

Did you travel all that way to settle for the bare minimum?

At PADI 5 Star IDC Center, Sairee Cottage Diving we already assume that your answer is NO! This is why we as a dive center have gone above and beyond to offer you the best and most comprehensive professional dive packages on Koh Tao.

Sairee Cottage Diving’s Koh Tao Divemaster Program

The first level of professional diving is the PADI Divemaster Certification. This allows you to become part of the diving industry and work as a PADI Dive Professional by taking certified divers diving or by conducting the PADI Reactivate experience. This is designed to refresh the memories of divers that may have been out of practice for a few years.

The Koh Tao Divemaster Program consists of many different activities including: In-water work, classroom sessions, professional Lectures, pool sessions, watermanship skills and many more.

At Sairee Cottage Diving we start by adding more to the course from day one.
At many dive schools around the world once you are signed up for the course, you will be issued with a boring cardboard box that looks very much like this.

Koh Tao Divemaster Eco Friendly Dive School

Here at Sairee Cottage Diving, we consider the Koh Tao Divemaster course to be a bit of an adventure so naturally we equip you with all the necessities to complete your adventure with us. The photo below is of a Standard Sairee Cottage Diving ‘Crewpack.’

Koh Tao Divemaster Sairee Cottage Diving Crew Pack

As you can see not only do you receive the standard PADI materials but shall also receive:

1x Sairee Cottage Mask Strap, 1x Sairee Cottage T-Shirt, 1x Sairee Cottage ECO T-Shirt, 1x Adventure Pack 15L Dry Bag and a complimentary ECO Friendly Bag which you can use instead of plastic to reduce our impact on the fragile environment that is Koh Tao. As a professional diver we believe it is your duty to be an eco friendly diver and we will teach you the ways.

We also understand that there will always be many questions from the majority of our candidates about what gear is or isn’t required during the Koh Tao Divemaster course.

Once again we are ahead of the game on this and provide all of our new candidates with a safety gear pack. This is an optional extra and provides you with all the necessary gear required to complete a PADI Divemaster course with Sairee Cottage Diving.

Koh Tao Divemaster Safety Kit

Pictured above is the standard safety gear package you would expect to receive from us at Sairee Cottage Diving.

Included is: 1x Dive Knife (for cutting), 1x Surface Marker Buoy (for warning boats of ascending divers), 1x 30m Finger Reel (for use in wreck penetration dives and to attach to the SMB so it doesn’t drift away), 1x Compass (so you know where you are) and 1x Dive Slate (for mapping or extra communication under water)

With all of this done for you it really makes your PADI Divemaster course a breeze to start and complete, without unnecessary panic over which gear may or may not be required.

With everything together your full ‘Crewpack’ will look like this.

Koh Tao Divemaster Professional Program

As you can clearly see, not only do we provide you with the standard materials but, with an entire new set of materials, aimed at helping you become the best PADI Divemaster you can be.

Koh Tao Divemaster Classroom

Koh Tao Divemaster Classroom

It doesn’t stop there!!

We operate Sairee Cottage Diving as a 100% Eco Friendly ‘AWARE’ Diveschool, so much so that we have added criteria into our PADI Divemaster Course for our candidates to learn about the fragile environment in which we live and work. We teach our candidates to organize events to further spread the word of the importance of environmental respect and care.

Our comprehensive PADI Divemaster course also focuses extensively on the practical side of being a PADI Divemaster. For example, your main source of income as a PADI Divemaster is showing the underwater world to certified divers. For this reason we add extra dive leading practice to make sure you are confident in your ability to lead dives safely and to feel maximum enjoyment during your new found career.

We also realise that not everyone that does a PADI Divemaster course wants to work as a PADI Divemaster, therefore we offer extra bolt-on packages to custom suit individual needs. Our extra packages come at a heavily discounted rate and range from PADI Master Scuba Diver packs to ‘in depth’ photography and videography packs. All of these designed to help you become a specialist in any field.

Koh Tao Divemaster Facilities

You guessed it, we offer even more but it would take you weeks to read this article if I were to mention everything!! Don’t take my word for it though, come on down and ask us what makes Sairee Cottage Diving the best choice for Professional Diving Development on Koh Tao, Thailand.

After a hard day at work (well as hard as you can work as a diver) we know how to let our hair down by getting together as a team and enjoying a few well-earned beers at our enormously convenient pool bar. Music shall play and beer shall flow until that sun sets over the beach to signify another end to another glorious day at Sairee Cottage Diving.

Koh Tao Divemaster Sairee Cottage Diving Pool Bar

Koh Tao Paradise Sunset

If you are reading this and thinking something along the lines of:

That sounds like the life for me

Then you are probably correct.

If you would like to become one of the privileged people to live and work in the most beautiful destinations around the world then look no further. Your first stop on the road to success is our PADI 5 Star IDC Center at Sairee Cottage Diving.

I look forward to seeing you!!

Felix, PADI Master Instructor

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Divemaster Course | 2 comments


  1. Hi I am a master scuba diver and would like to advance to a dive master and was wondering how much it would cost

    • Hi Jeff,

      First of all great to hear that you are interested in becoming a Dive Professional!

      You will soon be able to experience a life that most others dream of! Try to imaging being able to dive all over the world visiting extraordinary places and teaching people to enjoy the wonders of the underwater world.

      Sairee Cottage Diving offers all the facilities needed like a dedicated swimming pool, modern AC classrooms, and using the newest teaching tools to make sure you succeed in completing your Go Pro Course in a comfortable way. Our facilities and equipment are one of the Best in the Dive Industry!

      I will email you all the information to find the right Go Pro Package with us.

      PADI Fees are not included in this course:

      Divemaster Application: $187 AUD

      All Dive equipment you can rent from us for free during any training. Except for a Dive Knife and a SMB. (which you can buy here, if needed).


      We offer accommodation in our Dorm during any training. This is shared so a lot of fun and you meet very quick new friends. If you would like a bit more privacy then we recommend to rent long-term accommodation anywhere on Koh Tao. To get this I recommend to first book 2 nights with us in a basic bungalow (500 baht/night), then on arrival I will help you find long-term accommodation on Koh Tao. Prices starting from 6000 baht to 15000 baht per month depending on luxury.

      If you are also interested in the Dive Instructor course then please follow this link to see a video of our Dive Instructor IDC Course: https://youtu.be/CRB1BUHJzXk and please click here if you want to read a full review off one of our IDC and MSDT Candidates Alisa

      Please let me know if you are also interested in becoming a Dive Instructor to receive even better deals on your package.

      Eco Conservation:

      Sairee Cottage Diving is very active with Eco Conservation and this will be a big part of your course. We are a 100% Project AWARE Dive Center meaning that we donate money to have all of our recreational student Divers receive a special Project AWARE certification card. During the Divemaster and IDC course we organize Eco Conservation lectures and Beach/Reef Clean ups. You will learn a lot about conserving Sharks and how Marine Debris is a mature issue. Please read this article of one of our Eco Day’s and have a look at this YouTube Video:

      Advanced Equipment Maintenance Lecture:

      As we know how important it is to know about Dive Equipment as a Divemaster and Instructor we teamed up with One Stop Dive Equipment that will give you a Free Equipment Maintenance lecture that will go much further that any standard equipment course. This course is included in the Divemaster, IDC or any other Go Pro course at Sairee Cottage Diving taking quality to a next level!

      More general Information about visa, dorm accommodation etc. you find in the General Information Koh Tao attachmentin the email that I will send you.

      Please sent me the following information so I can send you a cost overview:

      Full name:
      Email address:
      Arrival Date Koh Tao:
      Accommodation Dorm or Long-term:
      Are you also interested in the Dive Instructor Course: ?
      Your last certification level:
      How many Logged dives do you have:

      I hope to hear from you again and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions!

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