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PADI Divemaster or PADI Master Scuba Diver?

PADI Divemaster Koh Tao

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a PADI Divemaster (DM) and a PADI Master Scuba Diver? They sound very similar, however they are vastly different.

Both of these qualifications signify that the person is a very passionate and well trained diver. They both love to dive and learn more about scuba diving.

Where the PADI Master Scuba Diver is a very well trained hobby diver, the PADI Divemaster a very well trained professional diver. Koh Tao is a fantastic place to complete your PADI Divemaster training. Reasons to do the course

PADI Divemaster – The professional diver

In order to work as a professional diver, you need to complete your PADI Divemaster Training. This is a 6-8 week course, where you learn everything about scuba diving. It is a very involved and hands on program, leaving you with a professional diving certification. You can then lead dives or continue your career by completing the Instructor Development Course (IDC). This can be a life changing choice you make and you can get that much closer to living the dream!

In order to become a PADI Divemaster, you need:

– PADI Open Water Diver certification
– PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
– PADI Rescue Diver certification
– A recent EFR (Emergency First Responder) certification, maximum 2 years old
– Have at least 40 logged dives

In your 6-8 week Divemaster program, you will

– Assist various PADI scuba diving courses
– Complete diving theory knowledge sections
– Pass the Divemaster exam
– Pass water skills and swim tests
– Pass skill presentations
– Complete various workshops and pass practical assessments

PADI Master Scuba Diver – The enthusiastic hobby diver

Some divers love to learn more about diving. They dive every chance they get. Every holiday they go on, is a diving holiday. They do not intend to work as a professional diver. Very few recreational divers actually have this certification, making them an elite breed of scuba diver.

In order to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, you need:

– PADI Open Water Diver certification
– PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
– PADI Rescue Diver certification
– Hold 5 PADI Specialty Diver certifications
– Have at least 50 logged dives

If you have more questions about this topic, please let us know below.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Scuba Diving Koh Tao | 0 comments

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