PADI Divemaster Course
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career.

Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a ®PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster you’ll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes.

PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.

Why Submariner Diving Center?

Submariner Diving Center is the most and longest established dive center in El Nido and all over the Philippines for its quality service and professionalism. We are Number One in TripAdvisor since 8 years now and became number One in Philippines since 3 years.

Our three large roomy boats give you enough room to make your trip enjoyable. We usually do 3 dives per day. Two in the morning, and One in the afternoon. Meeting time at 7:45am and we are back around 3:30 pm. For better quality service and to make your dive safe and more pleasant, we have ratio of 2 students per Instructor on board and a ratio of 4 certified divers for one Divemaster. They are divided to groups based on their experience and level. We propose sunrise dives and night dives as well. Our dive shop has also a Sports Bar and Restaurant where you can appreciate local and western food with 15 % discount.

Why our team?

Our team is a well trained professional outfit who work well together and are happy to share their knowledge and experience with everyone. As a group they enjoy teaching other divers how to protect and preserve the underwater world. You will be part of our daily operations and have great opportunity for practical experience.

The BIG ADVANTAGE with us, you will learn from everyone in the dive shop with 7 Divemasters and 5 Instructors in house, different experiences from us the better is for your training.

About Theory:

At the beginning of the course you will study independently your Divemaster manual and complete the nine Knowledge Review exercises for each chapter. The exercises will be checked and revised with your instructor who will also help you with any questions you may have. To complete the theory study you will take part in the Divemaster final exam (2 sections).

During the course you need to show mastery of different underwater and surface skills. There are several swim tests. You will learn how to demonstrate dive skills, this part of the course consists of assisting your instructor with their students. It will be your turn to help them get comfortable with their heavy dive equipment and give them tips for relaxing underwater just like when you started diving yourself.


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.

Pre requisites and Requirements

Age: 18 years or older

Course Prerequisites
Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive

Time Commitment: Approximately 50 hours

As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

Ready to get started? 

Whether you want to hone your skills and dive like a pro or turn your passion into a career, you can start your journey towards PADI Divemaster now – for free! The PADI Introduction to Divemaster program introduces you to the concepts, skills, and knowledge necessary to join the ranks of PADI Professionals worldwide. You can then decide if you want to complete your training at your local PADI Dive Center, Resort, or with your favorite PADI Instructor.

When you are ready, contact your local Submariner Diving Center to enroll in the course and get your Divemaster training materials.

Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.

Need to know?

Dive and Stay – We have discount accommodation rates for
people taking all dive courses with us (long and short term). The rooms are located
conveniently in the same building as our dive resort. We have both private and
dorm style accommodation. Contact us directly for package prices

You can pay by Cash, PayPal, WeChat, Alipay and Credit Card. All our prices are fixed.  Our package includes: DM Crew Pack plus certification card, your instructor fees, boat transportation, lunch on board with coffee, tea and water on a diving day and you must have Dive Computer, Knife, SMB&Reel, Mask and Booties, the rest can be provided by us

Submariner Diving Center is recognized with 1039 reviews

Trip Advisor 5 star rated dive center for 8 consecutive years

Submariner Diving Center is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

We are the first PADI 5 Star IDC and TecRec Resort in El Nido, Palawan Philippines.
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PADI Divemaster Course

Php 68,000
  • Best IDC in El Nido
  • Classroom or E-Learning
  • 2:1 Instructor to Student ratio
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