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Divemaster Koh Tao

The best experience of your life

Discounts for courses, equipment and travel

Divemaster in Koh Tao with Pura Vida Diving

The Divemaster is your first professional step in the incredible world of diving, and if it is in Koh Tao, much better.

You will immerse yourself deeply in the diving lifestyle, expanding your knowledge, and creating lifelong connections and friendships.


After your course, you will become a diving professional capable of guiding certified divers anywhere in the world, reviewing knowledge and skills with certified divers, planning and organizing diving expeditions as a leader. You will also become a snorkel instructor and you will be prepared to take another step in the professional diving career.

How is the Divemaster program with Pura Vida Pro?

The Divemaster is a program that combines two specialty courses, you will accumulate theoretical knowledge through the SCIENCE OF DIVING, and you will learn, train and gain experience, with the best practices for diving leaders, thanks to the specialty of DIVE GUIDE.


The Divemaster course in Pura Vida Pro does not have fixed start dates. You can start it any day of the year without problems. The program lasts from 4 to 8 weeks. Depending on the time you have. We will always recommend extending it for as long as possible, in order to gain much more experience and be better prepared. At the end of the course, you will also have another 2 extra weeks of free dives to enjoy the waters of Koh Tao. If you want to make the most of it, it will be 10 weeks of uninterrupted diving (8 of training + 2 of practice and enjoyment). It is undoubtedly the longest and most complete course on the island, but at the same time flexible and 100% adaptable to your idea and time on the island.

The Divemaster program at Pura Vida has four main sections:


  • Diving Theory: You will learn about recreational diving through classes, exhibitions, and talks. You will gain knowledge and be ready to teach academic sessions of Scuba Skills Update (colloquially called Refresh). You also learn to perform dive briefings professionally.


  • Water practices: We will make several skill circuits and exercises, so you can achieve skill demonstration at a professional level, being able to be a role model underwater, and to help anyone who wants to venture into the underwater world.


  • Assisting real courses: During your Divemaster, you will accompany our Instructors as an assistant in real courses, in this way you will prepare for your next professional step. Attending real courses is how to get real experience and begin to realize if teaching is for you and if you are ready for the next step.


  • Navigation and Oceanography: Dives and more dives. You will guide and dive around Koh Tao with your fellow course buddies, to develop your knowledge of navigation, guidance, orientation, and marine life.


PRO Pura Vida but there's more:


  • Discussion about the panorama and operation of the diving industry

  • Career strategy for diving professionals

  • Extra workshops (apnea, underwater photo, nitrox, introduction to technical diving, etc)

  • Guidance and personalized advice for your next steps

  • Social events: Beach and dive clean up, weekly barbecues, talks, and special guests, film and documentary sessions, and much more

How many dives can I do in my Divemaster in Pura Vida?

A great  advantage of doing the Divemaster in Koh Tao, is that we dive 364 days a year (we rest only on January 1) and the key in Pura Vida is to have your own boat, doing daily dives, with what our Dive Masters can DIVE, DIVE and DIVE. 


 The course has a previous organization, but very flexible, always guaranteeing your space in at least one of the departures of the day, (minimum 2 daily dives) but as long as there is space, you are free and with energy you can do extra dives. The average number of dives of our Dive Masters students is between80/120 dives divided into the 7 weeks of training.

Diving so much and in such a cheap way, is one of the differentials when choosing to do the Divemaster in Pura Vida Diving Koh Tao, we doubt that there is another way on the island to gain so much experience for this investment. If we only calculate the number of dives,each dive would cost you less than  7 euros.To this, let's add all of the above.

How much does the Divemaster course cost?

We like to be clear from the beginning. The price includes absolutely everything, the complete program, all fees, materials, Pura Vida Pro t-shirts and end-of-course celebration, diplomas, etc.

You can also enjoy 2 free nights of accommodation at La latina Hostel upon arrival on the island, so that you have time to adapt and organize yourself well.

And you will have discounts on our diving trips (Egypt, Maldives, Indonesia, Similan…) and even the possibility of taking it for free. We'll tell you!


Standard SSI Divemaster: THB 37,000.


* You will need personal diving insurance, medical examination and basic diving equipment (compass, computer and buoy). But we can help you with all this. And remember that you will have discounts for the purchase of equipment on the island.


Do you want to make better use of your time with us and save money on your courses?

Click below and see the Divemaster packages

Divemaster +

UW Photo

Dive Master +



Divemaster +

Assistant Instructor

Without any diving certification and want to reach the first level of diving professional? Take a look at the pack below.

Become a professional> Open Water to Divemaster.  

Ready to go PRO?

The course is aimed at becoming a professional, whether you want to work as a dive guide tomorrow, focus on your professional career until you become an Instructor or if you are just looking to enjoy some incredible weeks in paradise, diving every day and doing unique friendships. Any of these 3 options, they seem perfect if they adapt to what you are looking for.


Any information you need, do not hesitate to contact us, with complete confidence. Both our SSI Trainer Instructors, Renato Alves and Santiago Tinoco, as well as the Pura Vida Diving Instructors team, will always be at your disposal and will accompany you, help and advise you, throughout your journey until you become a PRO.


Before we finish we have to tell you.

There is a great truth about the Dive Master course in Pura Vida Diving Koh Tao and everyone who passed through here agrees, THE DIVEMASTER IS THE BEST DIVING COURSE IN OUR LIVES , all the professionals we know would repeat it 3 times more, if possible, it is something that one has to live to understand it. Wants?

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