PADI Divemaster

PADI Divemaster 2018-06-28T14:57:18+08:00

Project Description

We have packages to suit all budgets and time frames. The PADI Divemaster program is one of their most challenging courses, and you are going to love it, this is your first step on the ladder as a professional diver, for some this is preparation for PADIs Instructor Development Program (IDC),  for others this is a ticket to work in some of the most breathtaking locations on earth and do every day what others only dream about. The program will be a challenge, like anything worth doing you will have to work for it, but the rewards are endless.

We strongly recommend taking as much time as you can make available for this course, you will learn from both your instructor, and the experience that takes place around the formal teaching sessions. What you do here will determine what kind of instructor you will be later, don’t rush it.

Savedra is a great place to take a course like this, it’s easily the busiest dive center in town, for you that means there are a number of instructors and dive pros you can learn from, and lots of courses and dives to get involved with. Also the instructors in charge of your training are a combination of Course Directors, Tec Instructor Trainers and Master Instructors. We conduct up to 6 IDC’s per year, most dive centers simply cannot offer this level of experience, ask them.

Your learning will come from the PADI curriculum, your instructors experience, and your own personal experience as you work through the course. Curriculum topics include;

  1. The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  2. Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  3. Diver safety and risk management
  4. Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  5. Business of diving and your career
  6. Awareness of the dive environment
  7. Dive setup and management
  8. Mapping an open water site
  9. Conducting dive briefings
  10. Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  11. Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  12. Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

For 30 and 60 day programs (see course options) we also include Dive Theory, some topics from our Technical programs, some equipment maintenance and servicing and more.

You will need to be a Rescue Diver, and hold a valid CPR and First Aid Certificate, valid means issued or renewed in the last 24 months, we can add this to your training if required.

You will need a minimum of 40 logged (non training) scuba dives to enter the program, and a minimum of 60 (again don’t include training dives) prior to being certified. Experience is relative, for some these numbers will provide a good base to work from, others may need a bit more time under water before being ready to start, if in doubt discuss it with us. You will pick up more dives during the course, but the better prepared you are before starting, the more you will take from the course.

Before attending the course students are required to have a medical screening by a licensed physician, you will need to present the course director a signed medical clearance form before any training. Please note that medical facilities in Moalboal are basic, we highly recommend you take a professional dive orientated medical before leaving your home country. If you would like to do your medical here in Moalboal, please let us know, this will need to be done before the program starts.

You will need a PADI Divemaster Crewpack, this contains some study materials and tools for you to use during your training. If you wish part of the course can be completed online via PADIs e-learning service, they will make an extra charge for this, but it does mean you can complete the contents of the student manual online prior to your arrival, this can save a bit of time.

We provide the course materials at cost, you can get them from us on arrival, or directly from  PADI or one of their re-sellers if you prefer. It is a good idea to confirm the product number with us before buying to be sure you are getting the latest materials.

Once we have your course confirmed we can give you access to our unique online classroom, so you can start studying right away, with a bunch of additional tools and study materials.

By default we include accommodation in our Divemaster lodge in your training packages, this is a twin share fan dorm with private bathroom and kitchenette. the cost of this equates to 2500 PHP per week, if you prefer to arrange your own room we can adjust the price of your training package accordingly, just let us know, if you need any advice or assistance finding a room, we are here to help.

If you prefer something else we work with a number of local resorts and hotels, or you might like to check services like,  AirBNB we can help with local information if needed. We will deduct the cost of your lodging from the course price.

A typical hotel room starts from 1500 per night and up, the average would be around 2000 PHP. A typical self service monthly rental room or studio from 10,000 PHP and up, the average around 15000 PHP per month.

See here for more information on accommodation and pictures.

15 day Divemaster package

This is aimed at those wishing to increase their knowledge and in-water skill. We cover all curriculum topics and skills.

Inclusions: The PADI Divemaster Crewpack, a Savedra Crew T shirt and Unlimited Scuba Diving during training
Exclusions: PADI fees and dive equipment.

30 Day Divemaster package

This is our minimum recommended package for those wishing to progress to Assistant instructor or the IDC. This time frame allows us to include some hands on experience after basic training.

Inclusions: The PADI Divemaster Crewpack, a Savedra Crew T shirt, a Savedra baseball cap, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty, 10 free Nitrox tank fills and Unlimited Scuba Diving during training
Exclusions: PADI fees and dive equipment.

60 Day  Divemaster Internship

The ideal package to prepare you for life as a dive professional, either going forward to the IDC or for a career as a Divemaster. This package includes a gas blender certification and just as importantly the opportunity to practice gas blending during your time with us. After certification you have the option to continue working with us for an additional month for no extra charge.

Inclusions: The PADI Divemaster Crewpack, a Savedra Crew T shirt, a Savedra baseball cap, a free Scuba Mask, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty, 10 free Nitrox tank fills, A PADI Gas Blender Specialty, one month free experience, Unlimited Scuba Diving during training, Free intro to Tec diving  and a free IDC Preparation Course.
Exclusions: PADI fees and dive equipment.

15 Day Divemaster Course 56,000 PHP

30 Day Divemaster Course 69,000 PHP

60 Day Divemaster Internship 99,000 PHP

Dive Equipment (if needed) 1000 PHP per week

Prices above are fully inclusive of course, materials and accommodation.

Contact the Course Director as early as possible, it is wise to book your preferred date in advance, and work remotely with the your instructor for pre course study assignments. For starters he will need the following information

1-Your number of dives and experience
2-How long you have been diving
3-Environments you are experienced in
4-Any significant gaps in your experience
5-Your training and certification info


Lee Butler
Lee ButlerCourse Director, EFR IT & Tec IT
Lee has been a PADI Course Director and Instructor Trainer since 2012, conducting PADI IDC’s and Instructor programs with Savedra since.
Lee is a keen open and closed circuit technical and cave diver, and brings a wealth of diving knowledge and experience to each program.
In addition to being a Course Director he is also the General Manager of Savedra Dive Center, this puts him in a great positon to help you get started with your new diving career.

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Savedra Dive Center, Moalboal, Cebu 6032

Phone: +63 32 474 3132

Mobile: +63 917 323 0369

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