Take the first step in your professional diving career by becoming a PADI Divemaster!

Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle and blessed by some of the highest marine biodiversity in the world, Scuba Junkie truly is a special place to become a Divemaster. Working closely with our multilingual and friendly Instructors, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. We will introduce you not only to the role of PADI Divemaster but also to the incredible diversity of marine life here and to your responsibility as a dive professional to help preserve the marine environment.

What will you do as a PADI Divemaster?

Weeks one to four are dedicated to the core requirements of the course. Your time will be split between theory sessions designed to give you all the background knowledge expected of a PADI Divemaster and practical in-water sessions. Practical sessions will range from assisting instructors on a variety of PADI courses from Open Water to Rescue, learning how to safely guide certified divers in a variety of dive sites and conditions, fine tuning your all important rescue skills, conducting your own dive site mapping project, practising your 24 basic skills & participating in Deep Dive and Search & Recovery Workshops. We'll also assess your swimming skills and if there's time of course, throw in a fun dive or 2!! During this part of the training you can expect to log around 30 to 50 dives and will spend around 5 to 6 days a week in the water.

What is the ECO-Divemaster Course?

These days most divers expect more than just a good dive from their Divemaster, they also expect you to be caring, passionate and knowledgeable about the marine environment. During your ECO-Divemaster course you will attend lectures on Shark & Turtle Conservation and Biology as well as Reef fish & Coral ID sessions PLUS you will complete your Reef Check Certification course with our in-house Reef Check team. You can find out more about Reef Check activities at http://www.reefcheck.org.my/

Our ECO-DMT's also participate in a range of other activities depending on what events are taking place during their stay, these can include beach cleans, reef cleans, helping release baby turtles at our hatchery and community projects such as introducing local school kids to the underwater world - check out what events are currently taking place on our Facebook Page

What do I need to start?

To enroll in the PADI Divemaster you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a current medical (form in english or chinese) attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Hold a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent certification
  • Hold a current Emergency First Response certificate obtained within the past 2 years
  • Have completed at least 40 dives

If you haven't completed your Rescue, EFR or 40 dives then you will need to arrive in time to complete these before your Divemaster course starts (remember they start on the 1st of each month), we offer our future DMTs discounted rates on fun dives & courses, please contact us to find out more!

Where will I stay?

We have options for accommodation in both Semporna and Mabul. The majority of your Divemaster training course will take place at Mabul island so you may find it more convenient to be based there but for those on a budget, Semporna does offer some great cheap accommodation and you are only an hour's boat ride from Mabul.

What do I need to bring?

Diving equipment is available for you to use free of charge during your course. If you are thinking of working as a divemaster after your course, then you may want to buy some gear during your time with us and you will get a great DMT discount on items purchased thorough our retail shop. There are certain items that you need to complete the course including Dive Computer, Compass, White Slate, Surface Marker Buoy & tank banger - if you do not already own these, you can buy them at a discounted rate on arrival at our retail shop.

How much does it cost?

Course Length Accommodation Price
DMT 4 weeks n/a RM 3,300
DMT 4 weeks 28 nights dorm SJ Dive Lodge RM 3,720
DMT 4 weeks 28 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 5,820
DMT 4 weeks
2 weeks Internship
28 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board)
14 nights dorm SJ Dive Lodge
RM 6,975
ECO DMT 4 weeks
2 weeks Internship
28 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board)
14 nights dorm SJ Dive Lodge
RM 7,275
ECO DMT 4 weeks
2 weeks Internship
42 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 8,325
  • Rates are valid till 31st Dec 2018
  • There is a high season supplement of RM 25 per night if staying in Mabul.
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