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.
Courses can be taught in English, Mandarin, Malay and most European languages!

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 SEAS Internship?

In addition to your Divemaster course and optional 2 week Divemaster internship, you can also choose to join our dedicated conservation arm, Scuba Junkie SEAS, for a 2 week or 4 week Conservation internship. These are designed to enhance your knowledge of the marine environment through a series of presentations, workshops and dives with our in-house marine biologists. Activities include Reef Check Surveys, coral transplanting, reef and beach clean ups, turtle and shark surveys. The SEAS internships start on the 1st of each month and are based at Mabul, have a look at our combo packages below for more details.

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?

During your divemaster course you will be based in our dormitory at Mabul Beach Resort, our beautiful eco-friendly resort on Mabul island, accommodation is full board including breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner and you are just minutes from the dive sites! Private rooms are also available, please enquire if you wish to upgrade your package to a private room.

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?

Package Accommodation Price
4 weeks DMT 28 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 6,600
4 weeks DMT &
2 weeks DM Internship
42 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 9,050
4 weeks DMT &
2 weeks SEAS Internship
42 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 9,600
4 weeks DMT &
2 weeks SEAS Internship &
2 weeks DM Internship
56 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 12,050
4 weeks DMT &
4 weeks SEAS Internship
56 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 12,600
4 weeks DMT &
4 weeks SEAS Internship &
2 weeks DM Internship
70 nights dorm Mabul Beach Resort (Full Board) RM 15,050
  • Rates are valid till 31st Dec 2020
  • There is a high season supplement of RM 25 per night if staying in Mabul.
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