Become a Divemaster and gain the freedom to make a living from your passion all around the world…
If you are considering taking the next step and becoming a professional diver, join us for one of the Divemaster Packages offered by New Way Diving.
You’ll be joining one of the best Divemaster programs Koh Tao has to offer thanks to the advantage of 2 dive boats, in-house Nitrox, guaranteed Sail Rock Trips and much more.
The Divemaster Course with New Way Diving offers you the chance to leave your previous life behind, and gain the ability to work around the world for pursuing what for many is a dream job!
At the end of this DM course you will be able to pursue work around the world leading people on dives, assisting with students coordinating Dive Shop logistics, and even conducting some courses individually.
We run the course over 2 months, with most people completing the course in around 6 weeks.
During this time, other than completing up to 6 dives every day, we run each intern through more in depth diving theory, shallow water skill developments, Deep Diving and Navigation workshops, as well as have you assist with students in training.
Part of the beauty of joining New Way Diving for this course is that all this training takes place with our experienced Instructors in small groups to assure each candidate receives adequate attention and time to improve on their Divemaster ability.
You will be assigned a mentor when you start, who’s job is to be your main reference. However, due to the nature of our shop, and the fact that all our Instructors teach courses of every level, you will become involved with every instructor and Divemaster, and become more like a part of the New Way Diving Family.
As your Divemaster Course continues, and your ability grows, you will be given increased responsibility, from choosing the dive sites, helping with shop logistics, assisting and conducting various courses, as well as leading certified divers on tours of our fantastic dive sites.
The first is Theoretical. You will be given a rough outline on the structure in which your theory is to take place. By the end of week 4 we try to have most of our Divemaster Trainees finished with their book work since this is the least exciting part of your time with us.
There are also then 2 multiple choice exams which take place around week four or five. Our team of instructors will sit down with you regularly to review where you are, cover theoretical knowledge and give presentations to develop your more rounded understanding of the dive theory.
The second segment is dive confidence. The best way a person learns to dive, and gains confidence, is by diving.
This is why we offer unlimited diving throughout your training with us.
Each day we have 5 possible departures to choose from, with 2 dives completed per trip, and you can choose however many of these you would like to join, no matter what the location.
This confidence training takes place over the entire course, with you initially being teamed with one of the other Divemaster Trainees to explore the sites and learn by your mistakes.
A common issue we find with all DMT’s is that they get lost… A lot….
In reality this happens to all of us, albeit a little bit less. By getting lost, we are able to debrief and learn from the mistakes. There will be repeated sessions leading each other, as well as leading some of the instructors around the dive sites. This will also develop your diving ability as a whole, which brings even more confidence.
The third main segment, which again takes place over the duration of the course, is developing your Divemaster duties.
As a Divemaster you can lead divers on underwater excursions, plan boats, prepare logistic procedures, forecast what conditions are going to be like and much more.
Understanding how to do this from an early stage is vital, and something that continues to develop over your training.
Our Available Packages
Unlike many of our other courses, the Divemaster Course is individually catered and scheduled.
As mentioned, most people complete the course in around 6 to 8 weeks. However, some candidates prefer to get it done faster so that they can attend an Instructor Course on a certain date, or because they are restricted on time. If this is the case please Contact Us first and let us know!
The Divemaster is your tool to making your passion pay!
Divemasters around the world enjoy a relaxed lifestyle doing what they love; leading dives and helping develop the diving passion in other people.
As a result, there are a number of people who stay at this level and continue at this level for their professional diving career.
New Way Diving often employ DMs that have trained with us since they already adapt to our systems. And when we don’t need staff, we have contact with a number of dive shops that do, and can assist with getting your paid DM work.
However, for some, the passing of knowledge and love for the underwater environment becomes intoxicating, and as such, they choose to continue with the Instructor Course.