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PADI Divemaster Course in our dive resort

The Divemaster course Gili Islands on Gili Air is where your professional level of training begins. Working side by side with our instructors here in our resort in Gili Air you will tweak your diving capabilities and polish up on all your skills you learned during you previous education with PADI.

You’ll increase your dive experience; learn about management and the logistics of a career development center. Guiding and supervising clients around our dive sites and assisting our experienced instructors during diver training, as a PADI divemaster will become a role model to divers around the world. Whether you want to work at a remote dive resort or closer to home at your local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. 

Where do you will get a better experience in diving during your training in a PADI Career Development Center! This is what you like, this is is what you want!

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PADI Divemaster Course Gili Islands

Starting your Divemaster Course Gili Islands is an excellent choice for several compelling reasons:

  1. Exceptional Diving Conditions: The Gili Islands in Indonesia, surrounded by crystal clear waters, offers a spectacular underwater environment, teeming with vibrant marine life. This setting provides an ideal learning environment for aspiring divemasters. The opportunity for unlimited diving during your course allows you to gain extensive practical experience, refine your diving skills, and immerse yourself fully in the aquatic world.
  2. World-Class Facilities and Expertise: Oceans 5 Gili Air is equipped with top-notch facilities and well-maintained equipment, ensuring a comfortable and safe learning experience. The presence of experienced instructors enhances the training process, providing personalized guidance and sharing valuable insights gained from years of diving instruction.
  3. Enhanced Learning Opportunities: The center goes beyond the standard PADI Divemaster curriculum by offering specialized workshops. These include Adaptive Teaching Techniques, which equip you to cater to divers of all abilities; Reef and Beach Cleanup Workshops, promoting environmental conservation; and Reef Check Workshops, where you learn to conduct detailed surveys of coral reefs. These workshops not only broaden your skills but also deepen your understanding of marine conservation.
  4. Career Advancement: As the only PADI Career Development Centre on Gili Air, Oceans 5 provides a clear pathway to further professional development. Starting your journey as a divemaster here positions you well for advancement to a PADI Instructor. The center’s association with PADI Course Director Sander in the PADI IDC program ensures high-quality instructor training following your divemaster course.

Overall, Oceans 5 Gili Air offers a comprehensive, enriched learning environment that not only prepares you for a career in diving but also deeply embeds a commitment to marine conservation and adaptive teaching practices.

Divemaster Internships

We don’t offer FREE divemaster internships, or divemaster internships in exchange for work.  The reasons are:

  1. If you like to work in Indonesia you need a working permit
  2. We like to have an obligation to you to give you the best possible divemaster course.
  3. Our dive instructors, your mentors, have to earn a salary too.

Requirements for the Divemaster Course

You have to be Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
  • Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply.

Starting the PADI Divemaster Course Gili Islands

You can start your divemaster course at home by registering yourself at the PADI website for the online Divemaster program. This programs takes you through the academic part of the divemaster course by text, pictures and videos. It costs a bit more comparing the other way of studying the theory at our tropical paradise. But if you are time limited or you don’t like to study under the sun, this is the best option. Have a look at the divemaster eLearing part at the PADI website.

There is also another online program that you can take. It is called the Online Dive Theory. Here we will test you the 5 sections of the theoretical part of the diving knowledge of the instructor course. Your diving knowledge will be straight away at the same level as a dive instructor. This will be a huge advantage if you like to become a dive instructor in the future.

But if you don’t have the time at home to study, during your divemaster training at our dive resort there will be time enough for studying the theoretic part of the diving course. The divemaster course is a flexible course, so we can make a tailor made diving course for you.

What will you learn during your Divemaster Course?

Our Divemaster course educates you to become a leader and take control of most dive activities. Through knowledge development, training water skills, workshops and hands-on practical assessment, you cultivate the abilities to organize and direct a variety of scuba activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the Divemaster
  • Supervising activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping a dive site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a reactivate program and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs around the Gili Islands.

We are a Career Development Dive Resort on the Gili Islands. This is the highest rating for a dive resort. During the divemaster course you learn how an IDC dive shop works. Also we have some extra additional workshops at our dive center during the Divemaster Course.


The workshops at our diving center are extra workshops. Putting these extra elements in your course will give you more knowledge and gives you an advantages to use them in the future.

  • Knot workshop
  • How to use a liftbag workshop
  • How to use a SMB workshop
  • How to check a current workshop
  • How to plan a dive workshop
  • Safety procedures on the dive boat
  • Beach and Reef Clean up workshops
  • How it is to work in a PADI Career Development Centre
  • Adaptive teaching technique workshop
  • Reef Check workshop
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PADI Divemaster Course Indonesia

The dive education after your Divemaster Course

Our Divemasters are all equally trained and assessed to insure the highest quality of training. We take all the training from “zero to hero” diving very seriously insuring safe diving practices at all times and the best level of professionalism in the industry. Zero to Hero program means starting with no dive experience at all till becoming a Divemaster. This is all possible at our Career Development Dive Resort in Gili Islands in 3 months. 

After your PADI divemaster course you will be well trained to become a Dive Instructor! The Instructor Development Course (IDC) will take 20 days. We have an in-house course director who teach every month a dive instructor course. If you are trained as a Divemaster at our dive center you will have no problems during your Instructor Course. You only have to  be certified for 6 months before you can start your instructor course.

During the 6-8 weeks of your divemaster course is it possible to get 100 dives out of it. We are diving 3 or 4 times a day. 

DDI Assistant Diver Course

We are the ONLY DDI instructor  Training Center on the Gili Islands. DDI or Disabled Divers International is a non profit dive organization.

The DDI Assistant Course is a perfect way to extend your control techniques of divers if you are interested to dive with or guide disabled divers.  It is a 2 days course where the instructor shows you all kind of techniques in the pool and the ocean.

Master Scuba Diver

During the divemaster course there is a chance to increase your diving knowledge and your diving skills. It is called the master scuba diver! You become a master scuba diver if you are advanced open water, rescue diver, plus 5 PADI specialties and 50 logged dives. 

We teach you all different kind of specialties like nitrox, drift, underwater photography, self-reliant, side mount, shark conservation and more. You can use all this extra information later in your career as a divemaster.

Divemaster course pricing

  • Duration: 6-8 weeks

  • Dives: Average 1.5 dives per day

  • Price: IDR 22.500.000

  • Divemaster Applicion: A$ 260

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