Project Description

Why do the SSI Divemaster Course with us?

  • Own training facility incl. swimming pool
  • Own Diving Boat exclusive for our guests
  • All you can dive on our boat
  • More included that the minimum required
  • Get to know all aspects of running a Dive Center successfully
  • Awarded by SSI with the Diamond status
  • Four years in a row Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Turn your passion into a profession. Whether you choose just to continue your education or start a whole new career, becoming an SSI Dive Professional is a very gratifying and rewarding experience!

The SSI Divemaster Training is a simple way for divers who want to be more involved, but aren’t ready to take on the responsibility or the commitment of becoming an SSI Instructor. The Dive Guide program is the starting point for the Dive Professional adventure.
Completing the Science of Diving Specialty is the next step to upgrading to the SSI Divemaster rating. This rating is the prerequiste for the SSI Assistant Instructor Course and SSI Open Water Instructor rating.

Dou you want the best Divemaster Training in Thailand?

We offer the most comprehensive Divemaster Internship in Thailand by combining  the SSI Divemaster Training with the Dive Boat Crew training.

Course Options and Prices

SSI Dive Guide Course (practical part)THB 35’000
SSI Professional applicationTHB 2’630
SSI Science of Diving (theoretical part)THB 5’900


  • All you can dive on our boat during the Dive Guide course
  • All Courses with eLearning (digital learning)
  • Transfer from our Dive Center to the diving pier and back
  • Experienced instructor
  • Certification

  • Light breakfast, lunch, fruits, drinking water, coffee and tea (boat trips)


  • Personal Diving Equipment

Optional accommodation at our Dive Center

Duration1. Oct. to 30. Apr.1. May to 30. Sept.
4 WeeksTHB 25’000THB 18’000
5 WeeksTHB 31’250THB 22’500
6 WeeksTHB 37’500THB 27’000
7 WeeksTHB 43’750THB 31’000

SSI Divemaster Training

We are happy to advice you on the best training option.

Give us a call to schedule your Divemaster course


Divemaster and Dive Guide Course in Phuket

Previous experience in diving

SSI Advanced Open Water Certification or equivalent from another training agency
SSI Diver Stress and Rescue or equivalent
Min. 60 logged dives and 40 hours dive time
Fist Aid Certificate not older than 24 month
Medical Certificate signed by a doctor not older than 12 month
O2 Provider not older than 24 month
Experience or Specialty Certification for the following: Navigation, Night/Limited Visibility, Deep Diving

Divemaster Training in Phuket

Minimum age

18 years for active Dive Guide
15 years for non active Dive Guide

Divemaster Training with Aloha Diving in Phuket

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the SSI Divemaster program. Working closely with a SSI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. SSI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities and qualifies you to supervise scuba dive activities. SSI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both, the SSI Dive Control Specialist (Assistant Instructor) and SSI Open Water Instructor certifications.

During the SSI Divemaster program you will develop leadership skills through both classroom and independent study (SSI Science of Diving). You complete water skills and stamina exercises as well as scuba diving training skills (SSI Dive Guide), that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba diving. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

In the SSI Divemaster course you will expand your diving skills, hone your skills and increase your self-confidence. As a SSI Divemaster, you will use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.

We provide more than just the basic Divemaster training here at Aloha Diving. We realize that many people will eventually want to continue on with their diving career and become SCUBA Instructors. Therefore, we also teach you additional dive theory so that you are prepared for when you come to take the Instructor course. Without this additional training, the step between Divemaster and Instructor can be a big one.

Learn how a busy and successful dive center operates by being a part of our team and helping with the day-to-day running of the dive center.

Get a really good deal on the price of your instructor course if you choose to continue your adventure with us!

At the end of your internship, you will have earned your ticket to travel and dive the world!

The Divemaster Training involves the following 3 topics

1. Diving Standards and Dive Theory

For the Diving Standards and Dive Theory topics you will need your SSI Dive Guide manual and complete the knowledge reviews related, afterwards you will have classroom lectures where each section will be gone through and your knowledge reviews will be checked. Aloha Diving is very flexible with the timing of the lectures and final examinations, we will fit them around your schedule, be it on the boat or at the swimming pool. Also, we are always available and happy to provide further explanations on any of the topics covered.
In the Academic is the following covered:

  • Section 1 – What is a Dive Guide?
  • Section 2 – Preparing for the Dive
  • Section 3 – Conducting the Dive
  • Section 4 – Dive Emergencies
  • Section 5 – Your Career With SSI

Practical Application Session 1: Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation

The water skills development and practical assessment activities will be spread out over the course duration, these are.

  • 700 m surface swim with mask, fins snorkel
  • min 25 m underwater swim with mask, fins snorkel
  • 100 m tired diver tow
  • 15 min float
  • Workshops in Dive site briefings, guiding certified divers
  • Assisting a tour/trip-leader on a day trip boat, dive shop duties, emergency planning

3. Divemaster Program Workshops

With the following workshops your will learn the programs that you will be able to conduct completely or partially when you are certified as a SSI Divemaster.

  • Practical Application Session 2: Snorkeling Skills Workshop
  • Practical Application Session 3: Open Water Diver Skills Workshop
  • Practical Application Session 4: Diver Stress and Rescue Skills Workshop
  • Practical Application Session 5: Dive Briefing Evaluation
  • Practical Application Session 6: Dive Guiding Evaluation
  • Practical Application Session 7: Deep and Night Diving Workshop

You will also be evaluated on your professionalism during the course

An example of a Dive Guide Course day itinerary see below:

  • 07:30 am Prepare the boat and dive gear for the customers
  • 07:45 am Welcome the quests on the boat and boat briefing
  • 08:00 am Depart to the first dive site
  • 08:15 am Assisting the customer with equipment set up
  • 08:30 am prepare dive roster, check weather / sea condition and select dive sites
  • 09:00 am Dive briefing for the first dive site
  • 10:00 am Arrive at the first dive site
  • 11:30 am Lunch is served as part of the diving surface interval
  • 12:45 pm Dive briefing for the second dive site
  • 1:00 pm Second dive location
  • 3:00 pm Log book writing with the customers
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Arrival back at the Pier, unload the boat and prepare for the next day

Your next steps in your career as a dive professional: