PADI divemaster Ben Meerhaeghe


If you love scuba diving and want to share it with others let PADI Divemaster course make your passion into a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters as leaders, mentors, and motivators. As a divemaster, you not only get to pursue your passion for diving, you get to share it with others. The PADI Divemaster course is your first step towards becoming a professional. Working closely with a PADI Instructor or being part of an instructor team, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills (like perfecting the effortless hover) and refine your rescue skills. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management skills, and will become a role model to divers everywhere. As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others into the world of diving and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at remote locations or at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

Why do the course with us?

Doing your DMT with us here will let you experience all of the best diving around Panglao and the neighboring islands like Balicasag, Pamilacan, Cabilao, Sumilon and the islets Pungtod and Gak-ang. We want our divemaster trainees to see all the divesites this beautiful place has to offer and assist with all our skillful in-house divemasters and instructors on a daily basis. Because we have a big student-flow it is always possible to participate in many diving activities and see how the pro’s work. Our instructors are well rounded dive professionals that can help you improve your diving skills and teach you the necessary new skills you will need to become a great divemaster.
We emphasize gaining interest in marine life and deepening proficiency of the taxonomy and behavior of underwater animals, especially the variety of local creatures. Bohol is famous for the general diversity of marine life, but especially for the rich macro-diving. You will finish your divemaster training with a lot of new knowledge on marine critters. Because we emphasize environmental protection you will also be able to partake in our beach clean-ups, dive-against-debris dives, COT removal dives and maybe some coral rehabilitation workshops. Besides all this, you can also enroll in one of our freediving courses and explore your ability to dive on a single breath with our freediving instructor.


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops includes the list below. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities. You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.


Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course. Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Enroll now and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course. Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.



As a dive professional, you’ll want to your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. We do offer rental gear but it is strongly recommended to come fully equipped already. This will give you more credibility and will speed up your learning curve. Check with our dive center manager to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro.

Course Details

Have you often thought of living in the tropics, diving every day and getting paid to do so? Why not sign up for the PADI divemaster course where the ocean becomes your new office and you get to go diving daily!


2 months


The price of the Divemaster Course is 65000PHP and includes the PADI Crewpack, tank and weights rental, environmental fees, as well as instructor guidance. The PADI registration fees is an additional 196 AUD.