PADI Divemaster Course in the Philippines - Become a Dive Pro!

Embrace challenges and fun with the PADI Divemaster course in El Nido. Become a dive professional and explore Bacuit Bay’s underwater realm!

Are you passionate about diving and want to take it to the next level? The PADI Divemaster course offers a thrilling and challenging opportunity for those aspiring to become dive professionals. Experience the wonders of the Philippines and El Nido as you embark on this exciting journey!

The PADI Divemaster course goes beyond mastering dive skills and deepening dive theory knowledge. You’ll actively participate in our day-to-day operations, receiving daily training to hone your expertise. Before you start, your instructors will guide you through the extensive course requirements to ensure you’re fully prepared.

PADI Divemaster Course: Knowledge Development – eLearning

PADI Divemaster eLearning is a convenient way for a future dive professional to complete the independent study portion of your Divemaster (DM) course from a laptop/desktop computer or mobile device before arriving in El Nido. Allowing more time to focus on the practical part of your Divemaster training.

The PADI Divemaster eLearning Crewpak contains the core course curriculum and required assessments along with references and resources to help you prepare for the practical application portion of your course, including:

  • Divemaster eLearning – Content from the DM with the DM Video, Knowledge Reviews, final exam and eRecord.
  • Digital Instructor Manual Online Access Card
  • eRDPML Online Access Card with Instructions for Use
  • ReActivate eLearning 
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving 

Additional complementary products include:

  • Divemaster Application 
  • Divemaster Slates – Digital
  • Discover Scuba Diving Cue Card – Digital

PADI Divemaster Course: Water Skills Development

In this section, you’ll showcase proficiency in various underwater and surface skills, including swim tests and diver rescue techniques. You’ll also demonstrate individual dive skills like mask removal and hovering, which will be evaluated for competence.

PADI Divemaster Course: Practical Application

The practical application segment includes workshops, dive scenarios, and assisting your instructor with students. In workshops, you’ll prepare for your future role by learning courses a certified Divemaster can conduct independently. Dive scenarios will provide valuable experience in taking responsibility and managing diving situations both on land and underwater. Assisting your instructor with real student divers will further enhance your skills and expertise.

Our Divemaster Course Package

Boost your skills with Fish ID, Digital Photography, or Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty for only Php10,000 extra.

Payment Options:

  • Cash
  • Paypal
  • Wise transfer
  • Revolut
  • Credit card (3% bank charge)

Local payment methods:

  • Gcash
  • Bank transfer

Our PADI Divemaster package includes: 

  • Full set of equipment (except for diving computer)
  • DM Crew pack with certification decal
  • Instructor fees
  • Boat travel
  • Delicious buffet lunch made from fresh local ingredients
  • Refreshing fruits, hot and cold drinks

Please note that the yearly PADI members fee is not included in the course price. You can rent a diving computer for Php5,000 for the entire course duration or purchase a new one through our dive equipment supplier in El Nido.

If you bring your own equipment, you’ll receive a Php5,000 discount.

The Eco Tourism Development fee of Php500 (valid for 6 months) is not included in the package and must be paid in cash.

As space is limited, it’s best to contact us and book your Divemaster course before arriving in El Nido.

Course Duration: Minimum – 1 month (6 weeks recommended)

Cancellation policies:

We require a 50% deposit to book your Divemaster Course, and the remaining 50% after your day of introduction.

Cancellation 30 days prior to your day of introduction: 30% of the downpayment will be forfeited.

Cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival: we keep 60% of the downpayment will be forfeited.

Once the internship is started, the total amount is non-refundable.

PADI Divemaster Course: Why Choose Palawan Divers?

Palawan Divers, the most established and longest-operating dive center in El Nido, is renowned all over the Philippines for its quality service and professionalism. Our facilities can accommodate 16 divers with 2 large bancas, and we typically plan 3 dives per day – two in the morning and one after lunch. Meeting at 8:00 am, we return around 3:30 pm. To ensure personalized attention, we have a maximum of 4 divers per guide, organized into groups based on their experience and level. Additionally, we limit the number of students per instructor to a maximum of 2.

PADI Divemaster Course: Why Choose the Philippines and El Nido?

The Bacuit Bay area offers an excellent underwater learning environment with an abundance of reefs and impressive marine life. With more than 45 islands, Bacuit Bay boasts beautiful scenery both above and below the water’s surface. Diving conditions are generally favorable, with low currents, winds, and waves. The bay is home to various coral fish, including angel fish, butterfly fish, batfish, pipefish, seahorses, clownfish, and bannerfish. Bigger fish such as barracudas, trevallies, and groupers are also commonly spotted. Lucky divers may even encounter larger marine life, such as eagle rays, manta rays, and devil rays. Although shy, there are reef sharks in the bay as well. The region is rich in critters and nudibranchs. Among the notable marine life are blue-spotted stingrays and green and hawksbill sea turtles, which are encountered daily. The area is especially fortunate to host two species of endangered marine turtles that come to lay eggs. The majority of marine life is found in the shallow waters, making it unnecessary to go deep to witness fascinating sights.

PADI Divemaster Course: Why Choose Our Team?

We take pride in our fantastic and skilled team, where each staff member contributes unique expertise and passion. Our commitment lies in teaching divers how to protect and preserve the underwater world. Joining our team means becoming part of our family, and you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in our daily operations, gaining invaluable practical experience.

El Nido - Living Cost:

For accommodations, renting a fan-room with a bathroom typically costs around Php15,000 to Php20,000 per month, depending on the season. If you prefer a proper house with cooking facilities and air conditioning, the price can range from Php20,000 to Php30,000. It’s advisable to book accommodation for a few nights in advance and explore other options once you arrive. El Nido has several ATMs and two banks for convenient financial transactions.


As a tourist, you will receive a visa on arrival, valid for 31 days. You have the option to extend your visa for 1 or 2 additional months, either in Manila or Puerto Princesa. If necessary, a visa run to Puerto Princesa can be completed in one day.

PADI Divemaster

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PHP 60,000
  • 6 Weeks
  • Digital Crew Pack
  • scuba-diving SCUBA Gear
  • Palawan Divers Shirt
  • Minimum Age: 18
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