Why do you like to become a divemaster on The Gili Islands?
You are not a Divemaster yet but you are already a rescue diver and consider taking the extra steps to become a professional scuba diver as a Divemaster at the Gili Islands in Indonesia and live your dream?
Consider spending most of your time in the ocean and the rest of it under the sun, being able to wear shorts and sandals to work, meeting interesting people from around the world and most importantly, doing a job that you love!
Sounds like too good to be true?
This could become your reality with the Divemaster course at our dive resort on Gili Air, Indonesia!
We are a well established multi-award winning PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) with 4 in the house Course Directors. They are the elite of PADI Dive Centers, there are only a handful in the world and the rating denotes a proven dedication to training professional candidates. There are only a few CDC centers in whole Indonesia.
Choosing where you like to start your divemaster course is not only choosing the shop with a good reputation but also you should have the idea that the location of the dive shop fits you.
We are situated in the harbor of Gili Air. Gili Air is part of the Gili Islands on the North West side of Lombok. You can reach the islands just by a 2 hours fast boat ride from Bali.
Gili Air is a relaxing island surrounded with crystal clear water. We dont have motorbikes, cars or other motorized transport on the island. We go around the island just by foot, by bike or by horse cart . Diving is not the only activity on the island, you can find several yoga places, freediving schools, horse riding clubs, snorkeling trips and cooking schools. During your divemaster course you have time enough to try them out.
Being a professional diver
The Divemaster course is where your professional level of training begins. During the program you will work closely with our team of experienced instructors, assisting with student divers and developing your leadership abilities, under the supervision of our 4 Course Directors Joeri van Hal, Giny Pinto, Alina Conroy and Sander Buis.
Our course covers all aspects of being a dive pro from understanding the physiology and physics of diving, to using a SMB and mapping a dive site. You will gain valuable experience and dive skills, improve your confidence and expand your dive theory.
Our Divemaster Program is very flexible, allowing you to start your training when convenient and extend your training to maximize your learning experience. The course takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks to accomplish.
We offers free extra workshops for our divemaster candidates. The workshops will give the candidates more knowledge about diving, marine life, safety procedures and how it works being part of a team of a PADI 5 star Career Development Center.
Examples of the workshops are:
- Explaining current checks
- Fish Identification
- Coral Identification
- SMB workshop
- Knots and liftbag workshop
- Safety procedures on the boat
- How to use a different emergency oxygen units
- How to make a proper dive briefing and debriefing
- Control of the divers underwater workshop
- Dive planning
How do you get started as a Divemaster candidate?
If you dont have that much time or you like to enjoy more the island life instead of studying under the sun, we offer a divemaster online program. This program takes you through the theoretical part of your divemaster course. You have to finish all the knowledge reviews before you arrive on Gili Air. The program is a little bit more expensive comparing the normal divemaster course but it will give you straight away a kick start. You can join the water work from the first moment!
Another online program for the divemaster candidates is called the Online Dive Theory. The online theory is also an excellent tool for the preparation for your instructor course. It goes over all the 5 dive theory sections during the IDC.
Have a look at the PADI website for the divemaster online programs.
- You need to have an Advanced Open Water and Rescue certification.
- You have to be at least 18 years old may
- You need to have a Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (EFR with CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- You need to bring a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- 40 logged dives are needed to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply as well.
What will you learn in the divemaster course?
Our Divemaster course educates you to become a dive leader. Through knowledge development, training your water skills, skill demonstrating workshops and hands-on practical assessment, you’ll cultivate the abilities to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the Divemaster
- Supervising dive 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 an open water site around the Gili Islands
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Our Divemasters here at our Career Development Center in Gili Air are all equally trained and assessed to insure the highest quality of training. We take all our training from “zero to hero” diving very serious insuring safe diving practices at all times and the best level of professionalism in the industry, like our PADI IDC Gili Islands programs.
FREE Nitrox during the Divemaster Course
During the divemaster course we provide free nitrox for divemaster candidates who are certifitied for nitrox.
Nitrox helps divers to enjoy longer bottom times (and shorter surface intervals) than their air-breathing dive buddies. Nitrox makes this possible because you are breathing less nitogen and more oxygen during the dive.
If you are not nitrox certified, a nitrox course takes only one day. During the course there is an acadamic and practical part. The nitrox course is a dry course.
Disabled Divers International: DDI Assistant Diver Course
We are the only DDI Instructor Training Center on the Gili Islands. In our dive center in Gili Air you can combine the DDI Assistent Diver course with your Divemaster course.
You can choose to extend your training with the DDI Assistant Diver Course. This 2-day course is available once you have completed your Divemaster course. It is suited for anyone who is interested in learning more about working with disabled scuba divers. This course teaches you about the need for empathy and understanding, when diving with disabled divers. What you take away from this course will be useful in your every-day role as a Divemaster.
Breaking News! PADI Divemaster Scholarship
A new PADI divemaster scholarship will be announced at our Career Development Center. It is a 6 months program for Indonesian high-school and college students. We teach them to become a responsible and safe diving divemaster with knowledge about the nature. Come and become a professional diver at the Gili Islands!
Summary Divemaster Course
Price excluded the PADI materials and PADI application fees