Master Divers Koh Tao
 MASTER DIVERS KOH TAO :
 PO Box 4, Koh Tao, Suratthani 84280, Thailand.
Tel: 66 77 456 314 , Fax: 66 77 456 765
 
Master Divers - Koh Tao
Master Divers, Koh Tao is a unique dive shop offering all levels of PADI courses and more extended specialized programs than any other dive school in the area. We are sponsors/members of the Hyberbaric Chamber in Koh Samui ensuring safety at all levels of diving.
 
PADI and SSI Under Water Scuba Diving & Divers Koh Tao Island

Our philosophy to create 'the diving experience' extends to all realms of diving possibilities in the surrounding waters of Koh Tao. Quiet boats with dedicated instructors offer personalized training from Discover Scuba Diving to the DSAT Tec Deep course allowing enthusiastic skilled divers to dive deeper than ever before under the PADI system.


With twelve years of experience the dive school offers diving aimed at experienced or student divers, it is by no means exclusive to people who want to dive. It is set in ‘The Country of Smiles’ and will offer you variety interest and breathtaking beauty.

PADI Education Path Koh Tao

Discover Scuba Diving
The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of an Instructor with no previous diving experience. During your adventure, you'll master some basic concepts and scuba skills.
As soon as you Discover Scuba Diving, you're on your way to an internationally recognised certification. Skills learnt in the Discover Scuba Diving can be credited to the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certifications.

Requirements :

- Minimum age: 10
- A completed and signed Discover Scuba/Discover Scuba Diving statement.

 

Open Water Course
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional anywhere in the world.
You will be able to participate in continuing education courses such as Advanced Open Water Diver and exciting specialty courses such as Wreck, Night and Photography Diver.

Requirements :

- Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.
- Minimum age: 10.

Tasks :

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.

 

Advanced Open Water
After your five dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment and the equipment you use.

Requirements:

- Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
- Minimum age: 15

Tasks:

This certification consists of five Dives; including a Deep dive and a Navigation dive.

Plus choose three dives from the following:

- Altitude Diver
- Boat Diver
- Drift Diver
- Deep Diver
- Dry Suit Diver
- Dive Propulsion Vehicle
- Multilevel Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search and Recovery
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Videographer
- Underwater Photographer
- Underwater Navigator
- Fish Identification
- Wreck Diver

 

Specialties
Master Divers provide the widest range of dive training, specialties include the following :

- Fish Identification
- Coral Reef Conservation
- Boat Diver
- Deep Diver
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle
- Drift Diver
- Enriched Air Diver
- Emergency First Response
- Equipment Specialist
- Gas Blender
- Master Scuba Diver
- Multi Level Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search and Recovery
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigator
- Underwater Photographer
- Underwater Videographer
- Wreck Diver

Tec Rec DSAT Koh Tao
Technical Recreational Diving: DSAT Tec Rec
- Tec Deep Apprentice
- Tec Deep
- Tec Deep Instructor

 

Emergency First Response
Emergency First Response gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you're a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations.

Requirements:

- No dive certification required.
- No minimum age limit.

Tasks:

This comprehensive program is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses:

Emergency First Response.

- Primary Care and Emergency First Response

- Secondary Care.

Together, these courses proved extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing optional (yet recommended) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen sections.

 

Rescue Diver
The Rescue Diver course will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely the recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Requirements:

- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
- Minimum age: 15 years old.
- Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.

Tasks:

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

- Self-rescue and diver stress
- Dive first aid
- Emergency management and equipment
- Swimming and non-swimming assists
- Panicked diver response
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- Inwater artificial respiration
- Egress (exits)
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- Dive accident scenarios

 

Dive Master
Take the first step in your dive career and become a Dive Master. Working closely with an Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. Dive Master training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Requirements:

- Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Medical clearance signed by a physician.
- 20 logged dives.
- 18 years old.

Tasks:

- Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions.
- Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water.
- Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities.
- An internship or series of practical training exercises.

As a Divemaster :

- Work at dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations.
- Assist PADI Instructors with students.
- Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours.
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers.
- Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs.
- Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers.
- Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences.
- Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

 

Assistant Instructor
The Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You'll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you'll also start learning the system of diver education.

Requirements:

- Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organisation.
- At least 18 years old.
- Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives.

Tasks:

- Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations.
- Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations.
- Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations.

As an Assistant Instructor:

- Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
- Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course.
- Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses.
- Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences.
- Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an - Emergency First Response Instructor course.
- Teach MEDIC FIRST AID? (MFA) after completion of the MFA Instructor course.

 

Instructor Development Course
The Instructor Development Course is your final step in the quest to become an Instructor. During the IDC, you'll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earns PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of programs from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.

Requirements:

- PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months.
- Hold a dive certification for at least six months.
- Have 60 logged dives including night, deep and navigation dives.
- Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months.
- Medical clearance signed by a physician.

Tasks:

- Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations.
- Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations.
- Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations.
- Have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering a PADI Instructor Exam.

 

DSAT Tec Deep Instructor
For those serious about becoming a technical instructor and joining the ranks of DSAT technical instructors, the Tec Deep Diver Instructor course is an obvious choice. The DSAT Tec Deep Diver Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving.

Qualification:

- Conduct the Discover Tec experience
- Teach the DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver course
- Teach the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course

Requirements:

- At least PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification
- PADI Enriched Air Diver certification or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- PADI Enriched Air Diver Instructor certification or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course Instructor certification or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- DSAT Tec Deep Diver certification or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- Have a minimum of 100 logged dives with at least 20 enriched air nitrox dives, at least 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and at least 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

Tasks:

The DSAT Tec Deep Instructor course prepares candidates to conduct the Tec Deep Diver course and addresses the philosophy, organisation, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec Deep Diver course.

 

Master Scuba Diver Trainer
If you want to train your dive students to the highest purely recreational dive level in the PADI System of diver education, you'll want to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. By attaining this level, your dive students will know where to come when they want to learn from an expert.

Qualification:

- Teach PADI Master Scuba Divers

Requirements:

- Hold five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.
- Have at least 25 certifications.
- Apply directly to PADI.

 

Staff Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors as well as help train PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Qualification:

- Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
- Help PADI Course Directors conduct the PADI Instructor Development Course.
- Help PADI Course Directors conduct instructor -level continuing education.

Requirements:

- PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification.
- 18 years old.

Tasks:

Master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
Audit a complete IDC.

 

Master Instructor

Qualification:

- Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses
- Help PADI Course Directors conduct the PADI Instructor Development Course
- Help PADI Course Directors conduct instructor-level continuing education


Requirements:

- PADI IDC Staff Instructor certification
- Be a PADI Instructor for at least two years
- PADI MEDIC FIRST AID? Instructor certification
- Have certified at least 150 students as PADI Divers
- Apply directly to PADI.

PADI and SSI Under Water Scuba Diving & Divers Koh Tao Island

Fun Diving
Master Divers specialise in creating a journey for all fun divers providing them with a dedicated boat set to go where the conditions are best. Fun Divers are accompanied by Dive Masters in small groups or can lead themselves if appropriate.

All divers can explore the diverse underwater world. All recreational depths can be found along with challenging wrecks and deep sites for specialty diving and technical deep diving.

Those who know what to look for can find whale sharks, grey reef sharks, black tips, white tips, pilot whales, dolfins, big and small rays, barracuda, tuna, trevalli, giant groupers, snapper, cray fish, and an abundance of colourful tropical fish and coral.

 

DSAT Tec Rec
DSAT TecRec courses provide the techniques and procedures necessary for diving beyond recreational dive limits. These are some of the most intensive, yet exhilarating, courses you'll find.

Technical diving isn't for everyone but if this type of diving appeals to you and you're willing to accept the risks, responsibilities and obligations, you'll find it one of the most rewarding dive experiences you'll ever have.

Master tec can provide all levels of training in the DSAT TecRec program all the way to Tec Deep Instructor. The diving capabilities from Koh Tao create an ideal training circuit for this level of technical diving.


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