Dive Master Training Course

Dive Master course

The dive master training course is a vocational training and the first step in a career as a recreational diving professional. 

Our experienced diving instructors offer good continuity, so you can gain a lot of experience from them during your training.  

dive master in action at Impian Divers Koh tao

Maybe the following sound appeal to you?”You as a dive master out with 4 certified divers on our boat to a beautiful Koh Tao dive site, and coming back with 4 satisfied divers?” 

Yes? Then register now for our dive master training! 

Why with Impian Divers?

We are the only dive school on Koh Tao who dos not work with freelance dive staff.  Furthermore, we have our own boat, therefore we have our freedom to choose which dive site to go.  

boat Impian Divers Koh Tao

Finally, once completed the dive master training, we are the only Koh Tao diving school that also offers work after the training: namely, with us! 

Another key point is that during this training you will be treated as a customer. However, this does not mean we do not expect your professional attitude, but that you always can go out diving.

Our dive master training is professional, flexible, and fun. However, we pull the strings at the right moments.  Because in the end, it involves a lot of responsibility out there in the ocean. 

coral nursey specialty at Impian Divers Koh Tao

We regularly organize interesting activities such as cleaning the reefs. 

Our Experience

Over the past 15 years, we have trained over more than 15,000 divers. Beginner divers and dive professionals.  Our ex-dive master students are now spread all over the world.

As a matter of fact , our way of educating dive professionals makes our dive master course one of the best of its kind. 

Our Dive Team

Dutch multilingual dive team Impian Divers Koh Tao

Our teamof experienced instructors & dive masters have been working together for years and regularly conducted dive master training courses. 

Impian Divers has a pleasant no-macho atmosphere in the diving school, with daily course-oriented activities to keep your dive master course as interesting as possible. 


Duties of a dive master

The extensive range of duties of a dive master can include: 

  • Counselor
  • Boat and diving shop master
  • Guiding certified divers
  • Organize and implement:
  • Refresher course
  • Assisting training course participants
  • Snorkel course *
  • Dolphin range course *
  • Introduction dives *
  • Ocean Explorer course*
  • Classroom presentations*
    • * applicable for IDD dive masters only
  • Assisting maintenance of diving equipment
    • upon completion of IDD equipment specialty course

Use of our diving Equipment

Unlike many other diving schools, you can start with using our diving school equipment at Impian Divers.  

equipment room Impian Divers Koh Tao

In this way, you will know better what’s the best diving equipment to choose.  Half way the course we expect you to purchase the following dive equipment: 

  • scuba dive mask, snorkel & fins
  • dive computer & compass
  • knife
  • surface marker buoy
  • Koh Tao dive site map

Better is to buy new equipment, instead of 2nd hand materials, with this in mind that you will benefit guarantee. Impian Divers offers a 15% discount at local retailers or visit online shops.


  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Rescue diver certification (from any dive organization)
  • Medical Trained or equivalent
  • Valid medical certificate (Fit to Dive)
  • Signed Disclaimer of Liability.
  • Dive insurance for non I.D.D candidates
  • Minimum 40 logged dives (excluding training dives)
    • In exchange for assistance in the dive shop, the required number of dives can be made free of charge.


Take an average of 4-6 weeks for your dive master training. But no problem if you want to take more time, assist more courses, or make more dives to gain more experience.

Training schedule

To will start with a course orientation from either our course director or one of our instructors.

We build up your training in logical order and increase your diving skills & self-confidence step by step.

During your training you will get assigned a “mentor”. He/she will personally monitor the progress and that you are progressing the course as desired and will oversee the entire course and schedule from day 1.


  • Dive skills (skill circuit)
  • Knowledge development and exams
  • Management, training, and control
  • Didactic and methodology
  • Decompression theory
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Dive environment
  • General information
  • The I.D.D snorkeling course *
    • I.D.D candidates only
  • Workshops
    • Boat & shop master
    • Deep dive procedures
    • Night dive procedures
    • Search & Recovery
    • Dive Equipment
  • Swimming tests

Koh Tao Dive Sites

Sattakut ship wreck for wreck specialty at Impian Divers Koh Tao

Koh Tao has more than 20 dive sites around the island, ranging from shallow bays and accessible coral reefs, to deeper and more distant dive sites.

There is also a wreck, which we dive regularly visit during the advanced & wreck specialty course.

You can make 2-3 dives each day, so you can expect to log many dives and meet many other divers.

The boat departs twice a day:

  • 07:00 – 11:30 for 2 dives
  • 12:00 – 17:00 for 2 dives
  • 18:00 – night dive *
    • (depending on weather conditions)

Team Member

As the training program progresses, you will become more responsible and you will start helping us with:

  • Logistics equipment room
  • Chief on Board duties
  • Assisting dive masters with certified divers
  • Go out with instructors assisting courses
  • Providing briefings to student divers *
    • * apply to I.D.D candidates only

Koh Tao Accommodation

We can help you find accommodation for a comfortable stay here on Koh Tao. Most internship students stay in nearby guesthouses with their own private room with fridge, bathroom, WiFi etc.

Prices vary depending on the size, air conditioning or fan, hot shower and sometimes the season.

accommodation Koh Tao with Impian Divers

For 10,000 – 14,000 THB per month you can find something good, although some rooms are already available from 7,000 THB per month.

Given that you need a night’s rest and regularly receive some preparatory homework, we do not recommend staying in a hostel.

There are also private bungalows or houses with several bedrooms, kitchens, etc. These places range from 15,000-30,000 Thai baht per month depending on location, size. etc.

On arrival we can explain all accommodation and transport options and help you find a nice place.



  • I.D.D slates
  • Hard copy or digital textbook
  • Digital Instructor Manual
  • Dive insurance during training

Not included with an IDD course

  • Application fees:
    • I.D.D. application fees 80 Euro (including 1 calendar year of worldwide professional diving insurance)
    • PADI application fees: 135 Euro (without professional insurance)
  • DM crew pack PADI – 7,000 THB
    • Dive master Handbook
    • Encyclopedia
    • Instructor manual
    • Water resistant slates
    • Scuba Tune Up guidebook
    • e-RDPML)
    • Logbook