PADI Divemaster Course in the Philippines

PADI Divemaster Programs

The following information is intended for those who are interested in PADI Divemaster training, and are presently certified as PADI Rescue Divers or equivalent. If you still need to complete the PADI Rescue (or other training) please take a look at our development packages.

What can PADI Divemasters do?

  • 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 Reactivate 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.

Who you will train with

Savedra is a PADI 5 star Career Development Center, we specialize in professional training and have on our full time staff a team of Course Directors, Instructor Trainers, Master Instructors and Staff Instructors. It is rare to find this level of experience under one roof. You will get to work with all of these instructors during your training, this in turn will give you the best possible start to your new career.

What you will learn

Any good diving course goes beyond the minimum requirements set by the agency, in addition to the basic curriculum you will get unlimited diving during your training, we want you to get as much experience as possible. You will have the opportunity to participate in equipment repair and servicing, compressor use and much more.

What really sets us apart is the opportunity to work one on one with some very experienced instructors, experience matters, you can only teach what you know, your course will be run by an PADI IDC staff instructor or PADI Master Instructor who is a full time member of our crew.

All of our Divemaster programs start with  scheduled classes, workshops, confined water training, and open water training, this is followed by on the job experience where you will work with our boat crews, Divemasters and Instructors. Following that candidates have the option to add time to programs to gain as much hands on experience as they need.


At this level you should have your own equipment, you will be more comfortable, you can better tailor it to suit you, you can be sure it is well maintained and as a result your skills will develop more quickly.

Additionally when you begin working as a Divemaster it is rare to find an employer that provides equipment for you.

If you do not yet have your own gear we can help you, use our experience to make sure you get the best equipment for you. If you do prefer to rent for now this is not a problem, we can provide a full set for you for a low weekly cost.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Leader

PADI Divemasters have the option to take additional training to become DSD Leaders, meaning you can independently conduct the DSD program. This provides a massive boost for you in terms of employment and income.

We offer this training to all of our Divemaster Trainees, there is no extra charge from us, but there will be a small registration fee for you to pay PADI, ask us for the latest rate.

PADI Divemaster Packages

If you would like to get a head start on your studies you can include the optional Divemaster e-learning program in your package, this includes all of the content of the PADI Divemaster Manual, meaning when you arrive there will be less study and more diving.

If you are likely to move forward to the Instructor Development Course and become a PADI Dive Instructor we highly recommend the PADI Dive Theory e-learning option, providing valuable training that will benefit you during the IDC and Instructor Exams, this will also give you 50% credit towards your Divemaster final exam.

There is a great deal of accommodation available in Moalboal, to suit all tastes and budgets, for those that enjoy no frills backpacker style, we have 2 bed fan dorms available at our Divemaster lodge.

For those that would like to extend their stay past the 1 month of training, and gain more on the job experience, you can add weeks of experience that includes no limit diving on all scheduled trips (subject to available space and weather permitting).

PADI Divemaster Course59,000 PHPincludes
Divemaster Crewpack10,000 PHPmaterials
Dive Theory online3000 PHPoptional
Dive equipment rental1500 PHPper week *
Bed in Divemaster Lodge2500 PHPper week
Additional experience7500 PHPper week

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

For many the Divemaster course is a stepping stone for the Instructor program, if that is where you are headed then we can take you all the way. Savedra conducts a minimum of 4 IDC’s per year in Moalboal, if you would like a package deal to save $$$ let us know when you enquire. For more information on the IDC click here.

What now, how to book?

Email us with any questions, if you know which package you would like to enroll on please let us know. As soon as you know your arrival dates forward those to us, we can secure your accommodation and block some instructor time for you. Include some information on your dive experience, hours underwater, the dive conditions you are accustomed to, your certifications and any other information you think would help us tailor your PADI Divemaster Package. We look forward to working with you,