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 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 Instructor 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 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. The longer the course the more we can put into them, we always suggest taking as much time as you can with these programs, our 30 and 60 day courses are the most popular. These programs come packaged with additional training such as Technical Gas Blending and PADI Enriched Air Diver.


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 at a 20% discount rate from RRP. 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. Savedra provide this training to anyone on one of our 30 or 60 day training programs for no additional charge. There will be a small registration fee for you to pay PADI, ask us for the latest rate.

PADI Divemaster Packages

We have three options for Divemaster training, each offers a different amount of experience, the longer programs are packages with additional specialty training to increase your employability and skills.

  • 15 Day Divemaster Package

This is aimed at those wishing to increase their knowledge and in-water skill.
Included: The PADI Divemaster Crewpack, a Savedra Crew T shirt and Unlimited Scuba Diving during training.
Exclusions: PADI fees and equipment

  • 30 Day Divemaster Package

This is our minimum recommended package for those wishing to progress to Assistant instructor or the IDC. This time frame allows us to include some hands on experience after basic training.
Included: The PADI Divemaster Crewpack, a Savedra Crew T shirt, a Savedra baseball cap, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty, 10 free Nitrox tank fills, and Unlimited Scuba Diving during training.
Exclusions: PADI fees and equipment

  • 60 Day Divemaster Package

The ideal package to prepare you for life as a dive professional, either going forward to the IDC or for a career as a Divemaster. This package includes a gas blender certification and just as importantly the opportunity to practice gas blending during your time with us. After certification you have the option to continue working with us for an additional month for no extra charge.
Included: The PADI Divemaster Crewpack, a Savedra Crew T shirt, a Savedra baseball cap, a free Scuba Mask, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty, 10 free Nitrox tank fills, A PADI Gas Blender Specialty, Unlimited Scuba Diving during training, Free intro to Tec diving and a free IDC Preparation Course.
Exclusions: PADI fees and equipment

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,


Some of us must live underwater!

Savedra Dive Center