PADI Divemaster course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with Diverse Borneo in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park offers the very best of professional scuba diving courses.

PADI Divemaster course is the first step in working with scuba as a career, your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.

You will put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or a series of practical training exercises.

PADI DIvemaster Course Kota Kinabalu


The PADI Divemaster Course takes a minimum of two weeks to complete. Depending on how experienced you are with the number of logged dives you have, also you’ll need experience in night, deep, and compass navigation which all plays a pivotal part during the course. Below is the sessions that you are required to complete with the actual divemaster schedule giving to you depending on how long you need to meet the performance requirements. Please see our Dive Internships for further options.


Session One

  • Classroom: Watch Divemaster DVD, Course Orientation and The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster. Review Knowledge Review for Topic 1.
  • Confined Water: Waterskills Exercises 1 and 2, Diver Rescue.
  • Independent Study: Read the PADI Divemaster Manual Chapter 2 & 3.
  • Assignments: Emergency Assistance Plan – assigned to be completed before certification.

Session Two

  • Classroom: Review Knowledge Reviews for Topic 2 – Supervising Diving Activities and Topic 3 – Assisting with Student Divers.
  • Confined Water: Waterskills Exercises 3 and 4, Skill demonstration practice.
  • Open Water: Skill 1 – Dive Site Set Up and Management.
  • Independent Study: Read the Divemaster Manual Chapters 4 and 5.

Session Three

  • Classroom: Review Knowledge Reviews for Topic 4 – Diver Safety and Risk Management and Topic 5 – Divemaster Conducted Programs.
  • Confined Water: Waterskills Exercise 5, Workshop 1 – Scuba Review in Confined Water, Dive Skills Workshop – evaluate 24 skills.
  • Independent Study: Read the Divemaster Manual Chapter 6.

Session Four

  • Classroom: Review Knowledge Reviews for Topic 6 – Specialized Skills and Activities
  • Open Water: Workshop 2 – Skin Diver Course and Snorkeling Supervision, Skill 4 – Search and Recover Scenario
  • Independent Study: Read the Divemaster Manual Chapters 7 and 8

Session Five

  • Classroom: Review Knowledge Reviews for Topic 7 – Business of Diving and Your Career and Topic 8 – Awareness of the Dive Environment
  • Confined Water: Workshop 3 – Discover Scuba Diving in Confined Water
  • Open Water: Skill 3 – Dive Briefing, Workshop 4 – Discover Scuba Diving – Additional Open Water Dive, Workshop 5 – Discover Local Diving in Open Water
  • Independent Study: Read the Divemaster Manual Chapter 9

Session Six

  • Classroom: Review Knowledge Reviews for Topic 9 – Dive Theory Review and administer Divemaster Final Exam.
  • Open Water: Skill 5 – Deep Dive Scenario.

Session Seven

  • Open water: Practical Assessment 1 – Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water.

Session Eight

  • Open water: Practical Assessment 2 – Open Water Diver Students in Open Water.

Session Nine

  • Open water: Practical Assessment 3 – Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water.

Session Ten

  • Open water: Practical Assessment 4 – Certified Divers in Open Water.


PADI Divemasters Are Authorized To:

  • Supervise both training and nontraining-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
  • Assist an instructor during confined and open water training.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a 2:1 ratio.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the instructor’s indirect supervision during surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises; as well as supervise remaining students when the instructor conducts a skill.
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or specialty course dives under the instructor’s indirect supervision.
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers independently. This also includes conducting the PADI Seal Team AquaMission: Skin Diver Specialist.
  • Conduct the Discover Snorkeling program.
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants at a 2:1 ratio, after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with an instructor.
  • Conduct the Discover Local Diving experience.
  • Conduct the Scuba Review program for certified divers, or for PADI Scuba Divers who are refreshing their skills.
  • Conduct the skin diving skills segment of the Open Water Diver course during any confined water dive.
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or in confined open water.
  • Accompany certified Scuba Divers on subsequent dives.
  • After completing the corresponding instructor training, conduct: Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a
  • PADI Instructor and Emergency Oxygen Provider courses.


  • Divemaster Crew Pack
  • Instructor fees
  • Boat fee
  • Equipment rental
  • Sabah park dive permit
  • Jetty fee



A PADI Divemaster Crew Pack Includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Log book
  • PADI laptop bag
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • Divemaster emblem
  • Divemaster Hologram



  • PADI Divemasters Need To Be fully certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Logged 40 scuba dives and logged 60 dives before certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.



for 14 days
✓ RM4,000 for 4 weeks.
✓ RM5,300 for 3 months.
✓ Excludes AU$202.00 for the PADI Divemaster application fee.
✓ DSD Leader Internship RM1590.00 + AU$108.00 for the application fee (requires additional one week training or four DSD programs).

Contact us if you have any questions or call / message us +60128381630 for more information.