BB divers have trained many divemasters and instructors and can rely on a lot of expercience from our instructors. Koh Mak is a great island to have a very personal training, the instructors here have plenty of time to work with you and get you to be a great dive professional. Most of the new dive professionals are now working around the world and proud to be a BB dive instructor or divemaster! We have built an outstanding reputation based on thorough training, knowledge and dive education ensuring an unforgettable experience. We offer a ten week package for nondivers, all the way up to dive master, click here for "BB full package" info.
Divemaster training DMT
We recommend training for 3 to 6 weeks, the trainee will have a minimum of 60 dives by the end of the training and a minimum of 40 before starting the DM training. All required dives to finish are included in the DMT as are the necessary confined water sessions. The DMT trains as a dive guide and as an assistant to the instructor. All your time spent here will be spend training, getting experience, some work of course and lots of fun….. Self study is needed before the theory sessions, but we do teach all the theory needed for the exams, physiology, physics, the RDP, dive theory and equipment. There are 2 exams, passing score is 75%.
If you are not a diver yet we offer a "full package" from non dive to divemaster, including all training, padi materials, dive equipment,...
Minimum requirements to start the DMT
- Min. required logged dives 40 to start the training
- Min. level rescue diver or equivalent
- Emergency First Response (EFR) or other recognized first aid training within the last year
- Medical statement of good health for diving
What do you need?
- Dive equipment:
Every DMT should have a full set of dive equipment. If you still have to buy equipment, feel free to e-mail for detailed prices. We also sell secondhand equipment, or it is possible to rent equipment. Needed is BCD, regulator set, suit, fins, mask, snorkel, compass, computer, knife and dive torch.
- All training in classroom, confined water and from boat from a PADI instructor.
- All dives needed to get to the min. of 60
- Free use of pool for individual training
- Food and drinks on the boat
- Cheap dives before and after training
Go pro, continuing….. Become a dive instructor and change your life
The instructor training is one of the most intense courses you’ll ever take, and so, it is quite important to choose an IDC center you can trust, where you feel comfortable and at home. At BBdivers we offer very personal extensive preparation, however, an instructor course which is fun at the same time. Our learning environment is very relaxed and the training complete. We not only get our candidates ready to pass the IE (instructor exam), but make sure that they are ready to start teaching in their own personal style and trained up to the highest standards. The IDC prep can be run on Koh Mak but the actual training will be in Koh Chang.
Basic program for the IDC
The IDC is divided in 2 parts:
- Assistant instructor training, 4 to 5 days
- Open water scuba instructor training, 4 to 5 days
The IDC takes ten days, although, if possible it is recommended for the candidates to be here min. 3 weeks before for the preparation.
NEW: prepare the IDC from your home computer through PADI e-learning! 346 US$ to learn the diving theory online.
- A medical certification that you're fit for diving
- An EFR certification no older than 1 year
- Min. age of 18 years
- To be a certified PADI dive master or equivalent
- Min. 100 dives before taking IE (instructor exam)
Why take the IDC at BB divers?
Since all PADI IDC centers can offer the same courses, how to choose...... Important to keep in mind why you want to come to Thailand for training. Well, in short, we are what you expect of Thailand: lovely setting, great island and a good training. What we focus on here is first of all, a very thorough preparation, tailored to each candidate depending on their experience and knowledge. At BBdivers we do not make 'robotcandidates' who then perform and teach all in the same way. We make sure you master all required skills, and will be teaching in your own style.
Also, we teach in many different languages, although it is best to take a part of the training in English, since you'll be teaching in this language most of the time. Another important fact is Koh Chang, which is a very beautiful island to spend some time, the diving is good, the island is great and the living is nice.
A last 'ace' of course is our BBdivers' center. There are plenty of instructors around to advise you while you prepare, and 3 staff instructors to check on your progression. All our previous candidates and divers really appreciated the relaxed but professional environment that we offer on the boat and in the dive center, and keep coming back for more....
Stated are prices all inclusive, no hidden extras. The IDC is not a cheap course, so, every possible payment you might need is stated in the price list, depending on how much extra training you want to take, or do not want to take.
The books are priced separatly, and equipment you'll probably have, if not, you can ask for a price estimate for what you do need, new or secondhand.The minimum training you will need to do is the full IDC (with free prep. and free specialty), and the EFR instructor, all the other courses are extra training and thus also separately priced.Taking part in an IDC is an experience that will change your life for the better, be ready to give it 100%, and after a few weeks of hard work you'll have the job of a life time!
The EFR instructor training is available throughout the year for all dive masters, AI or instructors who want to become an EFR instructor. We train in CPR and EFR teaching, with adult, child mannequin and a defibrillator. The EFRI training takes 1 / 2 days*.
To enroll in an Emergency First Response Instructor Course, an individual must:
- Have completed a sanctioned course in adult and child/infant CPR within the past 24 months
- Have completed a sanctioned course in basic ﬁrst aid within the past 24 months
- 18 years of age
IDC in 2018
25th February 2018 ( IE 14th March)
25tth June 2018 ( IE 11th of July)
25th October 2018 ( IE 14th of November)