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Diving & Marine Conservation in Cambodia - Divemaster Course Add-on

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers on a dive in Cambodia, Southeast Asia.

In Cambodia, you have the opportunity to obtain a PADI Divemaster certification with Projects Abroad on the Diving & Marine Conservation Project.

Please note, to do the Divemaster Add-on course you must be 18 years or older.

While working towards your qualification, you will be attending both wet and dry class sessions under the supervision of an experienced PADI instructor. A personal mentor and Projects Abroad staff will also be available to assist you as you perfect your dive and rescue skills. The aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage and supervise your own diving groups.

You will learn how to manage dive groups, conduct dive briefings, map dive sites, and protect fragile marine environments. PADI Divemasters are respected diving professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world. Your divemaster certification will let you to work in countries around the world or you can choose to use your skills closer to home. The possibilities are endless!

After this program, you will be ready to work in the diving industry as a divemaster, or sign up for the Instructor Development Course to further your career in scuba diving.

What costs are involved in becoming a divemaster?

The cost of the divemaster course depends on your experience and current dive certification level. The more skills and experience you already have, the bigger the discount. There are three price options listed on our prices page:

  • EFR and Rescue Divers with at least 40+ logged dives pay a discounted price
  • Rescue or Advanced Open Water Divers with at least 30 logged dives pay a slightly discounted price
  • All others pay the standard price

In addition, anyone taking the course must pay the program fee for the Diving & Marine Conservation Project in Cambodia. It is not possible to do just the divemaster course – you must also volunteer on the Conservation Project and pay that program fee.

All required divemaster specific gear will be supplied on site, but it is recommended that you buy your own private gear if you are looking to pursue a career in diving. You will need to pay your own PADI Divemaster membership fees (about $150) separately

Timeline for becoming a divemaster

The divemaster course can be completed in 12 weeks, depending on how many dives you have previously logged.

  • EFR and Rescue Divers with at least 40+ logged dives: 12 weeks
  • Advanced Open Water Divers (or higher) with 30+ logged dives:14 weeks minimum
  • All others: 18 weeks

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