Divemaster programs are offered all over the world, but we guarantee if you join us here at Liquid Dive Resort you will not only have an affordable and professional course but you will also have a lot of fun!

Are you fed up of the office and the daily commute to work? Have you often thought of living in the sun, diving free every day and getting paid to do so? Why not sign up for the PADI divemaster course? We did, and now our commute is a two minute stroll down the beach, our “office” is the sea and the best bit is we go diving every day!

Here at Liquid we want you to experience it all. Depending on whether you just want a break for a couple of months, are taking a year out from the normal routine or are looking to change your life we can offer you a divemaster course to suit your needs. The Liquid Divemaster Course can offer you the skills and knowledge you need to get a job doing what you love, anywhere in the world! You can become a diving professional in as little as 4 weeks or take as long as 4 months, it’s your choice! Whichever option you decide you will love being a part of the Liquid Family.

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As a PADI 5* IDC Dive resort our aim is to offer the most affordable, comprehensive divemaster packages all situated on the beaches of Dauin! Liquid is staffed by an experienced dive shop team who are all PADI professionals. Between them they have over 30 years of diving experience in many different countries stretching from the warm waters of Asia and the Caribbean to the cold waters of Canada and Northern Europe. You should hear some of their diving stories!

Each of us started in the same place as you, and we remember what it feels like to crave the dream. With so many different choices out there it is difficult to pick the right spot for you. At Liquid we want to make it as easy as possible. We have designed a number of different divemaster course packages from all inclusive to a more a la carte style.  If you want to have no worries other than what dive site to bubble around at every day, then go for one of our all-inclusive dive packages.  This option includes everything from pick up on arrival to accommodation, full time divemaster training and tuition from one of the team. Our ‘a la carte’ option is more selective, let us know what you want and we will see what we can arrange.

We pride ourselves on our professional yet fun attitude to teaching. Safety and environmental issues are always at the forefront of our minds in any teaching situation and we impress the importance of both of these areas into everything. We do not want to be one of those big dive shops that churn out hundreds of DM’s every year! Instead we keep it small. We have limited spaces on our divemaster programs so we can maximize on education and diving experience.


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We designed our dive shop with divers in mind. Having all worked in the industry for as long as we have, we have tried to build a shop that covers all the basic necessities for a diver. Our large equipment room has plenty of ventilation and space; there is ample hanging room for Liquid’s 20 full sets of rental gear, all our snorkel equipment and a personal equipment room for those divers who bring their own equipment with them, in this area there is a charging area for cameras and dive lights.

In front of the equipment room is our large rinse area. Multiple rinse bins for BCD’s, regulators, wetsuits and cameras are situated in a covered area next to our outdoor showers and large dedicated briefing area. A staff member is always on hand to help with the rinsing. Our shaded briefing area has plenty of room for divers to sit and relax while listening to your guide or instructor explain the days diving and events. All our briefings use colorful maps to help you visualize the dive sites.

Dedicated classroomWe have dedicated classrooms both of which have air con and ceiling fans. Our small classroom is located on the opposite side of The Lodge in a quiet place away from the activity of the equipment room. Our larger IDC classroom is set behind the rinse area with a great view or all our divers coming and going. Both classrooms have plenty of visual aids and a large library full of dive and fish books making them great places to study. We also have the chill out area upstairs where you can take your books relax on a throw mattress and read all about diving physics while enjoying the views of the ocean and surrounding islands.

‘Sun Dancer’ is our dive boat. She is a 16.5mt/55ft dive Bangka that we designed ourselves. At the bow of the boat there are 2 large ladders that make climbing up after a dive nice and easy. A large sun area leads on to an elevated shade deck surrounding by large benches and plenty of room to store your dive boxes and tanks. At the stern of the boat is a small kitchen and CR (that’s toilet for most of us). The captain has a marine radio and mobile phone so communication with Liquid dive shop is never an issue; he is also in charge of the oxygen and first aid. We have free drinking water, tea and coffee and a nice dry place to store the buffet lunches when there are day trips.

The Dive Jeep’ is our custom built jeep specifically designed for divers. A great and easy way to get you to all our shore dive sites. She comfortably fits 8 divers, driver and dive guide. All dive boxes are secured on our specially built roof rack and tanks are stored standing up in a custom designed tank rack; and like ‘Sun Dancer’ the jeep has its own oxygen, first aid and mobile phone.

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At Liquid we understand that most divemaster candidates want to stay as long as possible and money is a factor, for this reason we have built dedicated divemaster lodging. This budget lodging includes single and double rooms set in a secluded location with shared bathroom and kitchen facility with your own chill out area where you can relax and study or simply gossip about your days diving and what great things you did! If all our rooms are full then we have a few local options all within walking distance of Liquid, just email us for more information.

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Becoming a PADI divemaster is the start of a new lifestyle and your first step to becoming a PADI dive instructor. The skills you learn during your course will allow you to work anywhere in the world in a local dive shop, on a live aboard boat, private yachts and in exotic locations! If you love diving, love the beach life and generally enjoy socializing then this really is the course for you!

As a PADI divemaster you can lead already certified scuba divers on guided dive tours, assist instructors with students, teach and certify PADI skin divers, teach discover snorkeling, conduct PADI scuba reviews and discover scuba dives. Divemaster’s play an important role in dive centers around the world, a role that could be played by you!

Another reason to become a PADI divemaster is simply to gain experience. At Liquid all our divemaster courses include unlimited diving, after all your love of diving is why you are here! We want you to get the most dives possible out of your time with us. The more time spent blowing bubbles, exploring new dive sites, identifying new marine creatures, diving with new divers and experiencing new things the better. This is what being a divemaster is all about!

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The PADI divemaster course involves a number of classroom sessions covering 9 chapters of the divemaster manual, 2 part comprehensive theory exam covering topics from diving physics to equipment; and a number of water skill development sessions which include assisting instructors, leading recreational divers, conducting divemaster programs and a skill circuit.

In order to enroll in a divemaster course there are a number of pre-requisites that you need to meet.

At Liquid we have created a few different divemaster program packages for you to choose from.  If one of our packages is not quite what you are looking for then email us and we will design one to suit your needs.

As a 100% Project AWARE dive resort we want to make sure all our divemaster candidates understand the importance of protecting the marine environment. For this reason we now include ‘totally at our own expense’ 2 fantastic Project AWARE Specialty courses in all our divemaster programs.  Email us for more information about these and our other Project AWARE specialty courses that we offer.

As a 5* IDC Dive Center we take standards very seriously, as such we also include all the required PADI divemaster materials in all our courses. The PADI crew pack costs approximately Php10, 000. If you choose to purchase this prior to your arrival then we will simply discount this price from your chosen course.


Divemaster Basic

The basic course is aimed at those who are already Rescue Divers and have limited time. The course can be completed in 4 weeks and includes –

  • PADI divemaster crew pack and instructor manual
  • FREE Scuba Review/Tune-up
  • FREE Project AWARE Shark & Coral Conservation Specialty 
  • Divemaster course
  • Unlimited diving
  • FREE pick up from Dumaguete City
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE tea & coffee
  • FREE Liquid t-shirt and log book
  • Discount on all dive equipment
  • Discount at Liquid Bar and Restaurant
  • Sanctuary fees



Divemaster GoPro

This course is aimed at those who have a desire to become a dive professional and are not yet certified. The Go Pro course can be completed in 6 -12 weeks and includes –



Divemaster Plus

This course is aimed at those who want to complete both their rescue diver and divemaster course. The Divemaster Plus course can be completed in 5 – 7 weeks and includes –



Divemaster Experience

This course is aimed at those who want that little bit extra! Five specialty certifications alongside your divemaster certification!  Enter the world of professional diving with a wealth of experience under your belt.  The Experience course can be completed in 5-8 weeks and includes–

  • PADI divemaster crew pack and instructor manual
  • Divemaster course
  • Unlimited diving
  • Nitrox Specialty, PADI materials, certification
  • AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty, PADI materials, certification
  • Sidemount Course, course materials, use of required dive equipment, certification
  • Deep Specialty, PADI materials, certification
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty , PADI materials, certification
  • Master Scuba Diver Rating
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE transfer from Dumaguete City
  • FREE tea & coffee
  • FREE Liquid t-shirt and log book
  • Discount on all dive equipment
  • Discount at Liquid Bar and Restaurant
  • Sanctuary fees

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As a diving professional it makes sense to have your own full set of personal dive equipment. We understand that not every diver has the possibility or know how to warrant buying a full set of gear prior to their divemaster course. Here at Liquid we have 2 options for you, either rent a full set of gear off us at a very reasonable price for the entire duration of your divemaster course or use our collective experience and advice on purchasing your own personal full set of gear at a very reasonable price. Email us for our divemaster equipment packages.

Here is a list of the recommended dive equipment a divemaster should have, which just happens to be the same equipment a PADI instructor needs!

Required Equipment

  • BCD with low pressure inflator
  • Regulator with alternate air source
  • Fins, mask and snorkel
  • Air gauge
  • Depth gauge
  • Timing device
  • Compass
  • Exposure suit
  • Diving tool/knife
  • 2 surface signaling devices – 1 visual and 1 audible

It is also highly recommended to have your own dive computer. We do not include these in our rental packages but we can of course help you purchase the one that most suits your diving needs. We also recommend purchasing your own blank slate (very useful) and fish book or identification slate.

If you are thinking of purchasing some equipment before getting to us, don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you want some advice.

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Once you leave the safety net of Liquid do not panic we will not desert you, after all you are now part of the Liquid Family! We will make sure you are ready for the big wide world of the diving professional. Before you leave our team of professionals will help you create your own personal diving CV and cover letter. We will introduce you to the PADI Pro’s site and go through the employment board with you. If you want we can set up mock interviews so you have an idea of the type of questions dive resorts and shop ask potential employees. We will even help you apply for your first job and depending where you go in the world can hook you up with other professionals we know in the industry!

Remember we are only an email or phone call away! If you have the opportunity of a job but are just not sure it is right for you, then contact us and tell us your concerns and we will give you our advice. If you just feel like touching base or bragging to us at how amazing your new divemaster job is then we encourage you to email!

We want to know just how successful our Liquid Divemasters are out in the big blue world!


If you are thinking of making the jump to PADI Instructor we can help you with that.  Liquid and Atmosphere Resorts and their in house Course Directors Gabrielle Holder and Tim Latimer offer the Philippines most comprehensive IDC programmes. Through Instructor Development Philippines you can take your training to the next level and beyond.

We have many different IDC packages on offer and course options.  Contact info@instructordevelopmentphilippines.com with any questions or queries you may have or check out the Instructor Development Philippines site for all the details