50,000 PHP

The hardest and most prestigious Divemaster program of any agency! If you want to become a technical Divemaster, and join the elite club of tech diving pros, this is the course to get you started!


Critter republic dive center
Sierra resort, Dauin, Philippines
(+63) 9959123460

About this course

Who this course is for:

SDI Divemaster who are certified technical divers and want to assist with TDI Diver Courses and lead technical dives at the level they are certified to dive

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified as an SDI Divemaster (equivalent ratings from other agencies are not accepted for this TDI Divemaster prerequisite. Candidates must crossover to SDI prior to the TDI Divemaster course)
  • Provide copies of current CPR and first aid training
  • Have a current medical examination signed by a licensed physician within the past 12 months
  • Provide proof of 50 logged dives
  • Certified as technical diver for which they are applying as a TDI Divemaster in

What you can expect to learn:

Instructor must use the current TDI Standards and Procedures Manual but may also use any additional text or materials that they may feel help present these topics. The following topics must be covered during this course:

  • Knowledge development
  • Recreational dive leader
  • Diving physics
  • Diving physiology
  • Diving equipment
  • Personal dive skills
  • Professional skills

Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements

  • Must give a minimum of 2 complete briefs and debriefs
  • Show preparation, planning, and control in dive management and technical diving activities
  • Four open water dives, at least 2 of which must be at the highest Divemaster level being applied for
  • Training dives must not exceed the Divemaster candidate’s current experience and certification level
  • Upon successful completion of the dives, students must complete their logbooks and the instructor must sign off on the completed dives

Students must demonstrate all the skills required in the previous courses at Divemaster quality in leadership level equipment – Skills include:

  • Diving equipment assembly and disassembly
  • Equipment inspection
  • Entries and exits
  • Proper weighting and buoyancy control
  • Regulator recovery
  • Controlled descents and ascents
  • Underwater swimming
  • Buddy system techniques
  • Weight/ballast system removal and replacement
  • Scuba system removal and replacement
  • Out-of-air emergency alternatives
  • Equipment care and maintenance

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. To avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. (all students over the age of 45 will need the doctors sign-off, on the attached form). 

If you are booking a last minute course, we can also have our own doctor come to the dive center for your check (1500 PHP fee)

Package this course with more for discounts!