Want to become a dive professional? The PADI Divemaster course is the first step on the professional ladder and is conducted over a 4 – 6 week period. Certified Divemasters are invaluable in the dive industry as they can guide certified divers on fun dives as well as assisting instructors on courses and refresh divers who have bene out of the water for a while. Becoming a PADI pro with BIG FISH DIVING is serious fun!

At Big Fish Diving, we take pride in providing an immersive learning environment for aspiring Divemaster candidates. Our dive center attracts a diverse range of PADI students, creating a vibrant atmosphere where knowledge and skills are shared among passionate individuals. As a candidate, you’ll have the invaluable opportunity to learn from these experienced divers and gain practical insights into the world of professional diving. 

Nusa Penida Marine Park is renowned for its awe-inspiring marine biodiversity, and our daily dives offer a front-row seat to some of nature’s most extraordinary wonders. Imagine gliding alongside majestic Manta Rays, their graceful movements leaving you in awe. Witness the mesmerizing Oceanic Sunfish, known as Mola-Mola, as they make their seasonal appearances, presenting a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

As a Divemaster candidate, you’ll also have the unique chance to master the art of diving in currents. Our drift dives will challenge and excite you as you navigate through the crystal-clear waters, exploring vibrant coral reefs teeming with life. You’ll learn essential techniques, develop your situational awareness, and grow confident in handling diverse diving conditions.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of PADI professionals will guide you every step of the way, ensuring a comprehensive and rewarding learning experience. From classroom sessions to practical training, we prioritize your growth as a competent and responsible Divemaster.

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving students and guiding fun divers
  • Rescue diver certification
  • EFR certificate, within the past 24 months
  • 40 logged dives
  • 18+ years of age at the start of the course
  • Have medical clearance for diving signed by a physician within the last 12 months. Click here to download a medical form.

Will depend on your current level and experience. As well as the Divemaster course fees payable to us there is also an application fee payable to PADI on completion of your course. You will also need to have your own set of PADI Divemaster manuals which you can buy yourself or we can help you buy them once you are here. Finally contact us today to find out the great offer we have saved for you!


There are a variety of accommodations to choose from, all within walking distance of the dive centre. Expect to pay around IDR 2,500,000 – 3,000,000 per month for a room with private bathroom.

PADI Divemaster candidate giving a briefing on Big Fish Boat

We had a dive package with BFD and accommodation in their Secret Garden Bungalows and it was great choice. Everything was near and easy. Dive staff is super friendly and very professional. Our divemasters were brilliant in spotting the small stuff and also showed us loads of mantas. Everything is neatly organized and very safe. I would love to come back soon.

Kati L