For those wishing to persue a career in diving, or even just progress your own skills to a professional level, Sailing Club Divers offers both courses and internships to get you there.

PADI Divemaster

The DMT (Divemaster Trainee) course, very popular with backpackers and diving enthusiasts is a fantastic, fun way to increase your skillset in diving. You will learn exemplary bouyancy skills, problem solving abilities and prediction, group management and dive leadership; as well as increasing your own knowledge of marine habitats, life and ecosystems. And, of course, you will qualify as a PADI Divemaster - able to live and work the dream!

Courses start any time you like!

Nha Trang and Sailing Club are both great choices for your Divemaster. We offer a very personalized service here and our experienced crew of instructors can design the course and additional trainings to fit around exactly what you want and need. We realize that there are many high quality internships available in South East Asia and we strive to be among the best. Our PADI awards and status as Vietnam’s most respected PADI 5 Star IDC Centre are testaments to that. Getting the right start in the diving profession is incredibly important, and we do everything we can to create well-trained, independent, competent divemasters. Our brand name on your CV in itself is a mark of quality.

Below is a list of what you will need to complete in order to be certified as a PADI Divemaster, as well as the things you will need to bring with you and what we offer.:

Divemaster pre-requisites:

 ·     Be 18 years old or older.

  • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent and a First Aid certificate from within the last 24 months.
  • Have 40 logged dives before you can begin Divemaster course (can be included into the DMT package)


  • Marine Park Entry and Tax during your courses
  • Hot lunch, water, coffee and hot chocolate when on the boat
  • 3 personalised Sailing Club Divers shirts to wear during your course and after!
  • Free employment advice and assistance finding your first professional dive job
  • Wi-Fi in shop
  • Discover Scuba Diving Leader – a qualification allowing Divemasters to teach DSD programmes. This is a whole extra certification and makes you much more employable than a regular Divemaster certificate.


PADI Divemaster course: 30 days, 18,000,000vnd (around 800USD) not including materials. Certification is an additional 140USD to PADI and you will need to supply/purchase the Divemaster Crew Pack (manual and slates). Due to import taxes it might be cheaper to buy it outside of Vietnam.

    You can reduce this cost by working for us after certification. Whatever amount of time suits you between one week and two months will result in a discount from the DM fee. Two months work for us will cover the entire cost of the DM course (minus materials and certification). This is called an internship and is a great way to be introduced to the world of Professional Divemaster. You will benefit greatly from our knowledge and guidance during your adjustment period to the job.


    PADI Instructor Development Course

    Not content with your Divemaster qualification and want to take things further? No problem. Sailing Club Divers is a 5 Star IDC training facility capable of taking students to Open Water Scuba Instructor and beyond.


    20,500,000vnd (around 925USD) not including materials. We can source materials for you, but it is cheaper to buy outside of Vietnam if possible due to heavy import tax. Certification fees to PADI are also not included. These are payable directly to PADI after successful completion of the course and will be 1,250AUD (around 960USD).

    We offer internships on the instructor course too, which will save a lot of money and provide a unique opportunity to gain experience right at the start of your career working for the most respected dive centre on Vietnam (Sailing Club Divers!). Contact us for details.

    Course dates:


    IDC prep + IDC Staff

    IDC start



    March 2016 – NT



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    30 + 31

    June 2016 – NT



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    27 + 28

    Sept 2016 – NT

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    Dec 2016 – NT

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