We are very proud to announce the first of new programs for next season!
We are now taking applications for Internships at Wicked Diving – Khao Lak’s Premier Dive Center. The divemaster training program will commence March15th, 2009 Space is limited – all other dates are full!
Take this unique opportunity and become a professional diver. Join our Similan Divemaster internship program. Dive from our liveaboardin the Similan Islands, while living, diving and learning in the world-famous tropical paradise of Khao Lak, Thailand.
Our Divemaster training program will bring you experience, knowledge and skills that allow you to work as a professional diver any where in the world.
All of this AND you still join at least 2 of our Similan liveaboard diving safaris. With these trips you will have the opportunity to see and dive with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Turtles, Sharks and the hundreds of other species of Marine Life that make this one of the Top Ten Dive Sties in the world – the Similan Islands.
Wait! This price is incredible! Only 35,000 Thai baht to become a professional diver!!!
We also offer discounts on Equipment, future Similan Island liveaboards and all our selection of specialty courses. We are also an instructor Training facility, so you can move up to the next level after you complete Thailand’s best Divemaster training course.
We do not offer “short courses” and we are not a factory school. We only enroll a very limited numbers of divemaster interns at one time. We aim for the most thorough training and our goal is to make you an employable, experienced member of the worldwide professional diving community. Our course is twice as long as most other shops, and almost all our former Divemaster students are working as DM’s in the Similan Islands and around the world.
You will be “immersed” in the world of scuba diving. Not just being taught, but actually working alongside your instructors on our Similan Island liveaboard, on our speedboat and maybe even arranging and conducting trips to Khao Lak’s local shipwrecks! You will learn how a shop runs, how to coordinate a dive trip, to supervise divers in the water – even how to assist in teaching courses! Our Similan Divemaster course is for the passionate diver – who wants more!
You will find your head “swimming” with all the new experiences – imagine showing the incredible dive sites of the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock to “your divers”. You will be tending to our guests safety as you share your passion for the marine life you see on each dive, while readying them and their equipment for the next dive. In the shop you will get hands-on training for the real world – seeing how trips are planned and prepared for, equipment serviced and paperwork (yup, there is STILL paperwork – even in diving) readied for each guest.
When you join our “school”, you’ll see that things are different. We are passionate about safety and service. We conduct lectures every two weeks for the whole diving community in Khao Lak regarding safety, marine life and even the results of our exploratory dives around the region. We are a small school with the personal touch. You will be mentored through the divemaster internship with your own instructor, but all our staff lend a hand in training.
It is not often you can take 6-8 weeks out of your hectic life to live in the tropics, enjoy one of the worlds truly great cuisines, dive some of the best dive sites in the world (Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon , Koh Tachai) , visit white sand beaches for your lunch break and still end up with a career!
Please realize that by joining this diving adventure you are not guaranteeing your certification in any courses since PADI course certification is a result of completing/passing required coursework, completing dives and/or examinations
Staying and living in Khao Lak:
We are happy to help you organize accommodation while doing your course. Living here is inexpensive. Unlike Phuket, this is a small town with lots of relaxed places to live. You can choose from serviced units (like hotel rooms) or actual houses with kitchens. Often times you will find that staying with other DMT’s (Dive Master Trainee’s) is a great way to live cheaply and share study time.
Khao Lak is about one hour North of Phuket Airport, but is a world away from the madness and chaos of Phuket. Khao Lak is a small town with lots of beaches and quiet laid-back restaurants. We are surrounded by the Khao Lak – Lamru National Park, and of course the World Famous Khao Sok National Park is just up the road from here.
Please bear this in mind – unlike Phuket, Khao Lak is quiet. Lacking in real nightlife and “go-go” bars, we like it. If you are coming to Thailand to party, this is NOT the town for you. On the other hand if you are here to dive, learn about diving and to see some of the best dive sites in Thailand – come on up!
Khao Lak is about a one hour drive up the coast from Phuket. Khao Lak is a lot more chilled out than Phuket – it’s quieter and cheaper. There is a great beach, and several bars and restaurants. There is also the amazing Khao Sok national park nearby.
As always, please contact us with any other questions you might have. WE are very excited about this opportunity to share our knowledge and experience and hope you are too!