Life’s a beach for our Dive Master Trainees…

[singlepic id=131 w=320 h=240 float=left]With summer fast approaching you’re probably wondering what to do with yourself. Maybe you’ve graduated from university and just aren’t ready to start the dreaded 9 to 5, or maybe you’re simply bored with the same old. Solution? Easy! Book a ticket to Bangkok, enjoy a crazy night on Khao San Road then make your way down to Koh Tao and enroll in what will become the best course of your life, be a Divemaster Trainee. What better way to spend your days than living on a tropical island, diving every day, making friends for life and getting a professional qualification at the end. Whether you’re 18 or 38, the divemaster course at Sairee Cottage will have you questioning the way you thought your life was going to go. Come for 6 weeks and I can guarantee, you won’t want to leave!

Fancy making this your new home??
[singlepic id=130 w=320 h=240 float=right]As soon as you take your first steps off the Lomprayah, Sairee Cottage will be there to pick you up and deliver you to the dive shop, your new home. We’ll help to make sure you settle in, recommend accommodation, restaurants and any other helpful tips. After an orientation to the course you’re good to go! Assisting our instructors on various levels of courses, dive theory, interacting with customers, you will find yourself involved in all aspects of the daily running of the dive shop whilst also becoming ever more confident in your own diving ability.

It’s not all hard work…

Still not convinced? Maybe one of our current DMTs and recently qualified DM can help to change your mind…

JONO – Divemaster Trainee at a Rescue Course – A Preparation for DMTs

[singlepic id=128 w=320 h=240 float=left]Jono is one of our newest additions to the DMT team. At the age of 34, Jono couldn’t contain his passion for diving a minute longer and has taken time out from his hectic job as a Property Developer in New Zealand to live the dream with us on Koh Tao. Jono joined us at Open Water level and has since completed Advanced, EFR and Rescue before the start of the DMT.

1. What made you want to complete your DMT?

To be honest, I needed a break from being a property developer and as a result of the earthquakes in New Zealand, the market wasn’t going well anyway. Life’s not about money, it’s about the experiences and the people. I absolutely love diving and socialising. Simple!

2. Why Koh Tao?

Because of the young, vibrant, backpacker lifestyle and Koh Tao’s ‘uniqueness’.

3. Best thing about your DMT at Sairee Cottage?

The staff. The owner is heavily involved which makes a huge difference as he ensures everything runs efficiently. The size of the company, it’s obvious Sairee Cottage focuses on quality not quantity, it’s just one big happy family.

4. Any regrets?

Yes, not doing it earlier!!

ANDY – Divemaster

Jealous?? This could be you soon!
[singlepic id=129 w=320 h=240 float=right]At the tender age of 20, Andy completed his DMT with us in May 2012, after joining at only Open Water Level, and immediately gained a full time position as Divemaster at Sairee Cottage. Originally an electrician from England, Andy could never have imagined his life would turn out like this but he’s happier than ever.

1.Best part of your DMT course?

Instead of waking up on a Monday morning and going to work on a building site, I wake up on a tropical island and dive everyday with new people.

2. What made you choose Sairee Cottage?

The atmosphere around the dive shop, the chilled out vibe make it feel less like work and more like fun.

3. Have your travel plans changed since starting the course?

I came here for 2 days with no intention of diving, I’ve now been here for 4 months and done 130 dives. It’s not just my travel plans that have changed, it’s my life plans.

4. Any regrets?

Breaking my toe during a Muay Thai fight, meaning I couldn’t dive for 6 weeks!!

[singlepic id=132 w=320 h=240 float=left]So there you have it, regardless of your current certification level you can still become a divemaster with us on our little paradise island. What are you waiting for? Get that flight booked!! For further information regarding our Divemaster course please feel free to email the shop:

The Whalesharks are waiting for you!!!

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