PADI Divemaster Course - Phuket, Thailand

Who is Sharkey?

The Sharkey team

Sharkey Scuba is a PADI dive center in Karon, Phuket. We are a small, family run company focused on providing a very high level of customer service. This includes hotel visits, private tuition and after dive events.

All our recreational dive courses are based on private instruction, generally one on one. This allows us to provide a very high level of tuition as we are able to focus on individuals rather than a number of students at the same time. This philosophy carries through to our Divemaster courses too enabling you to benefit from individual attention.

Our Instructors

The two main instructors that you will be working with are Iain and Oui, the company owners. We are both extremely enthusiastic divers who love nothing better than to be underwater. Both of us are very highly experienced in scuba diving instruction with a combined total of over 16 years of scuba teaching in Phuket. To date we have certified almost 1,000 students between us.

As well as teaching we have both worked as tour leaders on both day trip and liveaboard boats and guided literally thousands of people of various ages from all over the world. This has given us invaluable experience in areas such as customer psychology, assessing environmental conditions and problem avoidance.

Fun and Smiles

Your divemaster course should be about learning and building confidence in your dive abilities but also about having fun. As well as providing top quality tuition we offer a very personal experience so as soon as you walk through our doors expect to become part of the Sharkey family! We enjoy the social side of diving and spend many of our evenings with our guests chatting about diving (and other things) over dinner and a drink or two. We have guests visit from all over the world from many different backgrounds. You will, of course, also be welcome to join in the fun.

Safety, Quality, Fun

During every training dive that you participate in we guarantee that a dive professional will always be present on the dives with you. This is for the following three main reasons:


If you would like contact with our previous divemaster trainees then please do not hesitate to ask. We will gladly forward some e-mail addresses for you so that you can discuss their experiences with the Sharkey team. You can also check out articles on our web site written by a few of our former divemasters in training:

Also, check out our Testimonials section for general customer comments on their Sharkey experience.

PADI student

Whale shark

Manta ray