Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career?
Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
This course requires a minimum of 2 weeks to be completed.
What will I Learn ?
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba abilities. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
What will I Teach ?
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified Divemaster.
Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
– surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
-when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
Conduct the PADI Seal Team AquaMission
Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
PADI Divemaster Course
What do I need to start ?
18 years old
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. (this can be done directly at our dive centre)
Note: Divemaster Pack Includes:
Instructor Manual (new)
Guide to teaching work book
Encyclopedia of Diving
DSD Cue Cards
Authorization Decal – Required for application
PADI Crew Bag
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Other Courses that will prepare you for Success as a PADI Divemaster:
Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:
Coral Reef Conservation
Digital Underwater Photographer
Emergency First Response Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched Air Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy