Divemaster Course

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can PADI Divemasters do?
  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Conduct the pool session for DSD's after completing DSD Internship
  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
What do I need to start?
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • Current First aid and CPR from accredited organization (Within 2 yrs)
  • 20 logged dives
  • 18 years old

What will I do?

  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises.

How long will it take?
Two weeks - three months

What materials are needed?

  • Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster UW Slates
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • DSD cue card
  • CD Rom for DM Conducted programs
  • PADI professional cordura briefcase

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