Who should take this course?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
o Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
o A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
o At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
- 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
• 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?
• 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 (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
What will I do?
• Pre-study – This takes 8-10 hours to complete with your manual. You’ll need to complete all knowledge reviews before the first day of class and become familiar with the material in the Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving.
Classroom sessions – 2 days
• Role and Charateristics of a PADI Divemaster
• Exams & Assignments
Pool Sessions – 2 (confined water)
• 400m swim
• 15 mins tread/float
• 800m snorkel swim
• 100m tired diver tow
• Equipment exchange
• Demo skills
• Diver rescue
• Divemaster conducted programs workshops
Open Water Sessions – 2 days
• Open Water Diver students in confined water – 2 days
• Open Water Diver students in open water – 2 days
• Continuing education student divers in open water – 1 day
• Certified divers in open water – 1 day
How long will it take?
•Two weeks – three months
What course materials are required?
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:
• PADI Divemaster Manual
• Divemaster slates
• PADI Instructor Manual
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
• Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
• PADI Professional Log
• DSD Cue Cards
• PADI Pro Bag
• PADI Divemaster Application package
• As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
Course Cost - $500
PLUS ($255 e-Learning plus materials cost OR $509.65 for Divemaster Crew-Pak and instructor manual)