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.
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.
You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
The course takes between 30 days and 6 months – it is up to you!
Through your divemaster course you will have to complete the following sections:
- Knowledge Development: 9 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training.
- See a video of the divemaster equipment exchange.
- Waterskills Excercises including a 400m swim, 800m snorkel swim, float and equipment exchange exercise.
- Diver rescue assessment.
- Skill circuit - where you will practice demonstrating 24 skills for future classes.
- Practical application section including a deep dive scenario, search and recovery scenario, mapping project and dive briefing practice.
- Divemaster conducted programs section, which includes 5 workshops where you will practice organizing and conducting different programs including scuba review, skin diver course, discover scuba diving and discover local diving.
- You internship, where you will be diving most days, assisting both certified divers and students and learning how to become a certified assistant.
To enroll in the PADI Divemaster course, you must:
. Be 18 years or older
. Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months*
. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
. Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
. Be trained to 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.
* Please note before you undertake any course or scuba diving training you must complete a PADI Medical form to ensure you can dive. You can download it here.