Divemaster

divemaster

Quick Info

Gear:
Standard:
Course Specific:
Dive slate
Dive knife
Compass
Dive watch
Pre-Requisites:
18+ years old
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Rescue Diver
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care responder completed in last 24 months
Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
Submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Course Details

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.

Get started now with Divemaster Online!

What will you 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. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

You may be able to get college credit for PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

What will you be able to 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 PADI 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 Skin Diver Specialist 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.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program.
The complete set of materials includes:
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
Divemaster slates
PADI Divemaster Manual
CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster-conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately)
You also have the option to take PADI Divemaster Online and purchase the PADI Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak. For Divemaster Online, you can sign up today.