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 and spread the passion of diving to fellow divers and new divers.
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, or a liveaboard, 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.
To qualify for the Divemaster course you must:
- Be 18 years old at the start of Divemaster training
- Have logged 40 dives
- Have completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within the last 24 months
- Be medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within the last 12 months
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver or have equivalent rating through another organization.
What you learn
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skill exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.
Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver, PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty, Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your Divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
The PADI Divemaster Course is very intense as it requires a fair bit of practice and hands-on experience. You get to know the daily work of a diving school and get a hang of working with customers under the supervision of our instructors. We recommend you to stay a whole month with us in order to take the most out of this course.
Please send us an email enquiring about the internship programmes and dates, respectively.