Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster you’ll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.
What You Learn
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. In the theoretical side you study from your PADI materials. With the help of your Instructor you find a chance to concentrate on waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop your diving skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics 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 an open water site
⦁ Dive Theory
⦁ Dive Site Setup and Management
⦁ Mapping project
⦁ Conducting dive briefings
⦁ search and recovery and a deep dive Scenarios
⦁ Conducting a Re Activate program and skin diver course
⦁ Discover Scuba Diving workshops
⦁ Discover Local Diving
⦁ With Open Water Diver Students
⦁ With Continuing Education Students
⦁ With Certified Divers
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
Prerequisites & Requirements
18 years or older
Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives,, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive
Approximately 50 hours
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and 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.
Check with our local dive center to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro.
Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.
Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops, and practical assessments.
Time: 7-12 Days (50h)
Min. Age: 18
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