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 modivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experiience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divmaster 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 organization in the world - PADI.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
- PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 logged dives to earn certification
What will 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 and 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
What gear will you use?
As a dive professional, you'll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive tool, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skill 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.