PROFESSIONAL COURSE DIVEMASTER

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

Description

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. *This course fee only covers your online training and assessments. Practical training, dives, dive equipment, training materials and application forms are available at additional fees via your PADI Dive Center.

Academic

he PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills 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 an 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 and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course - ask your instructor.


Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement

18 years or older

Course Prerequisites

Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive

Time Commitment

Approximately 50 hours


Equipment

As a dive professional, you'll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two 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.

Available Languages

For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.

Getting Started

Register for '' https://www.padi.com/courses?Course%E2%80%A6;%20title=?irra=3033 "Register for your IDC course online">IDC Online – PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. Prestudy online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.

Also, sign up for https://www.padi.com/courses/dive-theory?irra=3033 "Sign up for Dive Theory Online">Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC.

Visit a https://locator.padi.com"; title="Use the PADI Dive Shop Locator">PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center or Resort to ask about an IDC.

Also, view the http://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/instructor-development-calendar/"; title="View the Instructor Development Calendar">Instructor Development Calendar.