The first step in a PADI Scuba Diving Professional Career is to become a Divemaster. If you're looking to expand your dive knowledge and improve your diving skills. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities. Working closely with your PADI Instructor, the Divemaster program also qualifies you to supervise some diving activities, allows you to assist instructors with student divers.  

Prerequisites :

  • Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Rescue Diver certification

  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification

  • Physician's Medical Document for Diving Fitness

  • 40 logged dives

  • (minimum age: 18 years) 

You will learn:  

The PADI Divemaster program combines classroom teaching and independent study to enhance your leadership skills. The water skills, stress tests, stamina exercises and training exercises, stretch your ability to organize and solve problems, while helping student divers to improve their scuba. The Divemaster course can be completed through a structured internship or a series of practical training exercises. 

How long does it take?

It varies depending on the student's experience, schedule and previous certifications though we would suggest that it could take typically somewhere between six to twelve weeks. 

Diving activities that a Divemaster can teach: 

  • Supervise activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.

  • Assist a PADI Instructor during 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 (for certified divers).

  • Independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program (if DSD Leader)

  • Teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty (after qualifying).

  • Accompany students during Adventure Dives or under the indirect supervision  of a PADI Instructor.

  • 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.  

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