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.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.
There is academic work involved in the Dive Master course which will be completed independently and reviewed with your instructor to assess your progress and understanding of the course. The course involves skill improvement and a final assessment, to demonstrate that you can perform kills required to an instructor’s standard. A boatman-ship exercise; which involves learning how to secure a boat, ensuring the boat is prepared for a dive trip and giving a briefing to a group of divers will also be a crucial part of your Dive Master Training. There are also a series of tasks to ensure you are comfortable in water, including timed free swim, snorkel and tread water.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
- 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 dives to earn certification.