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Divemaster Course

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; That's right! Be paid to do what you love: Become a Divemaster. When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

The Divemaster Process:

Looking for the first step to working with scuba divers as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with your instructor, in this program you will expand your dive knowledge and hone your diving skills to the professional level. Divemaster training also develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise diving activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn:

During your Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You will complete in water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba skills. The knowledge you gain will be put into action through a structured internship and a series of practical training exercises. As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, perfect your diving skills, and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor, motivate other divers, and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the aquatic realm.

What You Can Teach:

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any 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
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, you can independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program.
  • With the addition of the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating you are able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver Course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (With an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist Aqua Mission
  • 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.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use:

  • You will use all of the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Required Learning Materials You Need:

PADI Divemaster Crew Pack

  • Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - A comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Divemaster Application package                                                                                                                                                                                            
Additional Learning Materials:
* Divemaster DVD 
* Dive Knowledge Workbook 
* Dive Theory Online Course
* Divemaster Online Course 
* Practice Exams 
* PADI Divemaster Application Fee 

* All of the required learning materials/ applications listed above are included in the course cost
* Prices are subject to change without notice

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need, but you may have received them during other PADI courses, so, they are not included in the Divemaster Course. Please ask your instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

For all your questions, learning materials and equipment, contact Into The Blue Scuba Today!

Divemaster Prerequisites:

To take the Divemaster course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • A PADI Rescue Diver Certification or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • A Emergency First Response Certification or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization (course completion within the past 24 months)
  • Have at least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 logged for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement  signed by a physician within the last 12 months                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a Divemaster:

You will soon earn your rating as a PADI Divemaster and be considered as a dive professional! This includes being a leader, a supervisor, a teacher, a boat master, a rescue diver, a medic, an equipment specialist, a marine environmentalist – a diving expert!

For more information about this or other PADI courses contact Into The Blue Scuba and we will be glad to assist you in any way.



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