PADI Divemaster Course
Is the PADI Divemaster Course for you?
Are you passionate about diving?
Are you completely obsessed with the underwater world?
Does being underwater bring you a sense of inner peace?
You’re a PADI Divemaster!
Pre-requisites for PADI Divemaster course:
- Be at least 18 years old
- PADI Advanced Diver Certification or equivalent
- PADI Rescue Diver Certification of equivalent
- Have a minimum of 40 logged dives
- Have a medical form signed by the doctor stating that you are medically fit to dive that is no older than 12 months
Then you might want to consider becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a Divemaster, you will be able to work anywhere in the world and of course, you will be paid for the privilege of breathing underwater, taking care of fellow divers and assisting on PADI Courses.
The Divemaster course is not only the first step to becoming a PADI professional but it is one of the most important courses to accomplish, if you have an interest in working your way up the PADI Scuba diving ladder and also if you are seeking to further develop yourself both in the sense of diving and self.
The road to becoming a Divemaster is not like any of the other courses you have done thus far. You no longer have to complete skills as your instructor requires it, however you work closely with an array of different instructors each bestowing upon you their own personal teaching and guiding style throughout many different diving scenarios. Learning from so many different PADI professionals improves your own diving skills, as well as your ability to handle and teach divers underwater. Part of the divemaster course requires you to perform a set of basic dive skills, also referred to as a Divemaster skill circuit. All of the blocks that make up the Divemaster course vastly expand your dive knowledge and make you an all-round confident divemaster.
- Pool sessions
- Theory workshops
- Open water sessions
- Course Extra’s
- What You Can Teach
- Course Price
Together these elements, will prepare the student to pass the two theory exams. The core theory in the exams consist of the standards and procedures, diving physiology, diving physics, diving equipment and how to use the recreational dive planner. All of these theoretical components are the basic foundation that one requires if one wants to further climb the ladder to becoming a PADI Instructor. A PADI Divemaster must be just as knowledgeable as a PADI dive instructor.
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
- Assist a PADI Instructor during the 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
- If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
- Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be 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 AquaMission
- 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.
A part time dive master internship can take anywhere between two to three months.