Your adventure into the professional level of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises. Dive Master candidates must sign a store work agreement that will give them discounts on store purchases and liability insurance.
This is an entry level teaching position and prepares you to supervise divers, assist instructors and conduct DM led programs. For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack, look no further. The PADI Divemaster program is your first step towards leadership levels in the PADI System of diver education.
Upon successfully completing the PADI Divemaster program *, you'll receive a certification card and wall certificate denoting this rating. You'll also become a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase discounted professional liability insurance (which is required to conduct training activities). Here's your chance to share your love of diving with others!
12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training
To qualify for PADI Divemaster training, you'll need to:
1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
2. Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
3. Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and complete and log a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certificcation.
4. Be at least 18 years old.
5. Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.
Materials You Will Need:
1. PADI Divemaster Manual
2. Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) � all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instruction booklets)
3. The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
4. Diving Knowledge Workbook
5. Divemaster Slates
6. PADI Divemaster Video
7. Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters.
You may download PDF versions of the Instructor Guides by clicking on the links below.
1. Discover Scuba Diving
2. Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
3. Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
The course is divided into three sections:
You will have the opportunity to attend several scheduled classroom sessions or simply study the material independently. The covered topics include: Supervising general diving activities, assisting with student divers in training, dive theory, diving physics, diving physiology, dive equipment, decompression theory and the RDP, Divemaster conducted programs, risk management, the business of diving and your diving career.
This portion of the course will evaluate your stamina and develop your skills to a demonstration quality level. It is a lot of fun and guaranteed to challenge you. The topics include: Various stamina exercises, dive rescue assessment / development and confined water skills assessment / development.
This part of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge and skills you will use as a PADI Divemaster. It contains two segments. The first part includes Required Training Exercises that all candidates must complete. These exercises develop your organizational and problem solving skills. The second part has two options - an Internship or Practical Training Exercises.
#1 - REQUIRED TRAINING EXERCISES
Mapping Project: With a buddy, you will survey a dive site and create a map showing underwater topography, points of interest, entry / exit points, local facilities and potential hazards.
Equipment Exchange: You will demonstrate the ability to solve unanticipated problems underwater by exchanging all scuba equipment (except exposure suit and weights) with a buddy while buddy breathing.
Divemaster Conducted Programs: This exercise familiarizes you the programs you will be able to conduct as a Divemaster. You will conduct a simulated or actual Discover Snorkeling, Scuba Review, Discover Local Diving or Skin Diver course under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.
#2 - INTERNSHIP
You must participate in:
All confined water and class sessions of an Open Water Course.
One Open Water course open water training dive.
One Advanced, Rescue or Specialty Diver open water session.
Three additional open water training dives from any PADI course.
One supervisory situation with certified divers not in a formal course.
Divemaster Program Package Price:
$699.00* + $291.80 Crew Packs + $114.00 DVD's.
Certification Package includes:
Advanced Open Water, Emergency First Responder, Rescue Diver, and Divemaster Certification Class.
Dive Master Crew Pack includes:
Application, decal, brochure, emblem, manual, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Diving Knowledge Workbook, and Divemaster slates.
*There are additional fees payable to PADI, insurance that is required prior to certification, and a few other required items which are sold separately.
Take charge of your adventure. Become a PADI Divemaster.