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  • PADI Divemaster


    GO Pro! Becoming a PADI Divemaster is the beginning of a Professional diving career and leadership.

    This is the first Professional step on the PADI ladder. In this course you will work with and assist the PADI Instructor during training.  This program allows you to 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. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

    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 as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.


    As a Certified Divemaster, you will be a member of the world’s largest and most recognized professional diving organization. Divemasters are in demand the world over. As a first professional step to becoming an instructor, you will be embarking in the ultimate adventure. Your journey into dive leadership starts here. Dare to be challenged!

    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 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  program.

  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the .

  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of 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  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.

  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course


    This course includes:

    The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes:

  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.

  • Divemaster slates

  • PADI Divemaster Manual

  • CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster-conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately



    To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old

  • A  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • A  (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • An  (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.

  • Have at least to begin the course and 60 for certification

  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


    Twelve Academic topics will be covered and there will be eight exams. Topics include: Physics, Physiology, Diving Equipment, Supervising Certified Divers, Risk management, Business of Diving, Diving Career, Role of the Divemaster, Supervising Students in Training, Skills and Environment, and the Recreational Dive Planner, and the Theory of Diving.


    Waterman-ship and skills assessment include: 400yd swim, 800yd snorkel/fin swim, 100yd tired diver tow, 15 minute tread water, basic skills circuit, rescue practice & evaluation and buddy breathing equipment exchange.


    Students must complete knowledge training online through PADI eLearning prior to beginning class ($350.00 upon enrollment).

    Divemaster paper application $105.00 paid directly to PADI upon completion successful of course.


  • Tuition: $950.00




  • Our prices include course tuition and when applicable, tanks and weight, boat fees and diver level certification fees. Training material, eLearning, PADI professional application processing fees are extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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