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. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist the instructor with student divers.
What can PADI Divemasters do?
•Work at local dive centers, on live- aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
•Assist PADI Instructors with students Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
•Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
•Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
•Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
•Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
What do I need to start?
•PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
•PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization
•Medical clearance signed by a physician
•40 logged dives
•18 years old
•Master Scuba Diver Certification is highly encouraged, although not required
What will I do?
Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
Hands on working experience
How long will it take?
On average the PADI Divemaster program is approximately 12 weeks but the course is flexible and depends on other school schedule classes.
What course materials are required?
•PADI Divemaster Manual Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
•The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
•Diving Knowledge Workbook
•Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters
•Discover Scuba Diving Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
•The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed.
Where can i go from here?
The PADI Divemaster course is your gateway to continuing your education and becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor which will qualify you to teach Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses.