Looking for the first step to make scuba diving your new career?
Then the PADI Divemaster programme is what you need. The Divemaster level is the first professional level.
To take this course, you must be:
- 18 years old
- A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
- A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
- An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completed within the past 24 months.
- Have at least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 logged dives for certification.
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
The PADI Divemaster course consists of three basic sections:
Knowledge Development: independent study via eLearning. Interactive lessons cover divemaster-led programs and activities, diver safety and risk management, the aquatic environment and more. Study online or offline using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
Water Skill Exercises: designed to test your physical fitness.
General Diving Skills: including mapping, rescue assessment and diving skills assessment. Learn how to anticipate problems and provide assistance, create an Emergency Assistance Plan and improve your navigation and problem-solving skills through practical workshops.
Practical Application: Gain practical experience giving dive briefings, assisting with classes and leading underwater tours. Plan and lead a dive for qualified divers, organize and carry out divemaster conducted programmes and act as a professional assistant to a PADI Instructor.
The PADI Divemaster course takes around 30 days with us.
Discover Scuba Diving Leader
When you’ll be a Certified as a PADI Divemaster, the next step is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Leader course. This programme can give you an extra tool as a Professional to work. DSD Certified Leaders are allowed to conduct the Discover Scuba Diving confined water (pool or confined open water).
The course includes assistance and/or management in 4 PADI Discover Scuba Diving program separated, in a pool or confined open water environment and under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.
Benefits of DSD Leader Qualification
You will find the PADI DSD Leader rating useful to have if you are planning to find work as a Divemaster, such as at dive resorts or on liveaboards.
It could also create the foundation if you are planning to do the next step as a PADI Professional (e.g. PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor).
Other Courses that will prepare you for Success as a PADI Divemaster
Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:
- Search and Recovery(Highly recommended)
- Deep Diver(Highly recommended)
- Boat Diver
- Digital Underwater Photographer
- Emergency First Response Instructor
- Emergency Oxygen Provider
- Enriched Air Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigation