PADI Divemaster Course
Looking for the first step on the professional
ladder? Then you need to be a PADI Divemaster.
The PADI Divemaster certification is the first level of
professional levels of recreational scuba. Working
closely with our 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.
PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for
both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water
Scuba Instructor certifications.
What You Learn
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 a
s well as help others improve their scuba. You put this
knowledge into action through a structured internship
or series of practical training exercises.
What You Can Teach
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you
will be authorised 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 Snorkelling program
Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving
Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving
Leader, independently conduct the PADI
Discover Scuba 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
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 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.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba equipment and
some scuba accessories such as a dive slate,
dive knife, compass,dive watch,etc.
It is highly recommended that you own all of
your own scuba equipment, as familiarity
with personal gear improves general scuba
diving skills. If you don't have all of your own
kit we can arrange everything you will need
at great prices.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll
need to start the PADI Divemaster program.
The complete set of materials includes:
The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving -
a comprehensive overview of diving physics,
physiology, and equipment.
The Diving Knowledge Workbook – a self-study
guide used in preparation for the Divemaster
and Instructor exams.
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 PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
(or qualifying certification from another
A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification
from another training organization)
An Emergency First Response Primary and
Secodary Care (or qualifying first aid and
CPR training from another organization)
course completion within the past 24 months.
Have at least 40 dives 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.