PADI Divemaster Course



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 
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 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, 


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.
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 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
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.