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Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a 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.

As a Dive master you can work at local dive centres, on live-aboard dive boats and at exotic resort locations. You can assist PADI Instructors with students, lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided tours, teach and certify PADI Skin Divers, teach PADI Discover Snorkelling, conduct PADI Reactivate programs and lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences.

What do I need to start?

PADI Rescue Diver certification
(or qualifying certification from another organisation)

An Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care
course completion within the past 24 months
40 logged dives to start the course and 60 for certification

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a Doctor within the past 12 months

Minimum Age: 18 yrs

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 organisational and problem solving abilities, Complete workshops for search and recovery and deep diiving.

What can you Teach?

Divemasters are authorised to teach the following PADI courses:
  • 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 Reactivate program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving 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 and also 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 Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course

PADI Divemaster Manual

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