Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational 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
Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that's right be paid to do what you love: become a PADI Divemaster. When you Join the Tribe by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.
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 as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.
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 Snorkeling program
Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
18 years old
Advanced Open Water Diver license
Rescue Diver license
Deep Diver license
An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) 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
What to bring:
Advanced Open Water Diver license + Rescue Diver license + Deep Diver license
Tentative Schedule by Days (8 day program):
Orientation, Rescue review, Theory
Skill Circuit 1, Introduction to leading certified divers, Enhancement dive, Theory
Search and Recovery, Navigation, Enhancement dive, Theory
Dive briefings, mapping project, Refresh dive, enhancement dive, theory
Join and help during Open Water Course confined session with real students, enhancement dive, theory
Join and help during Open Water Course open water session with real students, enhancement dive, theory
Join and help during Advanced Open Water Course session with real students, enhancement dive, theory
Guiding certified divers, Skill circuit 2, finish theory and exams