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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:

  • Positive Attitude

  • Advanced Open Water Diver license + Rescue Diver license + Deep Diver license

  • Diving insurance

Tentative Schedule by Days (8 day program):

  1. Orientation, Rescue review, Theory

  2. Skill Circuit 1, Introduction to leading certified divers, Enhancement dive, Theory

  3. Search and Recovery, Navigation, Enhancement dive, Theory

  4. Dive briefings, mapping project, Refresh dive, enhancement dive, theory

  5. Join and help during Open Water Course confined session with real students, enhancement dive, theory

  6. Join and help during Open Water Course open water session with real students, enhancement dive, theory

  7. Join and help during Advanced Open Water Course session with real students, enhancement dive, theory

  8. Guiding certified divers, Skill circuit 2, finish theory and exams


PADI Medical Statement

PADI Liability Release

PADI Statement of Understanding

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