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 Scuba Review programs and lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences.
- What do I need to start?
- What will I Do?
- What can you Teach?
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
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 diving.
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 Scuba Review 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