Divemaster is the first level of professional diving. Certified Divemasters enhance dive training by increasing safety and student comfort, gain valuable teaching experience and can conduct Environmental Orientation Dives.
2021 Class Schedule:
- February 9, 11, 16, 18 & 23
- April 13, 15, 20, 22 & 27
- June 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29
- August 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31
- October 12, 14, 19, 21 & 26
- December 7, 9, 14, 16 & 21
Please complete the Medical Statement form prior to your first class.
- Advanced Open Water Diver Certification
- Rescue Diver Certification
- Current first aid/CPR certification (like the Emergency First Response program)
- Sixty (60) logged dives
Included in the cost:
- Divemaster Crew-Pack (manual and slates)
Required Materials NOT included in the cost:
- Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- RDP Table
- eRDP ML
- Additionally each candidate will need to participate in one or more dive trips. Refer to the Dive Travel page for dates and costs.
As a PADI Divemaster, you'll be qualified to:
- Act as certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors.
- Supervise participants in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers.
- Generally supervise both training and non training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.
- Conduct the Skin Diving Skills segment of the PADI Open Water Diver course confined Water Diver four under the direction of a PADI Instructor.
- Enroll in PADI Instructor level training
To qualify for PADI Divemaster training, you'll need to:
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam signed by a physician prior to any in-water activities.
- At the time of certification, have current training in CPR. (Current means that the CPR training has not expired as defined by the CPR training organization.)
- At the time of certification, have current training in First Aid.
(If the candidate does not hold a PADI Rescue Diver certification, he must have first aid training that has not expired as defined by the first aid training organization.)
You'll complete three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:
- Watermanship and skills assessment
- Watermanship, stamina & general diving skills (click here)
- Knowledge Development
- Diving physics
- Diving physiology
- Diving skills and environment
- Supervising students in training
- Dive management and control
- Dive planning
- Emergency assistance plan for Diving emergencies
- Mapping a local open water site
- Practical Application
- This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs.
- These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.
Upon completing this course you’ll become a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance (which may be required to conduct some activities).