The Fun Part – What you get to do and learn!
Congratulations on your desire to become a more knowledgeable and skilled diver! You’ve completed enough dives and training beyond your open water certification to know that you really love to dive, and that you love to learn about diving. You’ve been diving in a number of different environments. You’ve learned a number of different skills and specialized dive techniques. And now you are wondering how to get to the next level. Whether the next step for you is to increase your knowledge and skill level for your personal satisfaction and diving safety, or if you want to be able to supervise certified divers and assist with dive training, the PADI Divemaster course is the program for you. You’ll learn about dive planning, management and supervision; the physics and physiology of diving; and a number of other advanced dive topics. You’ll be able to improve your diving skills and challenge yourself with a number of water skills. And you will gain hands on experience by performing a number of roles while assisting with real dive classes and real dive students. Honestly, it just doesn’t get any better than this!
What you can do as a Divemaster
So what can you do once you are a PADI Divemaster? Even if you don’t want to conduct official Divemaster duties, you will be a better diver, and a better dive buddy. Your ability to execute the basic dive skills will be exemplary. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of dive theory and dive management. For a lot of Divemasters, that is all they want. But as a Divemaster, you are at the first level of PADI professional membership and for those of you who are excited about supervising divers and assisting with scuba classes, there is a lot that you can do as a PADI Divemaster.
18 years old
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications)
40 logged dives
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months
Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
The course fee is $350 per person. The fee includes the Divemaster Orientation & The Role of the Divemaster presentation, 5 scheduled pool sessions and 1 scheduled open water session with an instructor, unlimited unsupervised pool workouts for practice, tanks & weights for all diving activities. If you do not have the Search and Recovery Diver or Deep Diver specialty certification, and thus must complete those practical skill scenarios, there will be an additional charge of $50 for each of those skills.
The course fee does not include materials, PADI Divemaster Online eLearning fees, PADI Dive Theory Online eLearning fees, manuals, slates or the PADI application fees. The Divemaster candidate is responsible for all expenses (transportation, lodging, meals, diving, etc) incurred in connection with the open water practical applications.
Please review the attached information packet for additional information on authorized activities for Divemasters; a description of the course structure; details on the skills, assessments and practical applications that you will conduct during the course and required materials.
Instructor Development Information Packet
Get Started Today.
Start your Divemaster Course online today! The Divemaster eLearning course presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace, and allows you to complete the required Knowledge Development section of the course.