PADI Divemaster Course

Discover Your Path to a Professional Scuba Career with the PADI Divemaster Course

Are you ready to take the plunge into a thrilling career in scuba diving? The journey to becoming a professional in recreational scuba diving begins with the prestigious PADI Divemaster program. In this comprehensive course, you’ll work closely with a PADI Instructor to elevate your diving expertise to a professional level. The PADI Divemaster training not only enhances your diving skills but also nurtures your leadership capabilities, enabling you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Achieving the PADI Divemaster certification is the essential stepping stone toward obtaining both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You’ll Gain

Throughout the PADI Divemaster program, you’ll acquire invaluable dive leadership skills through a blend of classroom sessions and independent study. You’ll undergo rigorous water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training modules that challenge your problem-solving abilities and empower you to guide and mentor other divers. You’ll put this knowledge into practice through a structured internship or a series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through the Divemaster course, your diving knowledge will expand, your skills will sharpen, and your confidence will soar. As a certified PADI Divemaster, you’ll utilize these attributes to lead, inspire, and witness the transformative beauty of the underwater world through the eyes of other divers.

Your Teaching Opportunities

Upon achieving the PADI Divemaster certification, you’ll be authorized to:

  • Supervise a wide range of dive activities by meticulously planning, organizing, and leading dives.
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during training sessions for various PADI Diver courses.
  • Instruct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program.
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience.
  • Lead the PADI Scuba Review program.
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently guide the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Attain the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students during Training Dives 2, 3, and 4, maintaining a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during various activities.
  • Lead 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 Aqua Mission.
  • Lead subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Scuba Gear and Learning Materials

You’ll utilize basic scuba equipment and various accessories such as dive slates, dive knives, compasses, dive watches, and more. We highly recommend owning your personal scuba gear, as it enhances your overall diving skills.

For your learning journey, the PADI Divemaster crewpak includes all the essential materials you need:

  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving: A comprehensive dive physics, physiology, and equipment guide.
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • RDP Table or eRDPML with associated instructions for use booklets
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching (Optional)
  • PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook (Optional)
  • Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook (Optional)

You also have the option to enroll in Divemaster Online and purchase the Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak.

To acquire your Crew-Paks, simply get in touch with us. 


To embark on this exciting journey, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Hold a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or an equivalent from another recognized training organization).
  • Possess a PADI Rescue Diver certification (or an equivalent from another recognized training organization).
  • Have completed an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent first aid and CPR training from another organization) within the past 24 months.
  • Have a minimum of 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 for certification.
  • Be physically fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Additional Courses for Success

For an even more rewarding journey as a PADI Divemaster, consider these recommended PADI courses:

  • Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
  • Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
  • Dive Theory Online
  • Boat Diver
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Diver (You can also sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Course Online!)
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation

Ready to start your divemaster course? Contact our Dive School Manager to plan your adventure today!

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