PADI Divemaster

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? 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. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

What You’ll Learn

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’ll 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 the acquatic realm.

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  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) 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 (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Equipment & Materials

The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package


  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.


Orientation – This is a class and pool session. We will cover:

  • Roll and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  • In-pool skills workshop

Independent-study – This takes 8-10 hours to complete with your manual & eLearning.

Pool Sessions – 2

  • 400m swim
  • 15 mins tread/float
  • 800m snorkel swim
  • 100m tired diver tow
  • Equipment exchange
  • Demo skills
  • Diver rescue
  • Divemaster conducted programs workshops

Open Water Sessions – 2 days

Exams & Assignments –

  • Theory & Standards exams
  • Mapping project
  • Emergency assistance plan


  • Open Water Diver students in confined water – 2 days
  • Open Water Diver students in open water – 2 days
  • Continuing education student divers in open water – 1 day
  • Certified divers in open water – 1 day


Full Divemaster Program $1264

Includes: Orientation, full DM program, internship, eLearning and PADI Divemaster Crew Pak.

Are you a certified Advanced Open Water diver or higher and want to find out more about the Divemaster Program?

Divemaster Orientation ONLY $100

Includes: Divemaster orientation and in pool skills workshop. If you take the plunge with the full DM program within 12months the orientation & fee will count towards the full program.


Dive Theory Online

As part of the Divemaster course you will be expanding your knowledge on the physics and physiology of diving. If the mention of physics and math makes you want to run try the dive theory online course. It will help to make all those numbers make sense. It does count in place of part 1 of the written exams.

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