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Divemaster

Do you have a relentless passion for diving? Or do you just love it with all your heart? Then think about your job preference and become a PADI Divemaster.

When you become a member of the PADI divemaster group, you join the ranks of the largest and most respected diving group in the world, that of PADI professionals. The PADI Dive Masters and Instructors all have a passion for diving and are actively committed to the health of the underwater world.

The PADI Divemaster-course


Looking for the first steps towards a career in the diving world? Your adventure sport diving instructor level begins with the PADI Divemaster program. In this program you will work closely with a PADI Instructor. You expand your diving knowledge and bring your skills to a professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, you will be qualified to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is a requirement to participate in the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

What you will learn

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn through both classroom and independent leadership skills for diving. You will be tested on water skills; you develop the skills to organize and solve problems, and help others to learn to dive better. You put this knowledge into practice through a structured internship or series of practical exercises.

During your Divemaster training you expand your diving knowledge, perfect your skills and enlarge your self-confidence. Once you are a PADI Divemaster, you will use your acquired skills to guide other divers, and to coach and encourage them. You're going to find it very nice to see them get enchanted by the wonderful underwater world.

What will you be able to perform

When you are certified as a PADI Divemaster, you are entitled to:

  • Supervise during both courses and other diving activities by planning, organizing dives and escorting students.
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions at each PADI course for divers.
  • Carry out the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling program
  • Provide the PADI Discover Diving experience
  • Provide the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving leader, provide the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Achieve the qualification PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor and Provide the Specialty PADI Digital Underwater Photographer.
  • Independently guide students of the Open Water Diver course on the tour portion of training dives 2, 3 and 4 of the Open Water Diver course. A maximum of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Assist Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor: when swimming on the surface to the point of descent / ascent and during navigation exercises. When the instructor explains a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other students (a student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives of the programs, under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Provide the PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions
  • Conduct subsequent dives under the indirect supervision of an instructor for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor satisfactorily.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
The Scuba Gear you use

You use all the basic scuba gear and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you already have your own gear, because your diving skills are better if you know your stuff well. You can find almost anything you need at Begur Dive.

The learning materials you need

Mandatory:
  • PADI Divemaster Manual 
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • RDP – table and eRDPML including related manuals
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Underwaterslates for divemaster
  • Logbook
  • Divemaster candidates must view the PADI Divemaster Video
    Recommended:

    • PADI's Guide to Teaching
    • Diving Knowledge Workbook or Dive Theory Online
    • Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook
    Who should take this course

    To enroll in this course you must:
    • Be 18 years old or older
    • Be an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization)
    • Be an PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
    • Have completed the course Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care within the past two years (or hold a qualifying course in CPR and first aid from another organization).
    • Have at least 40 dives at the beginning of the course, and 60 in order to become certified
    • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) issued within the past year, which has been signed by a doctor.