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Dive Master

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Course length

50 Hours

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Dive Master


About the course

Whether you’re diving professionally or for fun, once you have made the decision to scuba dive you will soon find nothing gives you greater joy! By taking the PADI Divemaster course with us we’ll help you do what you love to do as a career and join the ranks of the industry’s most respected dive professionals! With your PADI Divemaster certification, this is where the beach becomes your office. Surround yourself with sunshine, adventure, and vibrant people and do what you love for a living!

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with one of our PADI Instructors, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems.You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 20 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

What will I learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. This course can be completed at your own pace. Depending on your schedule and the season, it can span over a few weeks or even up to a year.

We prefer if you do your Divemaster studies on an internship basis. This means that for the time that you do your courses with us, you become one of the staff and we involve you in the day to day running of our dive centre. The idea behind this is so that you get the maximum amount of exposure to the industry and see the inner workings of a dive shop first hand. In this way, your skills can be of real value to any dive shop that might make use of your services in the future.

Topics and practical workshops include:

The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

What equipment and materials will I need?

A full set of diving equipment including the following:/

Timing device
Depth gauge (or dive computer)
Knife or Dive Tool
At least one audible emergency surface signalling device (whistle, air horn etc)

The following study materials:/

PADI Divemaster manual
RDP (all 3 versions plus instruction booklets)
Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
Diving Knowledge Workbook
Divemaster Slates
Instructor Guides for programmes PADI Divemasters may conduct (Discover Scuba Diving, Discover Snorkelling/Skin Diving, Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving

Course Fee:

1) Excludes gear hire and any dives unless doing an internship
2) Excludes PADI registration: to be paid in Pounds Sterling direct to PADI
3) The duration of the DM course is dependent on how much theory/self study has been completed before arrival, and the Students availability for Full/Part time training.

Full Training Materials (including Instructor Manual)
Electronic RDPml

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