The PADI Divemaster course is the first step in the professional ranks of PADI. The PADI Divemaster course is a very demanding and time consuming course. Building upon everything you have learned up till now, you will be introduced into the realm of teaching as an assistant to a PADI Instructor. This course is performance based, so completion times vary. Some complete the course in 6 months, but it is not uncommon for the course to take up to a year.
While this course is much more difficult than anything you have previously done in diving, it is also more rewarding and prestigious. If you are unsure whether this course is for you or not, ask yourself this question and be honest with yourself "why do I want this?". If your answer is to collect more certifications, then the work, time and money you will put into this course will out weight the reward. If your answer is to help others enjoy diving, then this is where you need to be.
Be at least 18 years old
Logged at least 60 dives
Have a Rescue Diver rating
Have current EFR primary and secondary care training
Obtain a medical evaluation and be cleared for diving
by a physician within 12 months
Upon enrolling you will be expected to have:
-Excellent diving skills
-Excellent Rescue diver skills
-Ethical role model behavior
-Willingness to put others before yourself
Certification Requirements for completion:
Complete knowledge development segments in the PADI Divemaster manual
Pass the Divemaster final exam
Create an emergency assistance plan for a designated dive site
Complete stamina and water skills exercises
Complete a diver rescue assessment
Complete a dive skill circuit
Complete a practical application skill
Complete an internship
Course fee $800.00
Price includes all course materials and instructor fees.
(student is responsible for any boat fees or park fees that are required for the course)
Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.