Dive Master Course
Certification and/or Previous Experience Necessary
Description15 days – $1,200 usd
Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with an Instructor(s), 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. During the 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. You will be expected to help out on the boat as if you were part of the crew, including loading tanks, assembling weight belts, setting up equipment, washing equipment, leading some dives, and all of the normal duties of a divemaster. You will also do numerous shore dives with your instructor(s) to practice skills, techniques, rescue scenarios, mapping, and water skills assessments. This course includes: Plenty of shore dives, three 2 tank boat dives, and the PADI Divemaster Manual. You will also be required to purchase the Encycolpedia of Recreational Diving, the Diving Knowledge Workbook, and the Divemaster application which are not included in the course fee.
Prerequisites: Be 18 years old, have your own scuba gear, Open Water Diver certification from any training organization, Advanced Open Water Diver certification from any training organization, Rescue Diver certification from any training organization, an Emergency First Response certification from any training organization, a 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 signed by a physician within the last 12 months.