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Do you have a deep and constant passion for diving? Or, more simply, immersing yourself is what you love most? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a lifetime: becoming a PADI Divemaster.
When you join the tribe (Join the Tribe) becoming a PADI Divemaster, you are part of the largest and most respected group of divers in the world: the PADI Professionals. They are the PADI Divemasters and Instructors, who share their passion for diving and actively work on the health of underwater habitats around the world.
The PADI Divemaster Course
Want to take the first step in your diving professional career? Your adventure in the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. By working closely with a PADI Instructor, you will expand your theoretical knowledge and bring your diving skills to a professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership skills, qualifying you to supervise underwater activities and act as an assistant during the training of underwater students. The PADI Divemaster certification is a prerequisite for participating in the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor courses.
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What do you learn?
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn the skills necessary for an underwater leader through both formal and individual study. Complete aquatic skills and resistance tests, as well as training exercises that refine your organizational skills and problem solving skills and help others improve their diving skills. Put this knowledge into practice in a well-structured internship or in a series of practical training exercises.
By progressing in the Divemaster course, you will expand your theoretical knowledge on diving, sharpen your skills and increase your confidence: then, as Divemaster PADI, you will use these skills to guide, advise and motivate other divers, enjoying seeing them transformed by the majesty of the kingdom aquatic.
What can you teach
After being certified as a PADI Divemaster, you will be authorized to:
Supervise educational activities, whether training or not, planning, organizing and conducting dives
Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions of any PADI diver course
Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and the PADI Discover Snorkeling program
Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
Acquire the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor degree, so you can teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty.
Independently guide the students of the Open Water Diver course in the excursion portion of the Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 of the Open Water Diver Course, with a ratio of two diver students for certified Divemaster.
Accompany the Open Water Diver students, under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor, during Accompany diving students during the Adventure Dive or Specialty training dives, under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
swimming on the surface towards and from the entry/exit point and during navigation exercises
when the Instructor conducts an exercise, such as descent or ascent, the Divemaster can stay with other students underwater (with a single student or with a couple)
Conduct the AquaMissions of the PADI Seal Team
After the participants of a Discover Scuba Diving have successfully completed their first dive with a PADI Instructor, accompany them in subsequent dives under the indirect supervision of the Instructor
Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional training.
The diving equipment you use
Use all your basic scuba gear and some underwater accessories like an underwater slate, an underwater knife, compass, diving watch, etc.
It is highly recommended that you own all of your personal diving equipment, as being familiar with it generically improves all diving skills. You will find almost everything at your dive shop.
The teaching materials you need
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes:
PADI Divemaster Manual
PADI Instructor Manual
PIR / RDP - Table and eRDPML, including the relative instructions manuals for use.
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
Divemaster candidates must view the PADI Divemaster Video.
PADI's Guide to Teaching
Diving Knowledge Workbook or Dive Theory Online
Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor or dive shop or resort.
To participate in the course, you must:
be at least 18 years old
be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have an equivalent certification issued by another organization)
be PADI Rescue Diver (or have an equivalent certification issued by another organization)
hold the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certification (or other CPR / First Aid training qualifier, issued by another organization within the previous 24 months)
have registered at least 40 dives to start the course and 60 for certification
Have a medical clearance to the dive by sending a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a doctor within the previous 12 months
Other courses that will prepare you to succeed as a PADI Divemaster
We suggest other PADI courses that will help you to be even more successful as a PADI Divemaster:
Coral Reef Conservation
Digital Underwater Photographer
Emergency First Response Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched Air Diver (you can even follow the PADI Enriched Air Course Online course!)
Peak Performance Buoyancy