Do you like diving? Do you want to share at another level with other people? Do the PADI Divemaster course and work in what you love. The divers look up to divemasters as they are the leaders that advise and motivate others. As a divemaster, not only you will know how to dive professionally but also experience the pleasure of seeing other divers having as much fun as you.
The PADI Divemaster is your first level of professional training. Working closely with your PADI instructor, you will improve your diving techniques, how to master still buoyancy without any effort and you will improve the rescue techniques in order to anticipate and resolve any problems easily. You will improve your diving knowledge, management and monitoring skills in order to become a role model for divers around the world.
As a PADI Divemaster, you will guide other divers when monitoring diving activities and help training other divers. Whether you wish to work in a remote diving destination o at a local diving store close to home, your life’s adventure awaits you. The PADI Divemasters are respected divers and that are affiliated to the biggest and most respected diving training organization of the world – PADI.
The PADI Rescue Divers that are over 18 years old can participate in the PADI Divemaster course. You will also need:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (RCP and first aid) updated in the last 24 month.
An official medical declaration signed by a doctor within the last 12 month.
In order to start the course, you need at least a minimum of 40 diving session registered on the diver’s diary and 60 diving sessions in order to complete the course.
Take into account that the equivalent certifications from other diving may be valid. Ask your PADI instructor.
The PADI Divemaster course will teach how to become a leader and be in charge of the diving activities. Through knowledge development sessions, exercises and water techniques seminars and also through the practice evaluation, you will develop the skills to organize and manage a variety of diving activities. The topics and practice seminars include:
The role and characteristic of a Divemaster PADI.
Monitoring diving activities and help diving students.
Diver’s safety and risk management
Programs managed by Divemaster and specialized techniques.
The diving business and your professional career
Awareness of the diving environment
Organize and manage diving sessions
Create a open water diving’s map
Carry out diving’s briefings
Organize a sweep and recovering of a depth session.
Manage a scuba review and skin diver course
Help out with Discover Scuba Diving programmes and guide Discover Local Diving programs.
Your instructor can also offer specialty diving courses like PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver along with your divemaster training in order to help you meet all the requirements and expand your skills.
As a diving professional, you would probably like to have your own diving equipment, including a diving computer, diving knife and at least two devices of Surface signage. During the practice exercises, like creating a underwater map and the search and recovery, you will use a compass, float, signage buoys, lifting balloons and a board. Your PADI instructor can suggest other equipment that may be helpful in your diving career.
Check with us to get any help in all your requirements for becoming a professional diver.
Register online on the Divemaster –the PADI eLearning option – to start. You can work on the eight sections about knowledge development using an online system so you can do it at your own pace. You will also have access to the online version of the Divemaster guide so you can access it during and after the course.
Another option is to study reading the Divemaster guide and watch the video Divemaster (a book and DVD pack). Visit your PADI Dive Center and register for the course, pick up the Divemaster Crew-Pak that also include other reference materials –like the PADI instructor guide and the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving- that you will need during the course.
We suggest to do the Dive Theory Online course, another PADI eLearning program, that show you step by step through physics, skills, equipment, diving environment, as well as a review of the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). Once completed the Dive Theory Online program, you can obtain credit for the half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI instructor can explain how this work once you meet up with him in order to plan the knowledge review as well as the water techniques exercises, seminars and practice assessment.