Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, 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. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
What You’ll Learn
During the PADI 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.
As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills, and increase your confidence. As a PADI Divemaster you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor, and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.
- 18 years old
- A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) 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 (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Equipment & Materials
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:
- PADI Divemaster Manual
- Divemaster slates
- PADI Instructor Manual
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
- Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
- PADI Professional Log
- DSD Cue Cards
- PADI Pro Bag
- PADI Divemaster Application package
- You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
- It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
eLearning – This takes 8-10 hours to complete
Classroom sessions – 2 days
- Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
- Exams & Assignments
Pool Sessions – 4
- 400m swim
- 15 minute tread/float
- 800m snorkel swim
- 100m tired diver tow
- Equipment exchange
- Demo skills
- Diver rescue
- Divemaster conducted programs workshops
Open Water Sessions – 2 days
- Open Water Diver students in confined water – 2 days
- Open Water Diver students in open water – 2 days
- Continuing education student divers in open water – 1 day
- Certified divers in open water – 1 day
Course $1000 + tax
eLearning $248 + tax (Included in the course cost)
Divemaster crew-pak $491.90 + tax
Dive Theory Online
As part of the Divemaster course you will be expanding your knowledge on the physics and physiology of diving. If the mention of physics and math makes you want to run, try the dive theory online course. It will help to make all those numbers make sense. There is a fee of $138 + tax for this course but it does count in place of part 1 of the written exams.
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**Education Materials subject to change as they are controlled by PADI Canada.