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As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. 

The PADI Divemaster course consists of the following:

This is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you can anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.


Course structure:

Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster

  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers

  • Diver safety and risk management

  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills

  • Business of diving and your career

  • Awareness of the dive environment

  • Dive setup and management

  • Mapping an open water site

  • Conducting dive briefings

  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive

  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs


Sign up for PADI’s eLearning option where you will work through eight knowledge development sections that lets you learn at your own pace. You will also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.

The Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course. 


Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning program, that guides you through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review.


By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Gwen will explain how this works when you meet to schedule your knowledge review sessions & waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.



Course available as one on one, families, or small groups on request

With your private instructor.


18 years old at time of course.

Dive quality mask, snorkel & boots.

Related Courses:

Not included:

PADI fees.

Boat Dives fees.

PADI Pro Crew Pack.

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