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 own skills. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
As you progress through your PADI Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:
- PADI Pro Bag
- DSD Cue Cards
- Divemaster slates
- PADI Professional Log
- PADI Instructor Manual
- PADI Divemaster Manual
- Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
- PADI Divemaster Application package
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak.
You also have the option to take Divemaster Online and purchase the Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak.
What you can teach:
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
- Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
- Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
- If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program
- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster
- 18 years old
- Logged 40 scuba dives
- Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and 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
- Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months