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Dive Master Course Outline

DivemasterTake the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can PADI Divemasters do?

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 20 logged dives
  • 18 years old

What will I do?

  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

Divemaster CrewPakHow long will it take?

  • Two weeks - Two years.   

What materials are needed?

  • Divemaster Training Package
  • Divemaster Video
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Log Book

PREREQUISITES FOR THE DIVEMASTER COURSE INCLUDE:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent *
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent *
  • No less than 20 logged Scuba Dives, and 60 logged Scuba Dives prior to certification, showing experience in deep, night and navigation dives
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (within last 2 years).

THE PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE CONSISTS OF THREE MAIN AREAS OF ASSESSMENT:

  • Diving Knowledge Development
  • Watermanship and Scuba Diving Skills
  • Practical Application

 THE OBJECTIVES OF THE INTERNSHIP ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • To gain familiarity with the student diver training process
  • Develop an awareness of typical student problems
  • Learn how to teach PADI Divemaster Conducted Programs

TEXT BOOKS

The following materials are required and are not included in the course fee.

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • PADI Encyclopedia
  • PADI RDP Table Version

The following materials are recommended in addition to the above.

  • PADI Instructor Slates - confined and open water
  • PADI Instructor Manual

 

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