PADI Divemaster Course
Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career
Do you love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
Begin your dive career- take the first step and become a PADI Divemaster. You’re eligible to start your PADI Divemaster training after you complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. The most fulfilling part of the course is learning to supervise dive activities while assisting with diver training.
Divers look to you for leadership. Your confidence grows with every breath.
PADI Divemasters are qualified to supervise and assist with both training and non-training dive activities. Dive centres and resorts around the world employ PADI Divemasters to assist with dive classes and guide underwater tours. PADI Divemasters may conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience and Scuba Review program for certified divers.
They may also conduct the PADI Discover Snorkelling and the PADI Skin Diver course.
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you will develop the skills to organise and direct a variety of scuba diving activities and events.
The PADI Divemaster course 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 anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
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. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organisation in the world
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BECOME A DIVEMASTER?
The PADI Divemaster course at Dive Gear Australia is divided into three parts. A description of the components are written below:
PART ONE- THEORY TOPICS
- Course Orientation
- The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
- Supervising Diving Activities for Certified Divers
- Assisting With Student Divers in Training Dives
- Theory Introduction
- Decompression Theory and the Recreational Dive Planner
- Divemaster Conducted Programs
- Diver safety and risk management
- The business of Diving
- Your Diving Career
PART TWO- WATER SKILLS AND STAMINA
- 20 diver skills
- 400m swim
- 15-minute tread water
- 800m mask, snorkel & fin swim 100m inert diver tow
- Rescue assessment
PART THREE- PRACTICAL TRAINING
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Equipment Exchange
- Divemaster Conducted Program
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialised skills
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organising a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Internship- candidates will assist PADI Instructors with a list of PADI courses and programs.
Please note that Boat dive costs on these courses are not included in the Divemaster course cost.
DIVEMASTER COURSE PREREQUISITES
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organisation
- PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organisation
- Have proof of EFR Primary and Secondary Care or equivalent CPR and first aid training valid within 24 months of course commencement
- Have a medical clearance signed by a physician. The medical must be valid within 12 months before the start of the course (and also current when you are certified)
- Have 20 logged dives to start, 60 for certification
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organisation may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
The following materials are required by you before the beginning of the Divemaster course and are available at Dive Gear Australia.
- Pocket mask
- RDP – Both versions (Table and eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
- Instructor guides for Discover Scuba Diving, Discover Snorkelling/Skin Diver Course, Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving (available from the internet) or better yet, the
- PADI Instructor Manual
In addition to the required materials, you will need a full set of scuba, snorkelling equipment and exposure protection for 12 deg C (winter) – 22 deg C (summer).
Course fees include the following items:
- PADI Instructor Manual
- PADI Divemaster Manual
- PADI Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
- Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
- PADI DSD Instructor cue cards
- PADI Divemaster Slates
- PADI Professional Training log
- Divemaster Hologram
- PADI Pro Bag
- PADI Dive Master Theory online account
- Professional tuition
- Divemaster registration fee with PADI
- Counselling and career advice
- Cylinder & weight belt hire (if required)
- Air fills during the program
- Use of swimming pool and facilities
- Use of other texts during the course