Who should take this course?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. 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.
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.
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. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
- First Aid training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
What will you learn?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills 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
We recommend the PADI Deep Diver Course to broaden your abilities as a PADI Divemaster.
- PADI Dive Master Crew Pack
- Tanks and weights
- Accommodation at the Tasman Peninsula (shared lodge style) with every course you assist on
- Refreshments between dives
- Instructor mentorship
- Pool training sessions
- Theory sessions
What do I need?
- You will need your own dive gear gear. If you do not have your own gear, gear hire is available in store
- You will need an SMB with reel (surface marker buoy) for the boat dives
- You will need a compass for the navigation dives
- All of the required gear is available in-store for hire
- You must hold a PADI Rescue Diver qualification or equivalent.
- You must be at least 18 years old to complete this course within Australia.
- You will be required to complete a medical statement.
- You must be able to swim at least 400 meters, 800 meters with mask, snorkel and fins and float for 15 minutes unassisted with the final 2 minutes having your hands above water.