SDI Divemaster Certification

The first step in pursuing a professional career in diving is to attain the SDI Divemaster certification. After you have become a certified Advanced Adventure Diver and Rescue Diver, you've reached a skill level that allows you to be trained as an SDI Divemaster. Working closely with SDI Instructors, you'll expand your diving theory and knowledge to the professional level. Then, in an especially fulfilling aspect of the course, you'll learn SDI's carefully designed techniques for supervising diving activities and assisting divers with training. You will also get hands on experience working in a dive center during your entire course!!


18 years old, 40 logged dives (60 logged dives upon completion of Divemaster), CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, SDI Rescue Diver certfication.

What You Learn

If your love of diving interests you in making it a full or part-time career, the SDI Divemaster course gets you started. Designed to develop your leadership abilities and expand your diving knowledge to a professional level. Whether or not you're on a career path, the Divemaster course can expand your capabilities and make you a better diver. The SDI Divemaster Manual covers: the role of the Divemaster, dive planning, dive management and control, and the procedures you'll use when supervising divers in a variety of activities and environments.

Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the SDI 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 Scuba Discoveries Diving and leading Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the SDI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

Additional Cost

You will also have to complete the Divemaster E-learning program by registering with SDI here.

Get Certified

We like to take the time to talk to you about our class options to see what best fits your needs and abilities, so call us at (614) 298-9777 or contact us online to talk to a SDI professional.