PADI Divemaster CertificationThe first step in pursuing a professional career in diving is to attain the PADI Divemaster certification. After you have become a certified Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver, you've reached a skill level that allows you take be trained as a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your diving theory and knowledge to the professional level. Then, in an especially fulfilling aspect of the course, you'll learn PADI's carefully designed techniques for supervising diving activities and assisting divers with training.
Prerequisites18 years old, 40 logged dives (60 logged dives upon completion of Divemaster), CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, PADI Rescue Diver certfication.
What You Learn
If your love of diving interests you in making it a full or part-time career, the PADI 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 PADI 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 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