Live the Dream and become a PADI Divemaster!
Who should take the PADI Divemaster Course?
If you love scuba diving and want to share it with others, take the Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career! Many new scuba divers look to Divemasters as mentors for guidance and motivation. If this sounds like something that suits you, this is the course for you! You will get to dive a lot and experience others enjoy diving as much as you do!
What is required to start the Divemaster course?
- Be 18 years of age or older at the beginning of the course
- Hold the PADI Rescue Diver certification
- Have a minimumof 40 logged dives prior to beginning the course (60 dives to earn the certification).
- Provide a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
- Have completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
What will you do in the PADI Divemaster Course?
The PADI Dive Master course is recognized worldwide as the first step into professional training. This all-inclusive course will prepare you for a career in diving by training you in the fundamentals of diving supervision, planning dive trips for groups, and assisting PADI Instructors with Open Water, Advanced and Rescue and Specialty classes.
Working with your PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your existing dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and polish your rescue skills so you will learn to anticipate and easily solve common problems encountered with new divers. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities that will help you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Dive Master, you will begin to lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with divers in training training. Completion of the Divemaster Course will enable you to teach Discover Scuba Diving, Discover Local Diving, Scuba Tune-Ups, Skin Diver, as well as a handful of other specialties.
What will you learn by becoming a Divemaster?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you how to be a strong leader and take charge of dive activities. During the course, you will receive in-depth lectures on diving physics, physiology, equipment, planning, management and control, skills and environment, and the recreational dive planner. Your proficiency in these areas will be tested by both practical application and a written exam at the conclusion of the course. In addition, all candidates will be required to turn in a map of a local dive site as assigned by the instructor. 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.
These include but are not limited to:
- 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
What are the requirements to earn the Divemaster Certification?
- Timed 400-yard swim
- Timed 800-yard swim (with mask, snorkel, & fins)
- 15 minute survival float (tread water)
- 100 yard tired diver tow (just like you did during your Open Water course)
- Buddy Breathing Equipment Exchange
- Submerged Diver Rescue Assessment
- 24 PADI Dive Master Water Skills
- Successful completion of Dive Theory Online
- Successful completion of Divemaster Online
- Provide 3 passport photos
Note: It Partial Extreme’s mission to create competent, confident divers. Professional certifications alone do not meet that standard. Therefore, earning the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is expected prior to completion of the Divemaster Course which should include PADI Deep, Night, Underwater Navigation, and Search & Recovery Specialty courses listed on your vitae. These courses will help you meet all the requirements to be a Divemaster as well as broaden your abilities both inside and outside your scuba diving world.
How can you start learning right now?
Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option for guided knowledge – to start now. You can work through all eight knowledge development sections using web-based access that allows you to start immediately and learn at your own pace. Divemaster Online will also provide immediate access to the online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.
Also sign up for PADI’s eLearning program, Dive Theory Online. It will take you take you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. Successful completion of Dive Theory Online will earn your credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Contact Tim to get more information about how this works.
What scuba gear will be required for the class?
As a dive professional, you will want to own all of your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and a minimum of two surface signaling devices. During the course you will be using items such as a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates for the practical skills exercises.
What does my course fee include?
- Course Tuition
- Divemaster & Dive Theory e-Learning modules
- All learning materials & training slates required for the course
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