Become A PADI Divmaster Today!

The PADI Divemaster certification program is where you start your journey.

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

Scheduling Options

Accelerated Divemaster Program

This is an accelerated program suited for experienced divers who only need to meet the performance requirements for their PADI Divemaster certification. Divers must have a minimum of 60 log dives for this program.

PADI Divemaster Course (15 Day Internship Program)

Tuesday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday 7 AM to 4 PM

Standard Divemaster program

This is the standard Divemaster program with internship. This program is for certified rescue divers with a minimum of 40 log dives. In this program you will learn everything you need to know to become a PADI Professional Divemaster.

PADI Divemaster Course (30 Day Internship Program)

Tuesday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday 7 AM to 4 PM

Weekend Warrior

This program has a flexible schedule, come in when you can and get certified when you finish. This program is excellent for individuals with a regular 9-to-5 job who want to become PADI Divemasters in their spare time.

PADI Divemaster Course (Weekend Warrior)

Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM when you’re available

Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM when you’re available

Zero to Hero

TThis program is ideal for individuals who are already certified as open water divers and are ready to become PADI dive professional. This program includes the following: Classes: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification, The PADI Rescue Diver Certification including EFR-first-aid & CPR. Training Dives: 30 Beach Dives & 20 Boat Dives Academic Materials: PADI Adventures in Diving Manual, PADI Rescue Diver Manual, EFR first aid and CPR manual and The PADI Dive Master Crew Pack. Certification card and application fees all included.

PADI Divemaster Course (Zero to Hero)

Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM when you’re available

Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM when you’re available

course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Rescue Divers or equivalent that is at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course.

You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. Don’t panic we teach first aid and CPR if you need a refresher.

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.

Age Requirements

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course.

Swimming Requirements

Participants must be able to swim. You do not need to be Olympic swimmers. You just need to be comfortable in the water and pass a basic swim test.

Waivers and Liability Releases

All participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. No exceptions.

Course Duration

The duration of the PADI Divemaster Course is between 15 and 30 days depending on the style of academics you choose and your study habits. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush. We want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. You will complete your PADI Divemaster course when you have completed all of the performance requirements.

Certification Process

Once a Divemaster candidate has completed all of their performance requirements, we will submit their Divemaster application to PADI headquarters for approval.

Certification Card

As soon as we submit your PADI Divemaster application you should receive a response within 15 days. Once your PADI Divemaster application is accepted PADI will issue you a Divemaster number and certification card. All applications are approved by PADI headquarters.

Course Overview

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.

You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises. As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.

What You Learn

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 develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.

Your instructor may also offer the PADI 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.

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

Two Options for Academics

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

What Is Traditional Academics?

Traditional academics begin with home study followed by a short session with your instructor in the classroom.

Home Study

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course.

Step One: You will start the home study portion of your PADI Divemaster course by watching the related course videos.

Step two: You will need to read and complete all knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter of your PADI Divemaster manual and read the encyclopedia of recreational diving to prepare you for your Divemaster exams.

Step two: You will need to read and complete all knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter of your PADI Divemaster manual and read the encyclopedia of recreational diving to prepare you for your Divemaster exams.


Step Three: Begins with short knowledge review session of the related topics of the day.

Step Four: Complete all Divemaster exams with a score of 70% or better.

Required PADI Course Materials

The Divemaster Crewpak includes

PADI Divemaster manual version 3.0

Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (paperback version)

Divemaster slates version 3.0

PADI Instructor manual

Divemaster application

eRDPML (access card)

Bonus Materials:

PADI Pro logbook

Discover Scuba Diving Cue Card

Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook

Sturdy briefcase bag

This package includes all the required materials for your course

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

What Is Online Academics?

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program.

Step one: Call the shop to receive your academic training code

Step two: Log onto the PADI online system and complete your online academics

Step three: During the scheduled classroom academic session. You will come into the shop and take a quiz that will verify you have completed your online academics. As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase their own online training code.

Certification Requirements

Divemaster candidates meet course performance requirements and:

• Complete knowledge development segments including Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Divemaster Manual or through Divemaster Online, and pass the Divemaster Final Exam.

• Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site.

• Complete water skills exercises.

• Complete a diver rescue assessment.

• Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment.

• Complete practical application skills.

• Complete divemaster-conducted programs workshops.

• Complete practical assessments.

• Meet the professionalism criteria.

At time of certification, verify the candidate has:

• Logged at least 60 scuba dive’s including experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

• Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.

• Read and agreed to the PADI Membership and License Agreements. Divemaster Course 113 Diver Prerequisites

• Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver

• 18 years old

• Logged 40 scuba dive’s

• Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months

• Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Depths and Restrictions after Certification

This course does not change your depth rating or restrictions. Check your highest certification level for your depth rating and restrictions. To increase your depth rating you will need to take the PADI Deep Diver Course.

Required Scuba Gear

The Divemaster candidates Scuba gear should include:

Professional Scuba Gear

Dive Bag, Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, BCD, Regulators with SPG, Dive Computer, Compass, Dive Knife, Weights, Communication Slate, Wetsuit and Gloves

Professional Scuba Safety Gear

Safety Whistle, Surface Marker, Underwater Signal Device, Dive Flag and Dive Light

Emergency Repair Kit

A small dry box with: Equipment Repair Multi-tool, extra O-rings, etc.

Personal Equipment

Dry Bag, Sunglasses, Logbook, Sunscreen (spf30+), Lip Balm, Hat, Towel and Ear Dry

Teaching Tools

eRDPML, RDP Slate, Nitrox slates, Course Teaching Slates, etc.

Purchasing Scuba Gear

Why Purchase Your Scuba Gear from Us?

It’s simple. Nobody Beats Our Prices, Manufacturer Guarantees Or Customer Service Guaranteed. Your instructor will help you pick out the proper gear your course, make sure it’s properly adjusted and ready to dive. We have the best prices on thermal protection in town. We’ve got your back.

Personal Scuba Gear

New Gear

Stops do not go out and purchase Scuba gear from a third-party for your class. This could be an expensive mistake. New Scuba diving gear always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you have purchased your Scuba gear from a third-party either online or at another dive center and it has a malfunction during your class. You will have to pay to reschedule the portion of the class you missed due to your gear malfunction.

Used Gear

We do not accept gear that is Out of service, unsafe or damaged to be used in any of our programs. Equipment must be serviced annually to be considered in service. If you have any questions on whether the gear you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free gear evaluation. We service and repair Scuba gear. Safety First!

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