Divemaster training is the first leadership level in the PADI progression. The importance of a PADI Divemaster cannot be overstated. The Divemaster rating denotes an individual who has; a high level of personal diving skills; has Instructor level knowledge of diving theory; has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities; and is able to assume a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in their charge.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent rating
  • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent rating.
  •  Submit proof of CPR and first-aid training within the past 2 years.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • In good physical condition for diving and submit an approved Medical exam form for a diving medical examination, conducted within the past year. The form is to be signed by a licensed physician, and is to state that the candidate is fit for diving.
  • Have a minimum of 40 logged dives to start (60 for certification).

Cost: $1295

Which includes all training and tuition plus:- air fills for pool dives and open water training.  PADI Divemaster Manual, PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, The eRDPml, PADI Divemaster Slates, PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook & PADI Instructor Manual.


  • Equipment is to be State of the Art and in good working order
  • Complete SCUBA equipment including alternate air source, SPG & computer
  • Buoyancy Control Device
  • Mask, snorkel, boots and fins.
  • 2 cylinders.
  • Wetsuit / Drysuit, gloves
  • Weight system and weights
  • Compass
  • Cutting device
  • Whistle
  • Slate & pencil
  • Pocket mask
  • SMB & spool OR safety sausage
  • Log book
  • 1 passport style photograph

Course Content:

Divemaster training consists of three phases that include;

Watermanship & skills assessment

  • Watermanship and stamina
  • General diving skills
  • Problem solving assessment
  • Diver rescue skills assessment

Knowledge development

  • Candidates are required to attain a high level of knowledge in diving theory, and are required to pass the Divemaster exams.
  • Candidates must prepare an Emergency Assistance Plan for diving emergencies in the local area.


  • Candidates are required to work with our Instructors and serve as an Instructional Assistant for  pool dives, open water dives & on Continuing Education Courses, as well as leading Certified Divers.
  • Candidates must prepare a map of the shoreline and underwater terrain of a local open water training site, selected by the Instructor.

Certification All phases of training must be completed before certification can be approved by PADI. Upon certification as a PADI Divemaster, you become a member of PADI, and are eligible for the benefits that membership provides. Divemaster status has to be renewed each year by submitting a renewal application and forwarding annual dues.

Please note Membership fees to PADI are not included in the cost of the course.

Want to start?

A $350 deposit is required to start registration procedures. You will then be given your course materials.

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