Divemaster

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.

Pre-requisites:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent rating
  • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent rating.
  • If an equivalent rating is submitted, the candidate is required to also 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 20 logged dives to start (60 for certification).

Cost: $1295

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

Requirements:

  • Equipment is to be State of the Art and in good working order
  • Complete SCUBA equipment including alternate air source and gauges
  • Buoyancy Control Device
  • Mask, snorkel, boots and fins.
  • 2 cylinders.
  • Computer
  • Wetsuit / Drysuit, gloves etc
  • Weight system and weights
  • Compass
  • Divers knife
  • Whistle
  • Slate & pencil
  • PADI RDP table
  • 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.

Internship

  • Candidates are required to work with our Instructors and serve as an Instructional Assistant for a minimum of five PADI Confined Water sessions, and ten Open Water training sessions. Evaluations will be given on these sessions.
  • 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 $500 deposit is required to start registration procedures. You will then be given your course materials.

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