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.
Divemaster training consists of three phases that include;
1. Watermanship & skills assessment
Watermanship and stamina
General diving skills
Problem solving assessment
Diver rescue skills assessment
2. 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.
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.
Please note: Membership fees to PADI are not included in the cost of the course.
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.
Equipment is to be State of the Art and in good working order, at Divemaster level you are becoming a PADI professional and you will need to own your own equipment.
Complete SCUBA equipment including alternate air source, SPG & computer
Buoyancy Control Device
Mask, snorkel, boots and fins.
Wetsuit / Drysuit, gloves
Weight system and weights
Slate & pencil
SMB & spool OR safety sausage
1 passport style photograph
We believe that to get the best possible training at a professional level you learn more by working with real life students.
Therefore we design our Divemaster course so that you will assist on Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue courses with our dive professionals.
You will work in the pool with first time divers doing Discover Scuba diving, on ReActivate programs and lead divers in our local environment who may be both new to the area or have been diving as a certified diver for some time.
There is no set schedule for the Divermaster course, we tailor the course to your work/life schedule and around what courses we have running. Please note the majority of dive courses take place on weekends, so you will need to commit to weekend training.
If you start the Divemaster course in summer it may take you a month to complete the required assessments, as there is more opportunity to sit in on a lot of courses, however during our quieter time it may take you months to complete.
We do our very best to work with our candidates to schedule a course outline that will suit their availability.
- 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).
This course is subject to Ocean Divers’ normal Terms & Conditions. By enrolling in this course, you agree to accept all terms and conditions.
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