The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. 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.
Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
You'll also learn about all aspects of diving and develop leadership abilities you'll need to supervise dive activities, assist instructors with student divers and earn respect as a responsible dive professional.
And you'll complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water and training exercises to improve your organizational and problem solving 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
If you’re not already PADI Deep Diver
and Search and Recovery Diver
Specialty diver, it’s a good time to take these along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.