PADI Divemaster Course
Divemaster training is the first leadership level in the PADI system. The goals of PADI Divemaster training are to: Enable you to organise, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities - both land and boat based. Enable you to act as an instructional assistant to a PADI Instructor. Develop theory knowledge sufficient to become an instructor. Prepare candidates for instructor level training.
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and a Rescue Diver OR equivalents.
- Have training in CPR/First Aid within the past 24 months.
- Be at least 18 years.
- Submit a diving medical conducted within the past year.
- Have 20 logged dives.
- Complete Divemaster Exams 1-8, covering subjects such as Physics, Physiology, Decompression theory and others.
- Formulate an Emergency Assistance Plan
- Complete 4 Waterskills and Stamina exercises including a 400m swim, 15 minute tread water and others.
- Learn and perform demonstration quality skills such as mask clearing, reg recovery and others.
- Map a dive site.
- Complete an internship. This includes assisting an Instructor on a minimum of 5 pool sessions. These could be Discover Scuba Divers, Open Water Course divers or another PADI course. Assisting an Instructor with a minimum of 5 Open Water sections.
The cost of the course is £580.00 and includes your professional Crewpack with Divemaster Manual, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Divemaster Programs, NEW PADI Instructor Manual for 2010, and more. (Please note that the application fee to PADI is not included. The fee to PADI is £73.10 with a £27.60 fee to become a Discover Scuba Diving Leader)