• PADI Divemaster Certification Course

PADI Divemaster Certification Course

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a PADI divemaster you'll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.


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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. 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
Descent Divers does offer PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course - ask your instructor.

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
18 years or older

Course Prerequisites
Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive

Time Commitment
Approximately 50 hours

As a dive professional, must have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you'll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Descent Divers will suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

Getting Started
Whether you want to hone your skills and dive like a pro or turn your passion into a career, you can start your journey towards PADI Divemaster now - for free! The PADI Introduction to Divemaster program introduces you to the concepts, skills, and knowledge necessary to join the ranks of PADI Professionals worldwide.

Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.


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