Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
Why take the PADI Divemaster course?
Your first step into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Dive master program. Work closely with a PADI Instructor to expand your dive master knowledge, develop your leadership abilities and hone your skills to the professional level. As a Divemaster you’ll be able to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
What’s involved in the course?
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that develop your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
Who can take the course?
To take the Divemaster course you must be a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), be 18 years of age and have completed 40 dives to start the program and 60 dives to be certified. You also need a current (within two years) First Aid & CPR certificate.
When does the course run?
We tailor this course around the time you have available. You can do the theory online with PADI eLearning to give you more time working on your leadership and dive skills while you are here with us in the dive centre. You then choose between the Internship option or the Practical Assessment option if you are in a hurry. During the Internship option the training will be spread out over a couple of months depending on your schedule, you will be helping out with real classes and getting to work with students. If you need to finish the course quickly we can run the Practical Assessment option which can be completed in as little as 6 days by simulating classes and students where needed. Can’t make it in the weekend, not a problem, book in for a one-on-one course during the week or get a group of 4 or more together and we can arrange dates for you!
Where does the course run?
You can do the theory at home at your own pace and the rest of the course is at our Mana Dive Centre and various local dive sites.
How do I sign up?
You can start your Divemaster course today by signing up for PADI eLearning, just click the button below and follow the instructions to sign up. The course cost is split into two parts. The eLearning portion costs $262 AUD. If you can’t do the PADI eLearning for any reason drop by the shop and we will talk to you about other options for completing the theory portion of the course. If you wish to do the Internship option the cost will be $600 or for the Practical Assessment option $800. These costs do not include the Divemaster registraion fee which is payable to PADI when you apply for your Divemaster rating.