PADI Dive Master
To become a PADI Dive Master, an individual must be prepared to assume responsibility and take a leadership role. The responsibility is considerable and the course is designed for only the serious diver. The rewards of being a PADI Dive Master, however, in terms of personal satisfaction and achievement, are unparalleled.
- 18 years of age or older
- Certified PADI Rescue Diver
- Have a minimum of 20 logged dives at start of course and a minimum of 60 logged dives upon completion
- Submit an approved medical exam form, for diving, signed by a physician
EQUIPMENT AND COURSE MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Each student is required to have his/her own equipment, including BCD, regulator, wet suit, etc. However, this may be rented from Underwater Phantaseas for the time needed to complete the course.
Each student must supply the following before the start of class:
- PADI Divemaster Crew Pack. Includes: Manual, Diving Knowledge Workbook, Discover Scuba Slates, Encyxlopedia of Recrational Diving and Divemaster Slates ($298.95)
- PADI Divemaster DVD ($36.05)
- RDP Multi-Level ($37.25)
- Dive Roster Slate ($15.50)
- PADI Processing Fee (appx $75.00)
The Divemaster course is divided into three modules:
Module #1 – Watermanship and Skills Assessment:
This module is designed to assess and provide remedial training in general watermanship and diving skills. Diver rescue abilities will be assessed and reviewed and proficiency in dealing with stress – including problems developed. Swim and float tests will also be conducted and a high degree of physical stamina and diving skills essential. During this phase of the training, you will also be taught the proper techniques used to demonstrate scuba skills for open water students.
Module #2 – Diving Knowledge Development:
This module is designed to increase your knowledge of the theory and principles of diving. Using the PADI Divemaster manual you will be required to read and study the text at your own pace, meet informally with the Instructor to discuss your readings, and complete a series of written exams covering the various topics discussed in the manual. For those of you choosing to do the structured course, Instructor lectures will be scheduled for the following exams: Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Supervising Students and Recreational Dive Planner.
Module #3 – Practical Application:
This module involves training and experience in the supervisory aspect of being a Divemaster. This involves an internship during which the D/M candidate will serve as an Instructional Assistant to a PADI Instructor. The objectives are to gain familiarity with the diver-training process, develop an awareness of typical student problems, and learn how to supervise and control divers in general. The candidate must take part in five classroom and confined water sessions and the open water training sessions.
For those who decide that scuba diving can be more than a recreational endeavor and are interested in exploring the professional potential it may hold, the PADI Divemaster rating is an essential step in the process. The decision to pursue this goal is commended and it is our hope that this course will only be the beginning of a journey that will take the serious diver into an entirely different realm of diving – the realm of the professional.
2013 Dive Master Pool Dates: (5-9pm)