PADI Dive Master

To become a PADI certified Divemaster, an individual must be prepared to assume responsibility and take a leadership role. The responsiblity is considerable and the course is designed for only the serious diver.  The rewards of being a Divemaster, however, in terms of personal satisfaction and achievement are unparalleled.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • 40 logged dives at start of course and a minimum of 60 logged dives upon completion
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

COURSE STRUCTURE:

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 – inducing problems developed.  Swim and float tests will also be conducted and a high degree of physical stamina and diving skill is 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 written exams covering the various topics discussed in the manual. Instructor lectures will be scheduled for the following exams: Physics, Physiology, 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 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 classroom and confined water sessions and open water training sessions. The candidate must also conduct (under instructor supervision) either a Discover Snorkeling, Discover Local Diving or a Scuba Review program.


MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • Dive Master Crew Pack – $364.35
  • Dive Master DVD – $41.45
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook – $26.40
  • Dive Roster Slates – $22.05

COURSE FEE: $400.00


INCLUDED:

  • All classroom and pool sessions
  • All open water sessions
  • Tanks, weights and wetsuit for open water dives

NOT INCLUDED:

  • All scuba gear including, BCD, regulators, gauges/computer, compass, knife, gloves, mask, fins, snorkel or booties for open water dives (but may be rented)
  • Transportation, meals and accommodations for the open water dives
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations
  • PADI Dive Master application fee (approx. $115.00) required to process your certification

2016 DIVE MASTER CLASS & POOL SESSION DATES: (5:00PM – 9:00PM)

October 9th
October 30th
November 13th
November 27th
December 4th
December 18th

2017 DIVE MASTER CLASS & POOL SESSION DATES: (5:00PM – 9:00PM)

January 8th
January 22nd
February 5th
February 19th
March 5th
March 19th
April 2nd
April 23rd
May 7th
May 21st
June 4th
June 18th
July 2nd
July 16th
August 6th
August 20th
September 3rd
September 17th
October 8th
October 22nd
November 5th
November 19th
December 3rd
December 17th

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.