PADI DIVEMASTER


To become a PADI certified Divemaster, 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 Divemaster, however, in terms of personal satisfaction and achievement are unparalleled.


PREREQUISITES:

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Certified 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 DM 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:

  • Divemaster Crew Pack - $424.30
  • Divemaster DVD - $49.10
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook - $38.90
  • Dive Roster Slates - $26.20

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. $128.00 as of 1/1/2020) required to process your certification

2023 DIVEMASTER COURSE DATES: (5:00PM - 9:00PM)

January 27

February 24

March 30

April 28

 

May 26

June 30

July 28

September 1

 

September 29

October 27

November 24

December 29

 

 

 

2023 DIVEMASTER OPEN WATER DIVE DATES:

January 14 & 15

February 11 & 12

March 18 & 19

April 15 & 16

May 6 & 7

May 28 & 29

June 10 & 11

June 17 & 18

June 24 & 25

July 8 & 9

 

 

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Aurora Reservoir

Blue Hole, NM

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

 

July 15 & 16

July 22 & 23

August  5 & 6

August 12 & 13

August 19 & 20

September 2 & 3

September 16 & 17

October  14 & 15

November 11 & 12

December 9 & 10

 

Blue Hole, NM

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Blue Hole, NM

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Blue Hole, NM

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

 

2022 OPEN WATER DIVE DATES

 

January 15th& 16th

February 19th & 20th

March 12th & 13th

April 9th & 10th

May 7th & 8th

May 29th & 30th

June 11th & 12th

June 25th & 26th

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Blue Hole Santa Rosa, NM

Aurora Reservoir

July 9th & 10th

July 23rd & 24th

August 13th & 14th

August 27th & 28th

September 10th & 11th

October 8th & 9th

November 5th & 6th

December 3rd & 4th

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

Homestead Crater, UT

 


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.

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