The importance of the PADI Divemaster to the overall PADI training program and to each individual PADI Instructor cannot be overstated. Divemaster training is the first leadership level in the PADI progression. The rating denotes an individual who:
1)has a high level of personal diving skill
2)has instructor-level knowledge of diving theory
3)has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities
4)is able to assume a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in his charge.
The goals of PADI Divemaster training are to:
1)Enable the candidate to organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land- and boat-based.
2)Enable the candidate to effectively act as an instructional assistant to Teaching status PADI Instructors.
3)Develop the theoretical diving knowledge of candidates to a level sufficient to become an instructor.
4)Encourage and prepare candidates for assistant instructor- and/or instructor-level training.
To qualify for PADI Divemaster training an individual must: Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent rating; Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent; Have completed and logged 20 open water dives; Be 18 years of age or older; Be in good physical condition for diving and submit an approved medical exam form for a diving-medical examination conducted within the past year. *Proof of 60 logged dives required for certification.
Prerequisites & Requirements :
18 years or older
Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive
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
(signed by a physician)
The SDI Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification. During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will increase your knowledge about physics and physiology as well as increase your proficiency with your scuba and snorkeling skills.
Minimum age 18
Certified SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent; advanced certification must include verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night, and limited visibility specialties
Certified SDI Rescue Diver or equivalent
Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider(where local law permits
Provided proof of at least 40 logged dives
Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the SDI Divemaster programs
SDI Divemaster Diver minimum requirements:
Satisfactorily complete the SDI Divemaster written examination, or online version with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation
Complete all water requirements
Demonstrate to an active SDI Instructor the ability to solve in-water and out-of-water diver problems
Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
Operate as a Divemaster in a wide variety of environments
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
Assist an active SDI Instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training
Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior experience and training
(signed by a physician)
This Program is designed to provide responsible training for those persons wishing to supervise IANTD divers.
These include IANTD Open Water Diver, IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver, IANTD EANx Diver and Rescue Diver.
How deep can you dive with the IANTD Divemaster Program?
No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 40 msw.
What do you need to enroll in this program?
- CPR or equivalent
- Oxygen Provider or equivalent
- IANTD Rescue Diver or equivalent
- IANTD EANx Diver or equivalent.
- Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
- Proof of a minimum of 60 logged dives
What this program must include?
- Academic Sessions;
- Confined Water Sessions;
- Open Water Sessions.