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PADI Divemaster

PADI Divemaster Course

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.

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What You Learn

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 stretch your ability to organise 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.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified Divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an Instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find everything you will need here: Shop Online

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster Crew Pak includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew Pak. Please ask for  the full list of required materials that you will need for the Divemaster program.

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years old
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a recognised certification from another training organisation
  • PADI Rescue Diver or a recognised certification from another training organisation
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care or a recognised Level 2 First Aid and CPR training from another organisation with course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 logged dives for certification.
  • Be fit for diving and have a current Dive Medical to Australian Standards AS4005.1 within the last 12 months.
  • 2 x Passport photos

$999.00 (It is expected at this level that students will own all of their own equipment including SMB & Reel)

Bonus offer:

All students receive a Bonus 3 month club membership, which entitles them to a 10% discount on purchases, access to the Club mid-week dives, access to interstate and overseas Club trips as well as huge savings on equipment hiring.

Please Note:

A $150 deposit secures your place on the course and we will then email you your eLearning Access Pass with the course balance payable on the first day of your course. If you have already completed your PADI eLearning then the $150 you have paid is removed from the course fee. Candidates must complete ALL the theory online before attending the first day of the course. If you have booked on your course and choose to change your original date of commencement there will be a $150 transfer fee which will be charged each time a course date is changed. If you require additional days to complete the course for whatever reason, $100 for each additional day required will be charged plus any additional boat fees if required.

N.B. Weather: If it is necessary for us to alter the course schedule due to inclement weather conditions there are no additional fees.


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