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Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.
Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster, you'll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct various scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search. Recovery Diver specialty diver courses and your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and broaden your abilities.
18 years or older
Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive.
Approximately 50 hours
As a dive professional, you'll want to have all your essential scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you'll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags, and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
Whether you want to hone your skills and dive like a pro or turn your passion into a career, you can start your journey towards PADI Divemaster now - for free! The PADI Introduction to Divemaster program introduces you to the concepts, skills, and knowledge necessary to join the ranks of PADI Professionals worldwide. You can then decide if you want to complete your training at your local PADI Dive Center, Resort, or with your favorite PADI Instructor.
Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment, and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your water skills exercises, workshops, and practical assessments.
*This course fee only covers your online training, assessments, and certification card. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate, and logbook are available at additional costs.