From a complete beginner to a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Divemaster in four months Beginning with the Open Water Course, students progress to the Advanced Open Water Course, then to Emergency First Response (primary and secondary first aid) and the Rescue Diver course. A divemaster trainee can also assist instructors during training courses, allowing you to gain hands-on experience with students in pools and on ocean dives. You'll learn the skills and techniques required to safely supervise other divers, and you'll be challenged on a daily basis in real-life situations.View More
PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You’ll practice navigation and buoyancy and make three specialty dives of your choosing (like a specialty-sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit towards PADI Specialty Certifications.
Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in critical moments between a life-threatening emergency and till emergency medical services arrive.
The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way, teaching you to identify and fix minor issues before they become hurdles.
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 skills to organise and direct a variety of scuba-diving activities.
The length of the course varies, depending on the dive centre and the experience you have going in with. There is an option to attend theory sessions online if you are on a short time frame.
Requirements include being 18 years of age, having your Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver certifications, having completed your Emergency First Responder course within the past 24 months, having a signed medical statement, and at least 40 logged dives. Your dive centre can help you meet these requirements before you get started.
People complete the Divemaster course for countless reasons. Some want to find a way to work in the dive industry and support their travels and lifestyle. Some want to become more confident and assured recreational divers. Some want to add scuba diving to a resume for another adjacent career like marine biology or boating. Some want to just have fun! All are equally valid reasons to dive in.
PADI Master Divers aged 15 and older are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30m/100 feet or 40m/130 with the Deep Diver Specialty. PADI Junior Master Divers from the age of 12 to 14 will be restricted to a maximum depth of 21m/70 feet.
Standards and Procedures – An open book exam with 50 multiple choice questions. You can use your instructor manual and guide to teaching to find the answers. You have 90 mins. The pass mark is 75%.
If you had 30 seconds to teach someone to scuba dive, what would you tell them? The same thing Mike did — the Golden Rule of scuba diving. Breathe normally; never hold your breath. The rest, in most cases, is pretty much secondary.