Course Description
PADI Divemaster training is the first leadership level in the PADI system of diver education.
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 appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.

Many PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors, so the training and experience gained through the PADI Divemaster course shapes their abilities and attitudes as professional level diving educators.

The PADI Divemaster course consists of three phases:

1.    Watermanship and skills assessment

  1.            a. Watermanship and stamina
  2.            b. General diving skills

2.    Knowledge Development

  1.                 Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  2.                 Supervising diving Activities
  3.                 Assisting with Student Divers
  4.                 Diver Safety and Risk Management
  5.                 Divemaster-Conducted programs
  6.                 Specialized Skills and Activities
  7.                 The Business of Diving and Your Career
  8.                 Awareness of the Dive Environment
  9.                 Dive Theory Review

3.    Practical Application involves training activities using various structured training sessions, Divemaster-Conducted program workshop, Practical Skills workshop and Practical Assesment.

These training sessions enable the candidate to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.

Upon successfully completing the PADI Divemaster course, the applicant receives a certification card and wall certificate denoting this rating.  The individual also becomes a member of PADI and receives benefits including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance (which may be required to conduct some activities listed below).

Divemaster on the Boat
PADI Divemasters are qualified to:

1.    Organize, conduct and supervise land and boat-based recreational diving activities.

2.    Assist PADI Instructors in conducting PADI Diver courses.

3.    Enroll in PADI Instructor level training

4.    Generally supervise both training and non training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.

5.    Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers

6.    Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.


The PADI Divemaster course is conducted over seven days and includes at least seven open water dives.


Prerequisite CertificationCertified as PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Rescue Diver or have qualifying certifications
CPR/First Aid training within 24 months
Minimum Age 18 years old
Minimum Experience40 logged dives*
Medical ConsiderationsBe fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
*20 logged dives for students enrolled in our Go-Pro / Career Programs

Course Materials

Required materials:

  • Divemaster Crew Pak
  • Recreational Dive Planner: RDP Table and eRDPml

Recommended materials:

  • Divemaster Video

Course Preparation – Independent Study

  • Complete Divemaster eLearning online before class begin
  • Complete Dive Theory eLearning (optional) Can get credit for one of the exam.
  • Read the Encyclopedia



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eLearning Divemaster

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Divemaster Application

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Go-Pro Package

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EFR Instructor
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Our prices include course tuition and when applicable, tanks and weight, lake and boat fees and diver level certification fees. The package price includes also Meals and Accommodation. Training material, PADI professional application processing fees are extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.