Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course.
You also need to have:
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
- Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
What you will learn?
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
- Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
We support the two different methods of Divemaster training, traditional and Online.
Traditional (Paper Book) - $599 + PADI Fees
This is the first step after signing up and receiving your Divemaster crew pack. You will need to read the Divemaster Manual, and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and view a DVD. After you have studied and completed the video make sure you complete the knowledge reviews for each chapter. You will then take 2 exams, Dive Theory and Divemaster.
Online - $775 + PADI Fees
PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace.
How to Start Learning today!
Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL or Call us at today at 1-850-860-7002 to either start the traditional method, or Online method for your PADI Divemaster course. We will talk to you and answer any questions you may have so we can ensure your success in obtaining your certification.
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic 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.
Open Water Training
You will now learn how to start leading other divers and gain more experience in honing your diving skills. You will work with other students demonstrating skills and being a watchful eye.
At National Scuba in Pensacola, FL we do things a little differently when it comes to schedule times. We work with both yours and our schedule to get you certified. If you can only meet on certain days that when we will meet. We don't have a set schedule that says on Monday we will do x, Tuesday we do y, and Wednesday we do z. If you can only meet on Tuesday we will meet on Tuesdays to get x,y, and z completed. At National Scuba we work together to get your certified.
Stop by National Scuba Today
5700 Audubon Dr
Pensacola, FL 32504
or call us at: 1-850-860-7002
For more information or to schedule your course today!