Be a leader who mentors and motivates others.
Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.
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 will you 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.
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.
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.
Flexible schedules is our speciality! We don’t have just certain times of the month or year when classes are held, we hold them on demand. We understand you have a busy schedule or a timeframe that you must obtain your certification. That’s why here at National Scuba we work with your and ours schedule to get you certified. Why wait for other shops to offer their course when we can usually schedule you in on your schedule.
Call 1-850-860-7002 or Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL to start your PADI Divemaster course or receive more information. Your course will materials will include Divemaster Crew Pack and Divemater video. By studying independently, you’re better prepared to get in the water with your instructor and start “mentoring.”
PADI Divemaster (Paper) – $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.
PADI Divemaster (Online) – $775 + PADI Fees
PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace.