Padi Dive Master
  • Become a professional

Become a professional

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.


  • Rescue Diver certification or equivalent
  • EFR training within the past 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a doctor
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Minimum of 40 logged dives
  • Swimming skills

Course Components

The PADI Divemaster program is divided into 3 different components, theory, confined water training and open water training. The theory introduces you to the qualities and knowledge required of a PADI Divemaster. With the use of the Divemaster DVDs and manual you will cover topics such as diving physics, diving physiology, diving equipment and more. The confined water training and open water training will bring your dive skills up to the standards needed for demonstration and for leading divers on guided dives. You will complete various water skills and stamina exercises, testing your problem solving, organizational and leadership abilities. The culmination of the course involves some hands on divemastering experience with our crew at Dive Club. Upon successful completion of the PADI Divemaster Exams, all confined water and open water exercises; you will have become one of the most sought after individuals in the diving industry, a PADI Divemaster.

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