Earn your PADI Divemaster with Academy of Scuba in Melbourne

Become a Scuba Diving Professional and make the ocean your office!

If you are passionate about scuba diving and want to spread the love, you should consider becoming a dive professional. The PADI Divemaster course is the first step on the professional diving ladder.

Academy of Scuba is the ONLY centre in Victoria that will  help you grow your very own dive business.  We help you with setting up the fundamentals for you, without the overheads of setting up your own dive centre. ASK US ABOUT OUR DIVE PRO HUB

In addition to becoming a respected member of the diving community, you will gain leadership skills, great confidence with your diving and have an amazing sense of achievement. So, wait no longer and become a PADI Divemaster with Academy of Scuba, a PADI 5 Star IDC Instructor Development Centre!

When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

There will be a payment of $500 required to book on the course and receive learning materials.  The balance of $1150 will then be due when in-water activities begin.


Academy of Scuba is a PADI 5 Star IDC Instructor Development Centre, owned by PADI Course Director Kat Vcelka. Moreover, our continuing recognition from PADI in the form of awards and our ongoing status as a 5 Star IDC centre mean that you don’t just have to take our word for it – we have been offering top level diver training, from entry-level through to Professional, for over a decade. Because we have been doing this for so long, our wealth of experience and expert knowledge mean that you can rest easy knowing that your professional training is in some of the best hands in the business.


High quality, real life training and experience takes priority on our DM courses. Therefore, you will receive real life experience training through interning, assisting and learning on our courses, which means that once you’re certified you are both confident and competent in your skills, course knowledge, situational awareness and local procedures and practices. In additon, you will also have the opportunity to learn for free as a deckhand aboard the RedBoats dive boats that we use to conduct our boat dives, giving you a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how the dive industry operates in Melbourne.


Looking to work as a Divemaster after completing your DM course? Academy of Scuba gives preference to our Divemaster candidates to work for us through the busy summer season and beyond. Why? Because, to put it simply, we trained you, so we trust you to represent Academy of Scuba in the best possible way. Above all, our dive team is like family, so once you have completed your professional training with us, you will be part of the family. In addition, that means that you will also get access to exclusive staff discounts and some of the best ongoing and continuing education training that Victoria has to offer.

Why Do Your Divemaster with AOS?

⇢ Real life experience on our courses, so you’re confident and competent as a Divemaster, once you’re certified!

⇢ PADI Course Director, Kat Vcelka, will be teaching you, as well as countless dive professionals with a wealth of experience diving and teaching in Victoria, to help you become the best dive professional you can be!

⇢ One of Victoria’s leading PADI 5 Star IDC Training centres – just see our testimonials

⇢ Preference given to AOS Divemaster students to work for us through summer and beyond.

⇢ Access to some of the best support and educational systems on offer.


⇢ Courses running frequently, so you will find one that suits you.

Becoming a Divemaster with Academy of Scuba was one of the best decisions I ever made. From the day I did my Open Water course I knew that I would want to take my diving further…

They make the experience fun, challenging and give you real world training to be the best professional you can be. You don’t do simulated courses or simulated guided dives, you do real world stuff and learn hands on under the guidance of the experienced crew.

I honestly feel privileged and proud to be able to call myself now a part of the team here and hope to continue on to do my Instructors course with AOS.

Becoming a Divemaster with Academy of Scuba has changed my life. And if you’re thinking about it then take the plunge – you won’t look back!

Jesse Lamb

– Divemaster Course, May 2019