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PADI DIVEMASTER Divemasters Wanted! Join The Tribe!

The PADI Divemaster Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that's right be paid to do what you love: become a PADI Divemaster. 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.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $1500 plus PADI Application fee / 10 days full time or 6 Evenings + 6 Days (on weekends partime) Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 18 years old, Open water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue and First aid Certified with a minimum of 40 divesA Diving Medical mandatory for acceptance into this course COURSE CONTENTS: Home study Theory with your Instructor Pool sessions building your skills to demonstration quality  Real world internships on real courses dealing with real people EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: By this stage of your diving you shoud have all of your own dive equipment suitable for any dive professional.  Talk to us about getting equipt with the right stuff to make you stand out as a dive professional LINKS: Diving Doctors

Becoming a Dive Professional

We all talk about job satisfaction, but very few get to truly love what they do for work.
Imagine this - you take someone who has never dived before for their first experience under water. They may have taken to it easily, or it may have taken you a bit of patience, love and energy to get them comfortable. Either way, after completing their first dive in the ocean, your students’ eyes are wide with excitement, smiles are shining on faces, and the awe of the beauty of their experience is something that they will never forget. As the dive professional that made this all possible, and you will never be forgotten either.

This warm fuzzy feeling, knowing you have made a positive impact in someone’s life, is second to none. Whether you are a Divemaster or an instructor, you will get this feeling almost every time you take someone out and help them with their diving. Plus, your office is the ocean. You can’t get any better than that.

Becoming a dive professional is a challenging but rewarding journey. Whether you are looking for a career change or a weekend job with more satisfaction to break up your work life, we would love to help you achieve your professional goals as well as enhance your diving skills and ability.

Becoming a Divemaster

The first step in becoming a PADI Dive Professional is to become a PADI Divemaster.  A Divemaster is a vital part of a dive team.  Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

So very Much!!!  From dive equipment, dive theory and decompression modelling to supervising divers, becoming a leader and enhancing your personal diving ability this course is charged with so many things that will make you a better diver.  In fact, some people choose to do this course to increase thier diving confidence and skills but have no intentions of using it as a professional rating.

Divemasters Can Do These Exciting Things

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

Materials You Need

Your Divemaster fees include the PADI Divemaster crewpak that has these goodies in it:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

You will also get access to Dive Theory Online

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.


To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

To be the best Divemaster it is critical that you have a broad range of diving experience.  We can put together a tailor made package to help you gain the necessary experience so that you can be the most employable dive professional. 

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:

  • Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
  • Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
  • Dive Theory Online
  • Boat Diver
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Diver (You can even sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Course Online!)
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation


For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the ACADEMY OF SCUBA Team members.