Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster!
Working closely with a very experienced team of Dolphin Scuba instructors, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. Dolphin Scuba’s Divemaster Training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
Once I’m certified as PADI Divemaster, what can I do?
- Work at local dive centres, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
- Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours & Discover Local Diving experiences
- Assist PADI Instructors with students on various courses
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
- Teach PADI Discover Snorkelling programs
- Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
- Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
What do I need to start the PADI Divemaster Course?
- You must be a minimum age of 18 years old
- Your own dive equipment (we can supply rental cylinders as part of the course)
- PADI Rescue Diver Certification, or qualifying certification from another training organisation
- 40 logged dives (to start, 60 upon completion of the course) including experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
- Standard diving medical (clearance from a physician) within the last 12 months
- Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) within the last 24 months
- Master Scuba Diver Certification is highly encouraged (although not required)
How long does the Divemaster Course take?
Well this depends you how quickly you want to make it happen! The Divemaster Training is very flexible and requires you to work through the home study, hands-on experience, and practical skills. This could take as little as 3 weeks if you’re working on it every day, or could take up to 12 months if you do a little each month.
On average, most people work through the course around 6-8 weeks part time.
Keep reading for a breakdown of the components for the course.
How much is the Divemaster Course and what’s included?
The PADI Divemaster Course is $899 and includes all materials from PADI, Tuition, Rental Cylinders and/or Air Fills for the duration of the course. In your PADI Divemaster Crew Pack you’l receive:
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
- Divemaster Slates
- Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters
- PADI Divemaster Manual Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)
- Discover Scuba Diving Discover Snorkelling/Skin Diver Course Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
What do I need for the Divemaster Course?
The Divemaster Course comprises of a number of key components that you will complete under the guidance of our highly- experienced Instructors. The order in which you complete these will vary depending on your schedule, availability and our course bookings.
There are 9 sections of knowledge development covering all aspects of diving. You will also prepare an Emergency Assistance Plan – complete with information needed to manage a diving accident at a specific site.
You will complete four (water skill) exercises designed to develop and assess your stamina in the water.
You will further develop and refine your rescue skills, ensuring you are confident and ready to help in any diver emergency scenario.
Confined Water Skills:
You will learn how to demonstrate and perform all 20 basic dive skills at an Instructor-level, as well as develop your ability to solve unanticipated problems underwater by completing a full exchange of scuba equipment (except exposure suit and weights) with a buddy – while sharing a single regulator or second stage.
you will further progress the skills you develop in confined water – transforming these skills in a practical sense. This section includes setting up and managing a dive site, delivering dive briefings, mapping a dive site, plus scenarios in search & recovery and deep diving.
Divemaster-Conducted Programs Workshops:
PADI Divemasters are qualified to run a number of programs, including ReActivate (refresher) courses, Snorkelling & Skindiving supervision and Discover Scuba Diving Programs (in confined water). This section will arm you with all the skills and knowledge to run these programs safely and successfully.
You will assist our Instructors on a number of courses, in order to learn how to supervise students in a variety of situations.
At the end of the Practical Assessments, you will be assessed on your attitude, professionalism, and ability to serve as a mentor to dive students
What happens after my Divemaster Training?
Divemaster opportunities are available through Dolphin Scuba’s offer of local guided (tour) dives – giving you experience in both guiding new/less-experienced divers, as well as divers that are new to the area. Dolphin Scuba’s Divemasters are also invited to assist on courses such as Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Courses – as well as some specialty courses (both shore and boat-based)
The PADI Divemaster course is also your gateway to continuing your education and becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, which will qualify you to teach Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses.
How do I sign up for the PADI Divemaster Course?
The first step is to make an appointment with us here in the store to run through the course requirements and inclusions.You’ll want to come in and meet our team of instructors, these are the people you will be working closely with! Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us to make an appointment on 08 9353 2488.
We take a $250 deposit to get you enrolled and issued with your PADI Divemaster Crew Pack. The balance of the course can be paid throughout the course and must be paid in full within 6 months of your start date, or on completion of your training (whichever comes first).