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.
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. 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.
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:
There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak. Please ask your PADI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.
You also have the option to take Divemaster Online.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact Dive Force Marine. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.
To take this course, you must be:
At Dive Force we run Dive Master training as an internship so that students can gain a wide range of experience working alongside their instructor mentor on a range of PADI courses. The internships last on average three months. Timings are flexible and very much built around the student.
Equipment: At this level, we would expect you to own most of your own equipment (excluding cylinders). If you don't, we can make arrangements during the course.
Medical: If you want to work in the UK as a Dive Master, you will need to obtain an HSE diving medical. Click on the following link for more information: London Diving Chamber, St John's Wood.
Insurance: PADI requires Dive Masters working in the UK to hold professional liability insurance. Whilst you are a Dive Master student this is not required. Discuss this with your Dive Force Instructor.
Cost: £500. An initial deposit of £160 is required for the training materials. The course fee excludes transportation and diving site entry fees.
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For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the Dive Force Instructors.