course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

Age Requirements

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course.

Depth Restrictions After Certification

PADI Divemaster's are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 30m/100 feet.

PADI Divemasters with their deep diver specialty are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 40m/130 feet.


Waivers and Liability Releases

All participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training.

For the PADI Divemasrter Course you will need the following releases:

1 PADI Continuing Education Administrative Document 10038

2 PADI Equipment rental release form

3 PADI Boat dive release form

A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Course Duration

The Recommended duration of the PADI Divemaster course is typically around 50 to 70 hours.

The course is also performance-based so we do not like to rush especially when it comes to the dive master program. we want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day.

Required PADI Course Materials

For your course you will need the PADI Divemaster Crewpak.

he Divemaster crewpak includes all required materials for the revised Divemaster course including:

* PADI Divemaster manual version 3.0 * Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (paperback version) * Divemaster slates version 3.0 * PADI Instructor manual * Divemaster application * eRDPML (included starting Jan 2015)

Purchasing the crewpak offers substantial savings versus buying ala carte items. Required decal also included.The candidate is also required to view the Divemaster DVD (70844E/F/S) and will need a eRDPML (70031) and RDP table (60099 imperial 60054 metric) to complete the exam.

The crewpak also includes over $42 in bonus materials. PADI Pro logbook. Discover Scuba Diving Cue Card. Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook. Sturdy briefcase bag

Each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI DivemasterCrewpak.



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The PADI Divemaster certification Is where you start.

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.

Course Overview

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 aquatic realm.



What 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


Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.



How can you start learning now ?

Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.

Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.

Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.




What scuba gear will you use?

As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class. Nobody beats our prices or customer service guaranteed.

We carry all the best gear in store and online At scubadiveit.com for all your SCUBA diving adventures

NOTE: NEW SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT ALWAYS REQUIRES MINOR ADJUSTMENTS AND A SAFETY INSPECTION BEFORE IT IS USED. IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR SCUBA EQUIPMENT ONLINE OR FROM A THIRD-PARTY TO USE IN OUR CLASS AND IT HAS A MALFUNCTION OR REQUIRES ADJUSTMENTS DURING YOUR TRAINING YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL COST FOR THOSE ADJUSTMENTS. OUR MINIMUM SERVICE CHARGE IS $45

We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damagedto be usedin anyof our programs. If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation. We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!



Extend your bottom time with Enriched Air (Nitrox).

The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving.

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