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.
Check out this video about being a PADI Professional. If you have ever thought about becoming a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor, this video gives you an insight of what you can expect.
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:
o The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
o Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
o Diver safety and risk management
o Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
o Business of diving and your career
o Awareness of the dive environment
o Dive setup and management
o Mapping an open water site
o Conducting dive briefings
o Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
o Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
o Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs