Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. This course also develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
Just a few of the opportunities that will open up to you as a Divemaster are:
- Assist a PADI instructor during any PADI Diver course.
- Supervise training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
- Conduct a Scuba Review course.
- Assist in Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, or Specialty Dives.
- Continue your training to become a PADI instructor.
Who Can Learn? The prerequisites for this class and certification are:
- 18 years of age or older
- Have a PADI Medical Form to dive signed by your physician within the last 12 months of certification date
- Advanced Open Water certified
- Rescue Diver certified
- Current in Emergency First Response or equivalent First Aid/CPR
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 logged dives at completion of course
What Is Involved? The Divemaster course will prepare and teach you dive leadership skills through classroom and independent study sessions. You will complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water, training exercises to test your organizational and problem solving abilities, and finally an internship or series of practical training exercises.
- Self-Study – Reading, video review, knowledge reviews, and related assignments are required.
- Classroom – There is little classroom time involved in this course. An orientation session will be held at the start of the course and students will set up a time table to fit their schedules for completion of each element. Periodic exams will also be taken.
- Confined and Open Water Skills – Water skills, rescue techniques, and stamina exercises will be practiced and performed with your Divemaster instructor.
- Internship – Our scheduled classes and open water dive weekends offer candidates the opportunity to complete confined and open water internship requirements. Observing and assisting in other various PADI courses are also a part of the internship requirements.
What Equipment Is Required?
We recommend you own all of your own scuba equipment, not only for your convenience, but for the familiarity with your gear that will make you a better diver. Some of the diving accessories you will need:
- Dive Computer
- Dive slate
- Dive knife/cutting tool
- Audible surface signal
- Surface signal (safety tube)
- Pocket mask (for rescue techniques)
At Klein Scuba, we offer a wide selection of gear and scuba products to fit all your dive needs and wants.
When and Where? The Divemaster course is designed to be completed at your own pace and within your schedule. You may complete the course within a few months or it may take as long as a year, depending on your commitment and schedule. Your instructor will work with you to set up times to complete the Divemaster requirements.