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Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
Photo By Marius Gjersvik
Photo By Marius Gjersvik
What will I do?
  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

How long will it take?
  • Two weeks - three months
What course materials are required?
The following materials are required:
  • PADI Divemaster Manual*
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Center/Resort or you may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
Discover Scuba Diving
Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving

* The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed.

Price $1,000.00 PADI Divemaster 3 weeks course
Price $200.00 PADI Divemaster 3 months course
What can PADI Divemasters do?
  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences

What do I need to start?
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 20 logged dives
  • 18 years old