Your adventure into the professional levels begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with your PADI Instructor, in this program you will develop your diving knowledge and skills to a professional level. Training as a PADI Divemaster develops your leadership skills, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with their student divers.
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn leadership skills both during classroom instruction and through independent study. You complete skills and endurance tests in the water, as well as training exercises that fine-tune your organizational and problem-solving skills. From this knowledge you will move on to practice through an internship or a series of practical training exercises.
Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification) and 20 recorded dives and recognized courses in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid (secondary care) in the previous 24 months
Minimum age: 18 years
Course content: knowledge development, endurance tests, rescue techniques, confined water exercises, practical application (professionalism, map making, programs led by the Divemaster), leadership evaluation and internship or practical exercises
At the time of certification: 60 logged dives, demonstrating experience in deep diving, night diving and underwater navigation