Duration: 2-4 weeks
Looking for a career in scuba diving? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. As you work closely with a PADI Instructor, this program will expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills in 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.
What do I need to get started?
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
- PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
- An Emergency First Response, Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
- Have logged at least 20 dives to begin the course and logged 60 dives for certification
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
- Be at least 18 years of age
What will I do?
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises. You need to complete 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.
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster, you will be authorized to:
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising and directing dives.
- Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
- If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
- Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty
- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster
- Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
o surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
o when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
- Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Conduct the PADI Seal Team AquaMission
- Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor
- Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course
eLearning – PADI Divemaster Course online
What does it cover?
The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education that allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam. The online portion of the course, PADI Divemaster Online, covers nine topics that prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete the Divemaster course. Through PADI’s eLearning system and practical segments of the Divemaster course, you become well prepared to work as a PADI Divemaster.
What are the prerequisites for PADI Divemaster Online?
Prior to enrolling in PADI Divemaster Online, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical certificate signed by a physician within the previous 12 month attesting to your diving fitness. You also have to be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed an Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster course with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation). If you have any questions as to whether you meet the necessary prerequisites, please email us.
How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
What does it cost?
The eLearning portion of the course is $200 (US) non-refundable. This is an additional cost to the price of the course, please email us direct for options to run the Divemaster Course in Kasai Village Dive & SPA Resort.
Other costs – There is a separate application fee due to PADI that needs to be submitted with the Divemaster application once the course is successfully completed.
Materials – The PADI Divemaster Online program will provide you with perpetual access to an ebook version of the PADI Divemaster manual, a required material. However, to complete the PADI Divemaster course, you also need a current PADI Instructor Manual, both the Table RDP and eRDPML, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and a set of the PADI Divemaster slates. These will be provided by us as part of your Divemaster Course in Kasai Village Dive & SPA Resort.
Please email us directly to discuss total courses costs, equipment, materials and logistical requirements.
What else is required to become a PADI Divemaster?
Once you successfully complete Divemaster Online, you will need to complete several practical assessments, workshops and other assignments with us in Kasai Village Dive & SPA Resort. You will also need to complete the Divemaster Final Exam as well as meet the professionalism criteria.
How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?
The eLearning segment of the course is available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Divemaster manual.
How do you document that you have completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the Divemaster course. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you when you visit us.
|PADI eLearning Divemaster + $200 to PADI||₱37,995|
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study on site at Kasai Village Dive & SPA Resort. 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.
- Free 1 month Internship at Kasai Dive Center
- Divemaster Crew Pak
- 20 % discount on foods (Kasai Restaurant)
- with free use of WI-FI
- Free T-shirt
Don’t miss this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Take the first step and book now through our booking page. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you arrange your trip.