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Take the lead

Become a PADI Dive Master


Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organisation in the world – PADI.


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water-skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organise and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.



  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster

  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers

  • Diver safety and risk management

  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills

  • Business of diving and your career

  • Awareness of the dive environment

  • Dive setup and management

  • Mapping an open water site

  • Conducting dive briefings

  • Organising a search and recovery project and a deep dive

  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving & leading Discover Local Diving programs



PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enrol in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:​​

  • Emergency First Response, CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months

  • A completed dive medical within the last 12 months

  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course, and 60 dives to earn certification


PADI Dive Master

Your first step in becoming
a PADI scuba diving professional is the PADI Divemaster course.


To gain this qualification, you must complete an internship by working closely with our PADI dive instructor team.


You will gain experience teaching people how to scuba dive in real world situations, while perfecting important skills such as buoyancy control, rescue skills and how to supervise divers.


This qualification is widely used for employment in the dive industry.


Become a role model to divers everywhere

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