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PADI Divemaster

Your first step in becoming a PADI scuba diving professional is the PADI Divemaster course. To gain this qualification, you 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 helps you become a role model to divers everywhere, and is widely used for employment in the dive industry.

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.


What you will learn

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

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 and leading Discover Local Diving programs


Course Prerequisites

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 Primary and Secondary Care (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 Divemaster Course

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