Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI DM program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to 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 You Learn
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. 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.
What You Can Teach
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Divemaster Crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program.
The complete set of materials includes:
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving which is a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
- A PADI Dive Master Manual and the practical DM training slates.
- CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster-conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately)
You also have the option to take PADI Divemaster Online and purchase the PADI Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak. For Divemaster Online, you can sign up today.
To take this course, you must be over 18 years old:
Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster
Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:
PADI Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
PADI Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
Emergency First Response Instructor
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
PADI Enriched Air Diver – You can even sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online!
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
PADI Underwater Navigation