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Becoming A DiveMaster


The PADI Divemaster certification is a professional rating which qualifies a diver to work in the dive industry.
A Divemaster can assist instructors teaching classes, lead dives and teach certain PADI courses including:


  • 18 Years or older
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • 1st Aid and EFR
  • 60 logged dives (40 to start the course)

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
  • Organizing 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

The next step after Divemaster training is to become anĀ Assistant Instructor

Here’s the PADI video about becoming a DM

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