Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
What can PADI Divemasters do?
Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
Assist PADI Instructors with students
Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
Medical clearance signed by a physician
20 logged dives
18 years old
What will I do?
Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
An internship or series of practical training exercises
How long will it take?
Two weeks - three months
What course materials are required?
The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.
PADI Divemaster Manual*
Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
Diving Knowledge Workbook
Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Center/Resort or you may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
Discover Scuba Diving
Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
* The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed.