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PADI Dive Master


Take the first step in your dive career—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 Dive Master do?
  • Work at local dive centres, on live-aboard dive boats, and at exotic dive resorts anywhere in the world!

  • Help PADI instructors teach students.

  • Lead PADI scuba divers on guided dive tours, and Discover Local Diving Experiences.

  • Teach and certify PADI skin divers.

  • Teach PADI Discover Scuba Review Programs for certified divers.

  • Lead certified divers on Teach Emergency First Response programs (after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor Course).


The course


You will learn:


  • learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions

  • complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water

  • complete training exercises to test organisational and problem solving abilities

  • complete an internship or series of practical training exercises.


Who can do the course?

You must:


  • be at least 18 years of age

  • have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, or qualifying certification from another training organisation 

  • have PADI Rescue Diver certification, or qualifying certification from another training organisation. 

  • have medical clearance signed by a doctor 

  • have completed at least 20 logged dives. 

How long will it take?

The course takes between 2 weeks and 3 months, so you can learn at your own pace.


Course materials
  • PADI Divemaster theory online

  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP): table, wheel and eRDP

  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

  • Diving knowledge workbook

  • Divemaster slates

  • Instruction guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters (available for purchase at Tweed Sea Sports)


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