Have you fallen in love with diving? Do you find it hard to imagine going to work every day wearing more than shorts and a bathing suit? Want to stay on the beach? Want to make a living doing something you are passionate about and continue to dive daily? Take the first steps toward a rewarding career in scuba diving by enrolling in the Divemaster Training program at our 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Centre.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with our Instructor(s), you’ll fine-tune your diving skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. 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 organization in the world.
Why Choose Poseidon Dive Centre for your Divemaster training?
As a Divemaster in training (DMT), you want to make sure that you get off to the best start with your dive career. Every dive operation differs as to what it can offer on its program, the philosophies behind its diver education programs, its business principles, its staff, and its conservation efforts within the dive community.
We don’t claim or boast to be the best or the biggest. There are other much more commercial, bigger and more business orientated dive schools and freelancers where you can undertake your training, but we prefer a more personalized, professional teaching and real world approach.
All our Instructors and Divemasters were once in a similar position so we understand and want you to be as informed as possible before making the decision to ‘Go pro’.
As a DMT you will be welcomed to be part of PDC’s crew and a lifetime member
Divermaster Training Internship is available at Poseidon Dive Center, please contact us for more details
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency.
- Valid Primary and Secondary care within past 24 months or EFR – Emergency First Responder certified
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
- Last dive not more than 9 months ago (otherwise a Refresher course is required)
- Medically fit to dive, for safety, all participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 month. Click here to view the form.
Recommended courses to consider when choosing to become a Divemaster are:
Specialty: Enriched Air “Nitrox Diver”
Specialty: Sidemount Diver
Specialty: Peak Performance Buoyancy
Specialty: Night Diver
Specialty: Wreck Diver
Specialty: Underwater Navigator
You can earn Master Scuba Diver (by completing 5 specialties)
Divemaster course consist of 3 steps.
|The Knowledge Development section includes Nine chapters covering topics such as the Role and Characteristics of a PADI Dive Master, assisting with student divers, awareness of the dive environment, and dive theory review. You will also formulate an Emergency Assistance Plan and conduct a two-part final exam covering what you have learnt in the PADI Dive Master manual|
|Water skills development and stamina training|
|Our instructor(s) will conduct dive skill workshops to help you develop demonstration-quality skills. Remember, you will be demonstrating to students so you must be able to do the skills for them to copy! Your fitness will be tested with a 400-meter swim, 15-minute floattread, 800-meter snorkel swim, a 100-meter tired diver tow, and equipment exchange exercise.|
|Practical Application Section|
|Practical application section includes a mapping project, dive briefing, search and recovery scenario, and a deep dive scenario. You will assist an instructor with real students on an entire Open water Course, assisting on another higher level course and leading certified divers in Open Water.|
Twelve topics (nine chapters) make up the Knowledge Development module. You’ll cover them through independent study, projects, and discussions. Your independent study will include reading the Divemaster Manual and completing the Knowledge Reviews, plus use of materials such as the PADI Divemaster Video, the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, the Diving Knowledge Workbook.
Our instructor(s) will also hold sessions to provide more information, to check your progress, hold discussions and give you an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about what you’re learning. This may range from formal classroom sessions, to meeting in a dive center, aboard a boat or on shore, to one-on-one discussions.
1. Divemaster Manual
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster, Professionalism, Role modeling, Benefits and responsibilities of the PADI Divemaster Membership
Supervising general diving activities for certified divers, Divers’ responsibilities in dive planning, Assessing certified divers, environmental orientation & evaluating conditions, Planning dives to remote areas, Dive management, Helping divers manage pre-dive stress, Mapping dive sites, Dive briefings, Problem management and judgment, Preparing to handle problems at a dive site, Judgment, Divemaster’s role in accident management, Supervising specialized dive activities
Assisting with student divers in training, PADI Certified assistance responsibilities, Assisting with control and supervision, and logistics, Demonstrating Skills, Assisting student divers with problems, Assisting student divers with skill development
The need for theoretical knowledge, Personal dive reference library, Specialty diver training benefits, Dive theory performance in this course
Decompression theory and the RDP, The Haldanean Decompression Model, Tissue compartments, Halftime tissue compartments, The Haldanean model and repetitive Diving, RDP Table and Wheel use
Divemaster conducted programs, Six general administrative requirements for PADI Divemaster, Supervising PADI scuba divers, Marketing ideas for PADI Skin diver course, Discover snorkeling, Discover local diving.
Risk management, duty of care and negligence, Important steps to manage legal risk, Legal risk management steps in the event of an accident, Quality management, recognition and assurance, Personal Health and safety.
The dive consumer and the three Es:
Role of the Divemaster in providing the three Es
Four attributes of the positive sales process
Training to further your dive career, Other training that can aid your career, The role of emerging technologies.
2. The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving book
Introduction of The Underwater Adventure, The other 70 Percent of Earth
Introduction of The Ocean Planet, Our Watery World
Introduction of Dive equipment, Adoption to the Underwater World
Introduction for Diving in the Material world, The Chemistry and Physic of Diving
Introduction of The Diver Within, The Physiology of Diving
3. Diving Knowledge Book
This knowledge workbook serves as a guide to enhance and evaluate your knowledge of recreational diving. While the answer to each question is given in the workbook, its purpose is not to function as a complete reference manual. Instead, you will find that each objective in the workbook is followed by a “resource” statement which directs you to the appropriate section in other PADI texts for review and further learning. The books referenced are:
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational diving
- PADI Rescue Diver Manual
- Adventures in Diving Manual
- The recreational Guide to Decompression Theory, Dive Tables and Dive Computers
- Emergency First Response Participant Manual
Each section of the workbook relates to one of the five areas:
- General Skills and the Diving Environment
- The Recreational Dive Planner
Water Skills Development and Stamina Training
The Water Skills and Stamina module has two goals: to develop and evaluate your overall water skills and stamina, and to improve upon your existing scuba skills. You’ll complete several timed swims and other exercises in confined water, and you will refine your basic scuba skills so that you can role model with beginning divers learning those skills.
Stamina assessment and development
400 meter Swim without using swimming aid and using any stroke (nonstop)
15 minute tread using no aids last two minute hands out of the water
800 meter nonstop snorkel swim using mask snorkel and fins (without using hands)
100 meter inert diver tow at the surface both wearing full scuba equipment (nonstop)
Diver rescue assessment and development
This exercise is the simulated rescue of an unresponsive, non-breathing diver.
Confined water skill assessment and development
Developing demonstration quality skills and performing the 20 basic scuba skills:
Equipment assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning and disassembly
Pre-dive safety check (BWRAF), Deep water entry
Buoyancy check at surface, Snorkel-regulator/regulator snorkel exchange
Five point descent, Regulator recovery and clearing
Mask removal, replacement and clearing, Freeflow regulator breathing
Air depletion exercise and alternate air source use stationary
Fin pivot (neutral buoyancy), Five point ascent
Remove and replace weight system on the surface
Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA)
Hovering motionless for 30 seconds
Underwater swim without a mask
Remove and replace weight system underwater
Remove and replace scuba unit underwater
Remove and replace scuba unit on the surface
Buddy breathing stationary and swimming (donor and receiver)
Practical Application Section
The Practical Application module allows you to learn and practice divemaster skills by applying what you learn during the Knowledge Development and Water Skills and Stamina modules. You’ll start by completing three required training exercises and you will have a chance to develop and practice divemaster skills with actual divers during an course.
Required Training Exercises that all candidates must complete
These exercises develop the candidate’s organizational and problem solving skills:
– Mapping Project (dive site)
– Equipment Exchange (exchanging all scuba equipments except exposure suit and weight)
– Divemaster Conducted Programs (Discover snorkeling, Scuba review, – Discover local diving, Discover scuba diving program, PADI Skin diver program)
– Organize the predive setup of equipment by Open Water Diver students for confined water and open water traininG
– Coordinate student diver flow during confined and open water training dives
– Participate confined and open water sessions
– Participate PADI Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver or PADI Specialty Diver
– Assisting open water diver students in confined water.
– Lead student divers on an underwater tour for pleasure with the direct supervision of Instructor
WHAT'S THE COURSE DURATION?
The duration of the PADI Divemaster certification course ranges from one month to 4 months depending on your progress, total of your logged dives (minimum 60 logged dives) and completing the course requirements (theory, exam and practical)
CAN I WORK WITH MY DIVEMASTER CERTIFICATE?
As a Divemaster you are eligible to guide certified divers for fun dive trips and other duties (DM Do & Teach) therefore, you can work with this certificate in any dive center. In PDC, our divemasters are paid for any services they do for the center and it’s still a weekend extra cash and fun job
IS PADI DIVEMASTER APPLICATION FEE IS A ONE TIME PAYMENT?
PADI DiveMaster and all other professional certificate are due to annual renewal fee, which can be paid online by your PADI Pro page.
WHAT PADI DIVEMASTER CAN DO AND TEACH
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
- Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
- Assist PADI instructors during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review “Refresher Course” program
- If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
- Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during
- surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
- when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
- Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
- Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
- Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
- Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO COMPLETE MY DIVEMASTER TRAINING?
- Option A, ‘standard training’ is for participants who are free only in weekends to participate in the needed training due to their work, family or other commitments. the course duration vary two month to 4 months depending on the participant progress, number of logged dives (minimum 60 logged dives) and completing the course requirements (theory, exam and practical)
- Option B, ‘Internship’ is for participants who have free time available to spend in the dive center, assist and learn the diving business, filling tanks, regular maintenance of gear and compressor and participate in our regular sales, customers inquiry, courses and diving trips. The duration of Internship is 6 months from the start of the course until your internship relation is completed. Basically you will be one of PDC Crew during your Internship.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY OWN SCUBA DIVING GEAR?
- No, the diving gear hiring will be part of the course price. Although it’s highly recommended since you are enrolling for professional level to have your own scuba diving equipment (dive computer, regulator set and BCD). In all cases, you have to have your own basic gear (wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel and boots)
IS THERE ANY OTHER FEES OR COST I HAVE TO PAY OTHER THAN THE COURSE FEE?
PADI Divemaster crewpak is not included in the course fee and should be purchased separately and PADI’s application fee that needs to be submitted with the Divemaster application once the course is successfully completed
WHAT'S PDC'S COMMITMENT TO ME AFTER MY DIVEMASTER COURSE
After you are certified you are welcome to assist and work for us for as long as your time frame allows. You can assist our Instructors and certified divers in their dive experiences, giving you valuable experience and be paid for your services.