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Master Scuba Diver

  • Individualized Scheduling
  • Available In E-Learning
  • Must Be PADI Rescue Diver or Equivalent
  • Internship Options Available

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with one of our RAD PADI Instructors, you’ll fine-tune your dive 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!

Divemaster Internship Packages

Diving is a sport that allows us to explore a part of the world that we can only visit for short times, but can catch our imagination for a lifetime. Too often, we find ourselves trapped in cubicles, daydreaming about the next time that we get to jump off of the boat, explore a reef or wreck and relax.

If you find yourself sharing stories of your dives around the water cooler or tying to talk your friends and coworkers into joining you for that dive club meeting, then you might want to consider a career as a PADI Dive Master.

RAD’s dive master training program is your first step in professional scuba training. During training, you will fine-tune your dive 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, and learn all the aspects of dive center operations so that you become a role model to divers wherever you go.

The dive master course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water-skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Dive master
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Dive master 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

To get started, you need to be a Rescue Divers who is at least 18 years old.

To get started, you need to be a Rescue Divers who is at least 18 years old. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Sign up for dive master Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Dive master Manual for reference during and after the course. Complete bookwork online before you arrive which translates to less sitting in the classroom and more diving. Please note that PADI charges $220.00 for the online class and our class price does not change.

You will also need to take Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you get credit for half of the dive master Final Exam. Next Step

Go PRO and earn your next certification:

  • Register for Divemaster Online and start learning right away.
  • Sign up for Dive Theory Online.
  • Browse the PADI Course Catalog.
  • Download a Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf).
  • PADI Dive master is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
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