DiveMaster – PADI

MDC-Divemaster

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 a PADI Instructor, 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. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. 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.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills 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 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

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diverand Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional scuba diving qualification offered by PADI. A qualified PADI Divemaster may assist an instructor with student training i.e. PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Specialty courses as well as personally teaching Scuba Reviews, Discover Scuba Diving and the Skin Diver courses. Guiding and navigating dives for groups of certified divers is another important and fun role performed by a PADI Divemaster.

• Personal PADI Divemaster pack including the Divemaster manual, Diving Knowledge Workbook, Encyclopaedia of Diving, Divemaster Conducted Programs CD Rom, Divemaster slates, Divemaster chevron badge and PADI bag.
• The course consists of 8 Knowledge Development sessions and exams. These include a general introduction to the course and your role as a Divemaster, as well as:

Supervising students
Supervising certified divers
Divemaster conducted programs
Dive skills and environment
Physics
Physiology
Equipment
Decompression theory and the dive tables.

The practical development sessions include 4 swim tests, performing 20 diving skills to demonstration quality, a rescue assessment, mapping project and assisting an instructor on a variety of PADI courses.

• Upon completion you will be required to have 60 logged dives.

• Read and complete PADI Divemaster manual and knowledge reviews.
• Read and complete the PADI Encyclopedia of Diving and the Diving Knowledge Workbook
• Certification as a PADI Divemaster is proof of a high level of knowledge and diving skills.
• Can work in 175 countries in the world.
• Work towards the PADI Instructor rating.
• Proof of PADI Rescue Diver certification or equivalent.
• 40 logged dives. If you have less we will help you reach 40.
• 2 to 3 months. Longer if required. Courses starting weekly.
• Express option available for those short on time.

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