The PADI Divemaster Course will transform you into a leadership level diver. As a Divemaster you will be able to work as a diver and get paid to go diving!
By the end of your program, you can expect to have:
- A high level of personal diving skill.
- Role-model knowledge of diving theory.
- Significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities.
- Is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.
In other words, you’re the cream of the crop and we want you to train with us!
As you may know, many PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Dive instructor. So, the training and experience you gain through the PADI Divemaster program help shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator. To help shape you into a dive professional, PADI has developed the PADI Divemaster Crew-Pak and various other material.
Divemaster qualifies you to:
- Organise, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land and boat based.
- Assist PADI Instructors in conducting PADI Diver programs.
- Act as certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors.
- Supervise participants in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers.
- Generally, supervise both training and no training related diving activities by planning, organising and directing dives.
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers and Snorkellers.
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.
- Enrol in PADI Instructor level training.
Upon successfully completing the PADI Divemaster program you’ll receive a certification card and wall certificate denoting this rating. You’ll also become a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance (which may be required to conduct some activities).
Full-time course duration
- Approximately 14 consecutive days (12 days + 2 study days)
Part-time course duration
- 3 core weekends in a row
- Plus 3 additional weekends scheduled to suit you
To enroll for Divemaster (DM) training you’ll need to:
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent);
- Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent);
- Have completed EFR Course within the past 24 months;
- Have logged a minimum of 40 open water dives prior to beginning the course and a minimum of 60 open water dives (including experience in night, deep and navigation dives) to complete the certification as a Divemaster;
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical examination form signed by a physician.
- Don’t have the required training or experience to qualify for DM training? No worries, check out ourDivemaster Internships! This professional dive internship will not only train you as a Divemaster but also provide you with the work experience and logged dives you require for your qualification.