PADI Divemaster

Become A PADI Professional 20%

Who should take this course?

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.

  • 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 

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster 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 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

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


US$99010 Days or 6 months
  • All equipment include.
  • PADI Materials include.
  • 1 Optional Pool Refresh.
  • All Theory Class you need.
  • PADI 100% Project Aware Certification Card.
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.