PADI Divemaster

An understanding of the physics, physiology, equipment and environment is an integral part of this training, as is a thorough working knowledge of the Recreational Dive Planner. This course is best conducted through an internship program.

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster.

DivemasterWorking closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What Can A PADI DiveMaster Do?

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructorcourse.

What Do I Need To Start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 20 logged dives
  • 18 years old

What Will I Do To Become a PADI Divemaster?

  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

How Long Will It Take To Become A PADI Divemaster?

  • Two to Four weeks

What Course Materials Are Required?

The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.

  • PADI Divemaster Manual*
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted byPADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from Mad Fish Dive Centre or you may download PDF versions from website: