The PADI Divemaster program is your first step to leadership level in the PADI System of diver education.
Welcome to the Blue Ribbon Dive Resort Divemaster Program!
We are here to help you through this intense learning period, although you have to be prepared and motivated to dive on a regular basis and take the initiative for independent studies.
Who is a PADI Divemaster?
The dive community expects several characteristics of an individual with the PADI Divemaster rating. These include:
- Exemplary personal and rescue diving skills.
- Instructor-level knowledge of diving theory.
- Competence as a certified assistant with significant training on how to assist an instructor during training activities.
- To be able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.
- Ethical role model behaviour, Enthusiasm and Fun!
As you may know, many PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors. Therefore, the training and experience you gain through the PADI Divemaster program, helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll be qualified to:
- Organize and conduct recreational diving activities, both land and boat based.
- Assist PADI Instructors in conducting PADI Diver programs.
To qualify for PADI Divemaster training:
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).
- Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent), and submit proof of CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months.
- Have logged a minimum of 40 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.
We need to see all your certification cards from Open water to Rescue Diver and your log book to prove diving experience. If you do not have any of these, please let us know so that we can research your details online through the PADI website.
You’ll complete three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:
- Water skills and stamina assessment and general diving skills assessment.
As a candidate, you will complete several timed swims (400m swim + 800m snorkel swim) and other exercises, along with refining basic scuba skills during skill circuits, so that you can role model for beginner and certified divers. You will also refresh your rescue skills by assisting on rescue courses and performing your rescue assessment, Ex. 7 from the PADI Rescue Course.
- Knowledge Development
• Role and characteristics of a Divemaster
• Supervising diving activities for certified divers
• Assisting with student divers in training
• Diving physics
• Diving physiology
• Diving skills and environment
• Decompression Theory and dive tables
• Dive Equipment
• Dive management and control
• Risk Management
• Business of Diving
• Divemaster Conducted Programs
• Furthering your dive career
• Emergency assistance plan for Diving emergencies in the local area
• Mapping a local open water site
• Volunteer Program and Marine Conservation
- Practical Application
This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an
instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.
As a PADI Divemaster you’ll be able to:
- 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, organizing and directing dives.
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers.
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.
- Enroll 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).
- COST : P 45000 plus materials
This includes the use of rental scuba equipment during the Divemaster program.
- PADI Materials : Includes : DM Manual, DM Workbook, DM Slates, Recreational Dive Encyclopedia, ERDPml and tote Bag.
- Additional Fees: A PADI Medical Statement for physical dive clearance needs to be signed by a Physician.