What will you learn?
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
What scuba gear will you use?
As a dive professional you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises like underwater mapping and search and recovery you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Scuba Evolution may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
Check with Scuba Evolution to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive professional.
How can you start learning now?
Contact Scuba Evolution to enroll in the course and get your materials. Start to study using the Divemaster manual as well as the Divemaster video. Your PADI Instructor will then meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments..