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Becoming a Divemaster means becoming a leader who mentors and motivates others. You become a role model to other divers as you share your passion for scuba. Divemaster jobs include: assisting with classes, leading guided dives, and working on liveaboards.

How Does it Work?

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 various scuba diving activities. You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course. 

Topics and Workshops

  • 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
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