PADI Divemaster Training – being passionate at work
The first step to turn your passion for diving into a career is to enroll for the PADI Divemaster training and to achieve the certification. The prerequisites are determined by the dive association and the dive center.
Candidates who are participating in our internship require some diving experience (between 40-60 logged dives) or certifications in specialities like deep, navigation and night, the PADI Rescue Diver and the EFR or another recognised first aid certificate (not older than 24 months upon completion) and a medical certificate signed by a doctor (not older than 12 months upon completion). The minimum age is 18 years. If a candidate does not or only partially meets the requirements, the required courses can be completed with us before the internship begins.
Ideally, a candidate has 8 weeks to complete our extensive PADI Divemaster internship. 4 weeks is set as an absolute minimum and is only suitable for participants who already have sufficient experience.
Our dive activities and trainings take place during full-day diving trips with our boat. In addition to all required training due to the PADI standards are our Divemaster trainees part of the team and fully involved in day-to-day business with direct customer contact. This includes, for example, advice and sales in the diving center, preparation and maintenance of rental equipment, filling dive cylinders, planning, organising and coordinating boat diving trips, ensuring a smooth daily routine on the dive boat in the role of a tour leader and dive guide etc. As a boat operator, we also provide valuable insight into boat handling. After all, a divemaster spends a large part of his “working time” on the boat. Therefore we recommend to complete in addition the Dive Boat Crew course.
These are the 4 different parts of the PADI Divemaster:
1. Diving Standards and Dive Theory
For the Diving Standards and Dive Theory topics, you will need your PADI Divemaster manual and complete the knowledge reviews related, afterwards you will have classroom lectures where each section will be gone through and your knowledge reviews will be checked. Or you can complete everything with eLearning prior arrival and focus once here on the practical part.
2. Water Skills Development And Practical Application
The water skills development and practical assessment activities will be spread out over the course duration, these are.
- 400m swim/800m snorkel/100m tired diver tow/15min float/equipment exchange
- Rescue assessment
- Multiple skill circuits to improve demonstration quality and problem-solving, so that you can demonstrate Instructor level underwater skills
- Workshops in navigation, search and recovery, deep diving, mapping, dive site briefings, guiding certified divers
- Tour leader on our day trip boat, dive shop duties, emergency planning
3. Divemaster Conducted Program Workshops
With these 5 different workshops your will learn the programs that you will be able to conduct completely or partially when you are certified as a PADI Divemaster.
- Workshop 1: ReActivate program
- Workshop 2: Skin Diver course and Snorkelling
- Workshop 3: Discover Scuba Diving program in confined water
- Workshop 4: Discover Scuba Diving program – Additional open water dive
- Workshop 5: Discover Local Diving in open water
4. Practical Assessment
You will interact with real students, help and recommend them through their training, learn how to develop your problem-solving. You are going to love it and find it very rewarding. These are the courses you will assist:
- Practical assessment 1: Open water student divers in confined water
- Practical assessment 2: Open water student divers in open water
- Practical assessment 3: Continuing education student divers in open water
- Practical assessment 4: Certified divers in open water
You will also be evaluated on your professionalism during the course.
Please note that the mandatory application fee of Australian Dollar 220 has to be paid directly to PADI to process your certification. The application includes the annual membership fee for the current year.
After the PADI Divemaster Course
Now that you are certified as a PADI Divemaster you can:
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising and directing dives
- Accompany PADI Scuba Divers subsequent dives
- Accompany student divers during the Adventures In diving dives or specialty courses
- Conduct subsequent Discover Scuba Diving dives
- Assist PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling program
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
- Conduct the PADI Scuba review program
You can also complete a short qualification and become a Discover Scuba Diving Leader which will allow you to independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
The Divemaster certification is a prerequisite to participate the Instructor Development Course (IDC), which is the next step to obtain the PADI OWSI.