|Looking for the first step in working with scuba diving as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both Assistant Instructor and Instructor certifications.
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help improve their diving skills. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
What we normally conduct is a Dive Master program with internship. This means you help us with everyday diving logistics and dive shop duties, during this time you will learn the real role of a certified dive master. You are then called a DMT (Dive Master Trainee).
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to: Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives, assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course. You can also conduct the PADI Skin Diver course, the PADI Discover Snorkeling program, PADI Discover Local Diving experience, PADI Scuba Review and PADI Discover Scuba Diving.
The prerequisites to get certified are:
- 60 logged dives
- Completed and reviewed all 9 Knowledge Reviews of the DM student manual
- Pass all 8 Dive Master exams
- Complete an Emergency Assistance Plan
- Complete dive maps of local dive sites
- Pass the 4 Stamina assessments
- Pass the Equipment Exchange (stress test)
- Pass the Diver Rescue assessment
- Pass the Confined Water Skill assessment
- Pass the Divemaster Conducted Programs assessment
- Assist up to 6 times during PADI Open Water courses in confined water
- Assist up to 3 times during PADI Open Water courses in open water
- Assist up to 3 times during continued education courses in open water
- Guide certified divers in open water
Next to these requirements every dive master of B&J will also be trained and have to show proficiency in organization of dive trips, conducting dive briefings on the dive boat, equipment handling and servicing, using compressors, sales and customer service and general dive centre organization/operation
To take this course, you must:
- 18 years old
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
- PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
- Emergency First Responder or equivalent including CPR training within the past 24 months
- Have at least 20 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
- Be fit for diving and submit PADI Medical Statement signed by a physician
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find everything at our shop.