Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
To start your Divemaster Course you’ll need to be a PADI Rescue Diver who is at least 18 years old. You also need to have:
•Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
•A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
•At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask us.
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
Doing your Divemasters with Octopuses Garden means being a very close part of us. You will sleep in our mezzanine or in a treehouse, eat with us and pretty much spend most of your time with us. This gives us a learning situation where you always have instructors around to discuss different matters. We do like to take it slow and thorough, so we will need you here for 4 weeks to do the program.
Course price $1260 including
- All the education over a period of 4 weeks
- A bed in our Mezzanine or tree house for 4 weeks
- 3 meals a day, and yes we can cook.
- Coffee, tea and water.
- All diving equipment. We recommend that you have your own mask, snorkel, fins and exposure suit for your own comfort.
- A lot of boat trips and dives.
- Some laughs and some cries.
- Divemaster Crewpak with Instructor Manual
(Includes: Divemaster Manual, Instructor Manual, Divemaster Slates (4), DM Hologram & information sheet, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving Book, Scuba Tune-Up Workbook, Professional Training Log, RDP – Electronic (eRDPML), Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Cue Cards, Decal, Brochures and other course documentation) Price $285 (must be prepaid) when picked up at course start. The Crewpack can also be purchased at other PADI facilities.
- PADI Application fees, which is paid directly to PADI (approximately $155)
- Personal Equipment. As a professional assistant, divemaster, you need to have your own compass, Knife/divers tool, SMB (signal marker buoy) and Dive computer or time monitoring device. This you need to acquire prior to the course. Please ask us if you are not sure where to purchase these items.
Material and application fee costs are subjects to change.
Upon booking a course you will have to pay a deposit of $200 in addition to the full material cost if ordered through us ($285).
The full course price must be paid prior to course start. Note that there is no ATMs on our island, so bring cash. Credit card payments will be subject to a 10% surcharge.