PADI Divemaster Course in Surrey, British Columbia
Looking for the first step in working with scuba 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 the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications
What You Learn
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 others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship and a series of practical training exercises.
What You Can Teach
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
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling experience
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
- Independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program when qualified as a DSD Leader
- Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty
- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of PADI Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4
- Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
- surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
- at the bottom or the surface when the instructor is conducting skills, such as an ascent or descent
- Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
- Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course
Compare at a glance what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
Divemaster Independent Study
Get started with the Divemaster Online program! You will start your divemaster program with an on-line learning portion which you can complete at your own pace. Whether you're on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete a large portion of the knowledge development required for the PADI Divemaster course with PADI eLearning. It's a great match for your active schedule.
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Once you have completed the on-line portion of the program, you are ready to begin training with our instructional team. During this portion of the course, our instructors will mentor you through a series of discussion on topics including dive physics, equipment care and maintenance, working with students and certified divers, diving physiology and more. In addition we spend time at the pool and in the ocean refining your diving skills to the expert level. Through a number of exercises you will test both your organizational and leadership skills.
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After you have completed both the On-Line Learning portion of the course and the Divemaster Training program, you are ready to send your application into PADI to become a certified divemaster.
The Quick Facts
- As a professional, you are expected to provide a full scuba kit in accordance with PADI standards.
- Course Material is an additional cost for all professional level programs
- Divemaster application fees are payable to PADI upon course completion.
- Expert instruction from our team of PADI Instructors
- Air and tank fills for your training dives
- Unlimited acces to our pool for practice sessions and skill development during your program
To take this course, you must be:
- 18 years old
- A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- A PADI Rescue Diver
- A qualified Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Responder within the past 24 months
- Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
The Learning Materials You Need
We recommend the PADI Divemaster Crew Pack. Required materials include:
- Divemaster Manual
- Instructor Manual
- RDP (Table format and eRDP ML format) with Instructions for Use
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- Divemaster Slates
- Log Book
The Divemaster Pass provides the opportunity to combine several courses together to get the most out of your divemaster training.
Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster
Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:
- PADI Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
- PADI Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
- PADI Boat Diver
- PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
- Emergency First Response Instructor
- PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
- PADI Enriched Air Diver - You can even sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online!
- PADI Equipment Specialist
- PADI Night Diver
- PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
- PADI Underwater Naturalist
- PADI Underwater Navigator
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