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, 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
Before the Course Begins
Complete a Divers Medical
Complete the online learning
Discuss gear options with us - You will need your own gear, but we can help you out
Create an Emergency Action Plan
Map a Divesite
Display Rescue Scenarios
Demonstrate Watership Skills
Practice Search and Recovery
Learn more about diving physics and physiology
Intern on many of our courses, including:
Set up and Prepare Divesites
Learn to teach skills in pool
The Ocean Pro Difference
We are partnered with Project AWARE, a global non-profit organization that is Protecting Our Ocean Planet - One Dive at a Time. They are focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, and we're supporting
them by donating $10 for every student we certify. With this donation, our students recieve Project AWARE certification cards.
Learning Materials Included
Most shops advertise a nice low price for their Divemaster course. A low price always looks good, but in this case low prices are full of hidden fees. Most shops don't include any of the learning materials in the Divemaster price. We don't agree with that, so we make sure all learning materials you need are included.
During your Divemaster course we want you to gain experience as a diver so we encourage you to go out diving as much as possible. To help you do that, for the duration of the course we fill your tanks with air for free!
We Hire Our DM Interns
Every person we train to be a Divemaster, we train so that we're happy to hire them at the end of the course. This means we go above and beyond the minimum requirements because we want all our staff to be the best they can be.
Lots of Instructors, Lots of Experience
We have over 20 instructors and Divemaster on our staffing team, and we will ensure you get to intern with most of them. That means you'll be interning under a wealth of different experience and knowledge bases. Many of our instructors have been teaching for 15+ years, so you'll be sure to get extra knowledge from vast experience.
We keep our student to instructional staff ratios low to ensure you can progress a pace that is comfortable for you. We keep our numbers to a max of four students to one instructor or less.
Specialties to Prepare
To prepare for the Divemaster course, we suggest taking a few specialties to make it easier. We recommend the following:
Specialties to Work
Once you're a Divemaster, there are a few more Specialties we recommend taking to work in the dive industry. They are:
Your Next Adventure
After you've taken your Divemaster course, the next steps in your PADI Pro career are your Assistant Instructor rating and your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating. With these courses you'll be able to start teaching new diver; a very rewarding experience.