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Dive Master -

This course is designed and geared to developing your leadership abilities to supervise dives and assisting Instructors with student divers and training and as such should not be taken lightly, But you can still have lots of fun as well.

What You Learn ?

During the PADI Dive master course you will:

  • learn about supervising certified divers, assisting with students, risk management, dive theory, diving skills, the underwater environment and how to independently conduct certain PADI programs and courses.

  • You will be required to prove your water skills and stamina.

  • You will be taught how to demonstrate skills for students and continue to hone your rescue techniques.

  • You will gain practical experience by completing an emergency assistance plan and underwater map and either by assisting on courses or by a series of scenarios.

  • You will participate in a number of pool and open water  workshops including deep and search & recovery dives.

What you can teach ?

After becoming certified as a PADI Dive master 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 program

  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience

  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program

  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.

  • 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 Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified Divemaster.

  • 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

  • When the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Dive master can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)

  • 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 Aqua Mission

  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor's indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.

  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course