First level of professional training. Working with your instructor, you’ll hone your diving and rescue skills so you can anticipate and solve problems.

Course duration: 8 days

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The Dive Guide/Divemaster candidate will assist with courses, have the opportunity to lead dives, supervise divers and students both on the surface and underwater.

Includes: educational material, certification, and dives.


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader. Through theoretical sessions, water exercises, and practical assessments, you will develop the skills to organize and manage diving activities.

Topics include:

  • The role and characteristics of a PADI Dive Guide/Divemaster
  • Supervising diving activities and assisting dive students
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Programs conducted by a Divemaster and specialized skills
  • The business of diving and your career
  • Aquatic environmental awareness
  • Dive preparation and management
  • Mapping a dive site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a research and recovery project and a deep dive

PADI Divemasters can:

  • Conduct a scuba review and a skin diver course
  • Assist with Discover Scuba Diving programs
  • Lead Discover Local Diving programs

Professional SSI Dive Guides in active status can:

  • Teach, supervise, and issue recognition cards for the SSI Snorkel Diver course
  • Qualify as an SSI Divemaster after completing the Specialty Science of Diving

Through the Dive Guide/Divemaster course, you may earn academic credits. Ask your instructor how to do so.

Course Duration: 8 days

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