The PADI Divemaster Course with TOP DIVING
We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Summer PADI Divemaster Internship Program. If you are interested in becoming a PADI Divemaster in Gran Canaria, please contact us for more information.
Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart?
If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that’s right be paid to do what you love: become a PADI Divemaster. When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals.
These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.
Please contact TOP DIVING for all information regarding Course Fees, Materials, and our Divemaster Internship Program. The Divemaster Course can be done in as little as 2 weeks, or over the course of a year.
PADI Divemaster Course
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 or series of practical training exercises.
As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence.
Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the aquatic realm.
What You Can Teach
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised 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
Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
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 Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
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
18 years old
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion 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 (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Divemaster crew pak includes:
PADI Divemaster Manual
PADI Instructor Manual
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
Scuba Tune-up Guide book
PADI Professional Log Book
DSD Cue Cards
PADI Pro Bag
PADI Divemaster Application package
There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak. Please ask your PADI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.
You also have the option to take Divemaster Online.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact TOP DIVING. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.
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:
Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
- Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
Dive Theory Online
- Coral Reef Conservation
Digital Underwater Photographer
Emergency First Response Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Enriched Air Diver (You can even sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Course Online!)
Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater Naturalist
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the TOP DIVING Team members.