Home / Education / Courses / Divemaster Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world. Divemaster Contact Dive Shop Professional Divemaster Contact Dive Shop Your Dive Shop Description Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster you'll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career. Academic The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include: The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers Diver safety and risk management Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills Business of diving and your career Awareness of the dive environment Dive setup and management Mapping an open water site Conducting dive briefings Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities. You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course - ask your instructor. Prerequisites & Requirements Age Requirement 18 years or older Course Prerequisites Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive Time Commitment Approximately 50 hours Equipment As a dive professional, you'll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you'll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career. Check with your local dive center to get advice about everything you'll need as a dive pro. Getting Started Whether you want to hone your skills and dive like a pro or turn your passion into a career, you can start your journey towards PADI Divemaster now - for free! The PADI Introduction to Divemaster program introduces you to the concepts, skills, and knowledge necessary to join the ranks of PADI Professionals worldwide. You can then decide if you want to complete your training at your local PADI Dive Center, Resort, or with your favorite PADI Instructor. When you are ready, contact your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and get your Divemaster training materials. Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments. Your Dive Shop More Courses Professional Assistant Instructor Start here to become a PADI dive Instructor. Share your passion with others and help them experience the same joy you have for scuba diving. Professional Open Water Scuba Instructor This is a two-part course - the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills. Professional Specialty Instructor Teach a specialty course that interests you. Choose from, Deep Diver, Night Diver or Public Safety Diver course, just to name a few. There are 25+ standard PADI Specialty Diver courses to choose from. Professional Master Scuba Diver Trainer The ultimate recreational diver rating. All PADI Instructors who have certified at least 25 PADI Divers and have earned five or more PADI Specialty Instructor certifications can be a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Professional IDC Staff Instructor This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. Professional Master Scuba Instructor Get recognized as an elite scuba diving educator who, through dedication and hard work, has proven to be a dive industry leader.