Pro Diving Courses
If you’re 18 years old or above and passionate about diving, you can aim to be a Master Scuba Diver. When you earn this rating through scuba training and experience, you’ll become part of the elite group of highly admired and respected divers.
- Advanced open water diver course.
- Rescue Diver
- EFR Course 24 months valid
- 40 Dives
- Age at least 18 years old
- Health certificate within the past 12 months
Did you know that less than two percent of divers manage to get this rating? If you want to be part of this elite circle, you have to begin your journey with an Open Water Diver certification followed by Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You are also required to have five Specialty Diver certifications and a minimum of 50 logged dives.
As a PADI Divemaster, other divers will look up to you because you are associated with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to travel to different places across the globe to mentor divers, supervise scuba diving activities and training sessions, and motivate others. The world will be your oyster, so to speak.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old and meet the requirements below are qualified to enroll in the PADI Divemaster course:
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification
Take note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations are also accepted. Just ask your PADI Instructor about it.
The PADI Divemaster course promotes leadership skills since you are put in charge of dive activities. The vital skills needed to organize and direct various scuba diving activities are developed by combining knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment.
Topics and practical workshops included in Divemaster:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Overseeing of dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- The 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
As a dive professional, it is advisable to invest in basic scuba equipment and essential gear like a dive computer, dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. You will also use a float, compass, lift bags, marker buoys, and slates during practical skills exercises, like search and recovery and underwater mapping. Your instructor or coach may also recommend additional gear that will be beneficial throughout your diving career.