Divemaster

Kostas DM March 2014 w Greg

Kostas DM March 2014 w Greg

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a one of Team Blue Immersions very experienced instructors (all over 1000 certifications), 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.

The PADI Divemaster Course is a minuimum 7 day (one month is recommended) program with the option to stay and assist and lead divers after the training. We highly recommend you to add internship to your training to build up experience as PADI Divemaster before start looking for job. You need to work with some experienced instructors and divemaster to really learn the trade. We have two options for the DM Program. Part 1:  7 day very intense program with theory, skill practice and lots of other inwater activities like mapping and rescue workshops. Part 2: the  internship option is an added one  month to part one where you assist and lead divers under supervision of Team Blue Immersions Instructors and Divemasters.  You can take these two parts separetely if you don’t have enough time to complete both parts in one go. Contact Team Blue Immersion on teamblueimmersion@gmail.com for a course schedule designed for your needs.

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.

Check out this video produced by PADI about the Divemaster Course: Divemaster Video  

What You Can you Teach

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster 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 Photography specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver 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 Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Diver or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • 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 Emergecy First Responder courses after successfully completing an EFR Instructor Course.

At a glance, compare what can you teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes:

  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Contact Team Blue Immersion and we send the materials to you home address so you can start to pre-study the materials before coming down to Eilat, Dahab or Koh Tao.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old or over
  • PADI Advanced Open Water (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • EFR Certified (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) 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 signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. Team Blue Immersion can sort you out with the gear you need for the best price in town.