PADI PROFESSIONAL COURSES
Have you ever thought about becoming a PADI dive professional? Is scuba diving your passion? Do you love helping other divers by showing them how to become better divers? If the above applies to you, then you can start your professional diving career by becoming a PADI Divemaster.
Our PADI Divemaster course is not an easy course to pass. If you don't think that you have the dedication or mental maturity to pass this course, then do not apply with us, it would be a waste of your money. You will have to study and work hard to achieve the proficiency level we expect our Divemasters to have before we will certify them. When you become a Divemaster Trainee, you are expected to complete stamina and waterskills exercises, complete a diver rescue assessment, master dive skills to demonstration quality, complete practical application skills and either complete an internship or practical assessment. In addition, you will have to successfully pass all of the the Divemaster examinations with a passing score of 75% or better. You will learn how to anticipate the needs of the instructors you will be working with. You will learn how to become a dive leader with sound judgement, professional attitude and behavior, and be the role model others look up to. As you can see, you will have to really stay focused during the course. However, when you succesfully complete the course and we certify you as a PADI Divemaster, you will have the personal satisfaction in knowing that you are the best you can be and that, without question, you possess the physical and mental ability to meet the challenges and carry out all the functions required of a PADI Divemaster.
If you are an Open Water Diver, becoming a PADI Divemaster can take 6 weeks. If you are an Advanced Open Water Diver, 5 weeks, and if you are a Rescue Diver, the PADI Divemaster course can take 1 month, depending on your dedication and willingness to study and learn. You can also take our Divemaster Internship program which takes about 3 months.
The minimum prerequisites required are:
1) PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver.
2) 18 years old at start of the course.
3) 40 logged dives (60 logged dives needed for certification).
4) Completed EFR primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
5) Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.
After being certified as a PADI Divemaster, you can work at local dive centers and resorts and live aboard dive boats. You can assist instructors with students, lead certified divers on guided dive tours, certify skin divers, teach the Discover Snorkeling program, conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers, lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving Experiences and teach Emergency First Response programs after the successful completion of an EFR Instructor Course.
The cost of our various PADI Divemaster courses are as follows:
Open Water Diver to Divemaster - $2000.00
Advanced Open Water Diver to Divemaster - $1500.00
Rescue Diver with current EFR certification to Divemaster - $800
The above prices do not include the PADI Divemaster Crew Pack which includes all the materials you need for the course.