PADI Divemaster

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
What can PADI Drivemasters do?
• Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
• Assist PADI Instructors with students
• Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
• Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
• Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
• Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
• Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
• Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
What do I need to start?
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
• Medical clearance signed by a physician
• 20 logged dives
• 18 years old
What will I do?
• Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
• Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
• Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
• An internship or series of practical training exercises
How long will it take?
Two weeks – three months
What course materials are required?
The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.
• PADI Divemaster Manual*
• Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated
• Instructions for Use booklets)
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Diving Knowledge Workbook
• Divemaster Slates
• Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Center/Resort or you may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
◦ Discover Scuba Diving
◦ Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
◦ Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
* The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed.