Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Course - Dive Master
Do you remember your first session in the pool as a student on an Open Water course? There you were on the bottom ready to learn your skills, your Instructor was demonstrating to another student diver while an assistant - a PADI DiveMaster - was close by ready to help and assist you and the other students.
The DiveMaster course is your first step along the road to Dive Leadership.
An exciting, challenging and very rewarding time is what you will experience as you achieve this status.
To begin this course you will need to be a qualified Rescue Diver with proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months.
You will also be required to have an HSE medical prior to the start of the course which will need renewing every 12 months.
Divemasters Wanted! Join the GANG!!!
Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love by becoming a DiveMaster and sharing this passion with other and new divers!!
When you Join the Gang by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive community in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.
PADI Divemaster Course
Looking for the first step in working with a view to Scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, 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 Instructor certifications.
What You Can 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 Underwater Photography specialty.
- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of an Open Water Diver Course 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 Dives 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 Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor Course.
- It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
You must meet the following requirements to start this course
Be 18 years old
Have 40 logged dives (60 are required on completion)
Have current first aid training
Have passed an HSE Medical (we can help suggest where to get this done).
Be a qualified Rescue Diver.
We look forward to enrolling you and working with you towards this exciting new step in your diving education!!!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 June 2012 )