Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love as a career. Scuba divers look up to thier divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
- 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.
Dive Alaska can run Divemaster courses in a couple different ways. Many of our instructors prefer an internship-style course, where Divemaster candidates get the opportunity to shadow classes, spend time with a number of different instructors, do some teaching of their own, and guide divers and classes.
The other alternative is a more condensed, intensive course, that helps speed Divemaster candidates through the course in an efficient, but thorough manner. This style of Divemaster course must be scheduled in advance.
PADI Divemaster courses start at $700.