PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE
The PADI Divemaster is the first "professional" level in the PADI system and is designed to develop leadership skills. The importance of the PADI Divemaster to the overall PADI training program to each individual PADI Instructor cannot be overstated. The rating of the Divemaster denotes:
- Has a high level of personal skill.
- Has instructor's level knowledge of diving theory.
- Has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities.
- Is able to assume training a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in his charge.
Divemasters will go on to become PADI Instructors and it is the expedition and training gained through the PADI Divemaster course that will shape their ability and attitude as professional diving educators. The goals of the PADI Divemaster training are to:
- Enable the candidate to organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities both land and boat based.
- Enable the candidate to effectively act as an instructional assistant to Teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
- Develop the theoretical diving knowledge of candidates to a level sufficient to become an Instructor.
- Encourage and prepare candidates for instructor-level training.
You'll complete 3 phases in the PADI Divemaster program:
1. Watermanship and Skills Assessment
- Watermanship and stamina
- General diving skills
2. Knowledge Development
- Diving physics
- Diving physiology
- Diving skills and environment
- Supervising students in training
- Dive management and control
- Dive planning
- Emergency assistance plan for Diving emergencies in the local area
- Mapping a local open water site
3. Practical Application
This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs. These training sessions enable you to gain practical expedition as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.
As a PADI Divemaster you'll be able to :
- Act as certified instructional assistant to PADI instructors
- Supervise participants in PADI expedition programs for uncertified divers
- Generally supervise both training and no training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
- Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers
- Enroll in PADI Instructor level training
Reach for the top of your sport -- the diver level unrivaled in the recreational ranks: PADI Master Scuba Diver. With this certification in hand, you’ll have reached the highest recreational diver accomplished in the PADI System of diver education.
The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating denotes superior achievement and proficiency in dive skills, expedition and underwater activities. Isn’t that what you’re all about?
To put yourself on top and reach the PADI Master Scuba Diver level, you need to be at least 12 years of age and complete the PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus, PADI Rescue Diver, and any five PADI Specialty Diver certifications. Or, if you’re a PADI Divemaster, or PADI Assistant Instructor, complete any five PADI Specialty Diver ratings.
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