Mentors and Motivators
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divermaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to 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 Divermasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organisation in the world – PADI.
What you will learn
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organise and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialised skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organising a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:
- Supervise both training and non-training related activities by planning, organising 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.
- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of 2 student divers per certified Divemaster
- Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during: Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- 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.
What you will need
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least 2 surface signalling devises. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
To enrol in the Divemaster Course, you must be at least 18 years old. Hold a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation), and an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months. Have at least 40 dives logged to begin the course and minimum 60 dives logged for certification. Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
To book your experience simply call 0417 714 726 or come in and see us at our Dive Shop.