Do you love scuba diving? Want to share it on a whole new level with others? Take the PADI Divemaster course and turn your hobby into a career. Divemasters are idolized by scuba divers because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but you also get to witness other people have as much fun diving as you do.
- Minimum Age – 18 years old
- PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- EFR (or qualifying certification from another training organization), training within the past months.
- Minimum Number of Logged Dives : 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster
- Duration 3 weeks minimum
What is the PADI Divemaster course?
Your first level of professional training is the PADI Divemaster course. Working closely with a Penida instructor, you’ll hone your diving skills, such as perfecting the easy hover, and develop your rescue skills so you can foresee and easily address frequent situations. You’ll learn dive expertise, management, and supervisory skills, and you’ll become a role model for divers all around the world.
As a PADI Divemaster, you will supervise scuba diving operations and assist with diver training. Whether you wish to work at a remote diving site or close to home at a local dive shop, you are in for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. PADI Divemasters are acknowledged dive experts affiliated with the world’s largest and most regarded dive organization — PADI.
Why take your divemaster course in Nusa Penida?
Nusa Penida is a perfect location for pursuing a career as a divemaster. The dive locations on Nusa Penida are among the most stunning in Bali and Indonesia. The dives are also noted for being challenging due to the currents, which can be quite fierce at times! Read our guide to diving Nusa Penida to learn more about how being trained as a divemaster in Nusa Penida will serve as a passport to all other dive centers around the world!
What are the prerequisites?
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 the 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Dune instructor.
What will you learn during the PADI Divemaster course?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you how to be a leader and manage dive operations. You will gain the ability to arrange and direct a variety of scuba diving events through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment. 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 specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing 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
What scuba gear will you use?
As a diving professional, you’ll need all of your basic scuba gear, such as a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. You’ll utilize a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags, and slates during practical skills exercises including underwater mapping and search and recovery. Your Dune Penida instructor may recommend extra equipment that you will find useful during your diving career.