Dive Master Course

Dive Master Course

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The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training, a dive leader who mentors and motivates others.

DESCRIPTION

The Divemaster rating is the most sought after professional qualification in the dive industry and the internships develop your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others.Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, 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.

The PADI Divemaster Course is designed to train qualified Rescue Divers in how to control, manage and supervise groups of divers. This 3 module course provides extensive development of ones diving skills, stamina and theoretical diving knowledge. The swim test involves a 400 yd swim; an 800 yd mask, fin, snorkel swim; a 100 yd tired diver tow in full equipment; and a 15 min tread all of which are time based evaluation. There are also extensive written exams covering the areas of physics, physiology, equipment, dive management, supervision, skills & environment, and dive tables. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is certified as a PADI Divemaster and qualifies for PADI Membership and attendance at a PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).

PREREQUISITES

    • Rescue Diver Certification or equivalent
    • Proof of 40 logged dives prior to start of course with 60 at end of course
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Medical Exam for diving signed by a physician within the past 12 months
    • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training in the past 2 years

REQUIRED PERSONNEL EQUIPMENT

    • Regulator with pressure gauge, depth gauge, compass and octopus
    • Buoyancy Compensator with power inflator
    • Dive Computer
    • Dive Knife
    • Two Signaling Devices
    • Wet suit
    • Weight belt
    • During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.

REQUIRED PADI COURSES/MATERIAL

    • E-learning Divemaster Course (Online) – takes you through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace
    • E-learning Dive Theory (Online) – takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review
    • PADI Divemaster Crew Pack – includes the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

ACADEMIC TOPICS

Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize 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 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

COST $899.00 (based on 2 person minimum).
Includes –

  • Pool Fees
  • Instructor Fees
  • Administrative Fees
  • Quarry Entrance Fees

Does not include –Transportation to and from the pool or quarry, Crew Pack or e-Learning fees payable to PADI.

As a thank you for taking the course with us we provide a discount for all items purchased at our shop while taking the course.

(Please contact us for scheduling)

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meet your instructors

Yovani Soto

Yovani is a native Washingtonian who grew up in the neighborhoods around the shop.  In 2006, Yovani and his wife obtained their Open Water Diver...
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Ronald Whalen

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Michael J Gurevitz

Michael J. Gurevitz Master Instructor PADI Master Instructor # 93569 Michael has been diving most of his adult life, and took his first diving...
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Adolph Weidanz

Adolph Weidanz, a certified diver since 1998, has been teaching SCUBA since 2012, and is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Adolph is also certified by...
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Todd Passey

Todd Passey Assistant Instructor PADI Assistant Instructor # 354797 Todd's passion for diving began when he was a young child. After years of...
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