The PADI Divemaster Course is the first level in PADI professional diver training.
Divemasters are qualified to supervise diving activities for certified divers and assist instructors with training student divers.
The course is divided into 3 modules; Knowledge Developent, Waterskills and Stamina, and Practical Application.
The knowledge development module consists of the following 12 topics:
- The role and characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
- Supervising diving activities for certified divers
- Assisting with student divers in training
- Dive theory introduction
- Decompression theory and dive tables
- Divemaster conducted programmes
- Risk management
- Business of diving
During the Waterskills and Stamina module you will develop, to demostratable quality, the 20 basic scuba skills that Open Water Students learn.
The Practical Application module allows you to put into practice the skills that you will typically use as a divemaster, usually during an internship with your instructor.
During the PADI Assistant Instructor course you will gain additional experience as a PADI professional scuba diver and start learning the PADI System of diver education.
The Assistant Instructor course will consist of:
- Knowledge development via a combination of self-study and lectures
- Confined water skill sessions
- Open water application sessions
The Assistant Instructor course is also the first part of the Instructor Development Course.
The PADI Open Water Instructor programme takes a minimum of 4 days and introduces you to the entire PADI system of diver education which further develops your abilites as a professional dive educator.