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PADI - Divemaster

Scuba diving is a thrilling and immersive experience that allows you to explore the wonders of the underwater world. It's not just a hobby it's a way of life for many, and becoming a PADI Divemaster is an important step in that journey.

Course Type: Professional

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About The PADI Divemaster Course

As a PADI Divemaster, you'll find yourself in a unique position to help others discover the magic of the oceans. You become a mentor, guide, and leader for new divers, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy this incredible sport safely. It's a role of great responsibility, but it's also incredibly rewarding.

In essence, becoming a PADI Divemaster is the first step in an incredible journey of exploration, education, and adventure. It's a role that allows you to be an ambassador for the underwater world and make a positive impact on others and our environment. If you're passionate about scuba diving, this is a path that will undoubtedly bring you joy and fulfillment.

Why Become PADI Divemaster?

Here are a few reasons to why you should become a PADI Divemaster:

  • Sharing the Beauty of the Underwater World: There's a certain joy in introducing people to the stunning marine life, vibrant coral reefs, and the sense of weightlessness you experience while scuba diving. It's a privilege to be the one who opens their eyes to this incredible world.
  • Helping People Overcome Fears: Many people have apprehensions about diving, but as a Divemaster, you can help them conquer their fears and build confidence. Witnessing someone overcome their anxieties and experience the magic of the deep is truly gratifying.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Scuba divers often become passionate advocates for marine conservation. As a Divemaster, you can educate divers about the importance of preserving our oceans, marine life, and coral reefs, helping to create a new generation of environmental stewards.
  • Continuous Learning: Scuba diving is a lifelong learning experience. As a Divemaster, you'll continually enhance your skills, knowledge, and experience. You'll have the opportunity to pursue advanced certifications and dive in various locations, each with its unique underwater ecosystem.
  • Building a Diving Community: Scuba diving is not just a sport; it's a community of like-minded individuals who share a love for the sea. As a PADI Divemaster, you'll be a part of this global community, connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, all bonded by their passion for the ocean.

What Your Learn

To earn your Divemaster rating, you will complete a series of knowledge development sessions, water skill workshops and hands-on assessments for the following:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Scuba diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Scuba gear setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting PADI ReActivate scuba refresher and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Our instructor's may also offer:

  • PADI Deep Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver


What Can I Do As a Divemaster?

After becoming a qualified Divemaster there are so many aspects of diving you can teach, including the following:

  • 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 Snorkelling programme.
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience.
  • Conduct the PADI Reactivate Course.
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer speciality.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Divers 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI instructor during surface swims and ascents or descents.
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission.
  • 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.

Next Steps

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Step 1 - PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the independent study part of your course whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you.

Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.

  • eLearning time commitment: 10-16 hours



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At The Uk Diving Academy

Step 2 - With Your Instructor

Gain practical experience giving dive briefings, assisting with classes and leading underwater tours. Learn how to anticipate problems and provide assistance, create an Emergency Assistance Plan and improve your navigation and problem-solving skills through practical workshops.

  • Prerequisites:  PADI Rescue Diver* completion of Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training* within 24 months; min 40 logged dives; medically cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. (* or qualifying training)
  • Total time commitment: 1-6 Months
  • Minimum age: 18 (15 for Junior Divemaster)


More Information

PADI Divemaster Course Prerequisites

Minimum Age: 18*

Course prerequisites:

  • PADI Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification)
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months
  • 40 logged dives
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within the past 12 months

* Divers who are younger than 18 but at least 15 may enroll in the PADI Junior Divemaster program. Junior Divemaster is a sub-set of the PADI Divemaster course. Junior Divemaster candidates may complete a significant portion of the divemaster course, but additional training is required when the Junior Divemaster turns 18.

Junior Divemaster program prerequisites:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver diver certifications
  • 20 logged dives
  • Medical clearance to dive
Course Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Your Medical Statement must be signed by a physician within the last 12 months or full HSE Medical.


The Scuba Gear You Need During Your Course

To take part in this course you will need to make sure you have, as minimum:

  • Fins, mask and snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD) with tank mount or separate backpack, and low-pressure inflator
  • Primary regulator and alternate air source
  • Breathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge)
  • Depth monitoring device
  • Quick release weight system and weights (if necessary for neutral buoyancy, or if required for skills practice)
  • Adequate exposure protection appropriate for our local dive conditions.
  • At least one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, air horn, etc.).
  • Dive computer or RDP Note: If dives are planned using the RDP, the diver must have a timing device.
  • In test scuba diving cylinder

During your course, we will offer equipment rental of all of the above core dive gear. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.

What's Included
  • Course Tuition    
  • PADI Divemaster Crewpak & eLearning
Additional Costs
  • Dive site entry from £15 - £25 per day
  • Additional Equipment rental (if required)
  • Air Fills


  • PADI Divemaster Application Fee
  • PADI Divemaster DSD Leader Application Fee
After This Course

As a certified PADI Divemaster, you’re eligible to enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and become a PADI Instructor or Assistant Instructor.

You can also work with our PADI Course Directors and become qualified to teach select PADI specialty courses. Divemasters may also qualify to teach:

  • PADI Mermaid™ courses
  • PADI Freediver™ courses
  • Emergency First Response® first aid and CPR courses

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