PADI Divemaster Course and Training involves ” higher level learning” that begins in the Rescue Diver Course and continues with the Divemaster Course. The problem solving skills and accident management and prevention techniques are further developed together with your role as a mentor, supervisor and dive leader.
The PADI Divemaster course is divided into three sections : Knowledge Development, Water Skills and Stamina, and Practical application. It is usual to progress through all three areas simultaneously with the practical application sessions – Internship, being dependant on Open Water Diver and other course logistics.
PREREQUISITES DIVE MASTER
- Rescue Diver Certification
- Current Senior First Aid Certificate or first aid courses can be arrange through the store at a an additional cost.
- Dive Medical completed in the last 12 Months
- 40 Logged dives to commence the course
- ( Note : 60 Dives are required for certification)
- 18 Years of age
- Divemaster Manual Crew Pack and Carry Case
- PADI Instructor Manual
- Recreational Diving Encyclopedia and Workbook
- Encyclopedia Workbook
- Instruction by a Master Scuba Diver Trainer
- Use of Training Videos
- All aIr fills
- Instructor Mentor throughout your Training
- Multiple Boat Dives to Rottnest Island on our “OWN” Charter Vessel
- Equipment Servicing and Hydrostatic testing in Training in our Equipment Service centre
- Instruction on Air Compressor Banks and Filling Station
- 20% Discount on Purchases
COST: $995.00 – all manuals included plus additional Dives to Rottnest Island
An Insured Divemaster with current PADI Membership has the opportunity to make diving a professional activity either Full or Part time. Some of the duties you can expect to perform include increasing student ratios in dive courses and assisting the instructor with supervising students in training.
You are also able to conduct several PADI courses independently like Discover Scuba Diving and local diving experiences or controlling divers on charter operations. The responsibilities are significant but the rewards and satisfaction are like few other careers.
SPECIAL OFFER: Complete as a package PADI Advance Open Water Diver Course, PADI Rescue Course and PADI Divemaster course and receive an 10% discount on course prices.
The course is structured to meet each students individual needs and our normal course logistics. An approximate time to complete the course is around 50 – 60 hours which is divided between four areas:
|1. Theory||4. Confined/Open Water Sessions|
|5. Shop / Servicing training|
|3. Practical Exercises||6. Charter Boat Training|
1. Theory – Self Study and Theory Assessment :
Complete 12 knowledge reviews from the Divemaster manual. Complete Work Book exercises. Pass each of the eight exams by 75% : Physics, Physiology and First Aid, Equipment, Decompression Theory and RDP, Dive Skills and Environment, Supervising Activities for Certified Divers, Supervising Divers in Training and PADI Divemaster conducted programs. Progressive review sessions are conducted with your Instructor to allow development of knowledge and understanding of Divemaster skills, principles and attitudes.
2. Watermanship :
Requirements on Swim Tests, Skill Assessments and Rescue Assessments are significant and are therefore listed on a separate page. Click Here to be directed to these pages
3. and 4. Pool and Ocean Dives – Complete the following:
- Mapping a Dive Site
- Stress Test
- Simulated Dive Master Conducted program
- Emergency Assistance Plan
- Rescue simulation – details on watermanship link
- 6 Confined Water Sessions
- 6 Open Water training Dives
- Assist in either Advanced, Rescue or Specialty course
- Supervisory situation with certified divers not in training
5. Shop Training
- Includes experience in filling cylinders and operating a fill panel
- Training in our on site Hydrostatic test station
- Training in general maintenance of Scuba Equipment
- Training in general Nitrox Blending and procedures on our Nitrox fill station
6. Boat Divemastering
Training in the operation of a Dive Charter vessels during our Dive Charters to Rottnest Island..
7. Special Equipment Discount
DIVEMASTERS IN TRAINING ARE ALSO ABLE TO PURCHASE DIVE EQUIPMENT AT 20% OFF RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICES – (excludes some specials and clearance lines).