PADI Dive Master


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This is PADI’s first level of leadership training. Your personal diving skills will be sharpened to near perfection while you obtain a professional understanding of dive theory, organization and supervision of student divers.  It is a serious course designed for the serious diver. Your dive master course also includes the PADI Equipment Specialist.

The course is divided into 3 sections:


Covers all aspects of the program including Risk Management, PADI standards, Dive Master conducted programs, the Business of diving,  Dive Theory, your diving career and reviewing your knowledge reviews.  These sessions will be scheduled with you and your instructor.

For the equipment specialty you will be given an online code to redeem to do this part of the class online. You will then have a hands on practical in the class.

Confined Water

This portion of the course will evaluate your  stamina and develop your scuba skills to a Professional demonstration quality level.  It is a lot of fun and guaranteed to challenge you. The topics include: various stamina exercises, dive rescue assessment/development and confined water skills assessment/development.

Practical Application

This part of the course allows you to put into practice the knowledge and skills you will use as a PADI dive master.  You will be actively helping and working with real student divers in confined water and open water. By working with real student divers you will gain even more knowledge and experience as you enter the professional ranks.

Prerequisites for the Dive Master Course

  • PADI rescue diver or equivalent rating
  • PADI AOW diver or equivalent rating
  • 18 years of age or older
  • 40 logged dives (Note proof of 60 logged dives is required for certification)
  • Submit to the instructor medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to your fitness to dive. This clearance must be current within the last 12 months.
  • Proof of CPR/1st aid within the last 24 months

Other cost and fees: Not included is transportation, meals, hotels, entrance fees to the crater or scuba gear except for tanks and weights. As with all professions there are annual dues, insurance and processing fees.