There are many good reasons for wanting to become a PADI divemaster…. Are you interested in a career change? Are you a marine biologist and it compliments your line of work? Maybe you’re just looking for that next fun challenge in life or you’re on a gap year and in search of some cool and worthwhile ways to spend your free time? Whatever the reason, you can be sure that the course is great fun, a bit competitive and with character building elements that are not to be taken lightly. Above all though, this course represents itself throughout the diving world, and with good cause, as being the most remarkable journey for any one aspiring to become a diving professional.
What is it?
Divemaster is the first professional diving rating in PADI and your foot in the door to finding employment in the scuba diving industry. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to a professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. It teaches you dive leadership skills through classroom lectures and independent study as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize diving logistics and to solve problems. Since one of your future roles as a Divemaster is to function as an Instructional Assistant, a large part of the course focuses on helping other student divers to learn and improve their scuba diving skills. You acquire this knowledge through a structured internship program through which you actually work with our dive operation and under our supervision, assisting us in teaching our diving courses in order to gain first-hand experience that you need.
Divemaster is also the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications. If your dream is to become a diving instructor and to work all over the world in one of the most rewarding professions, then the Divemaster course prepares you for that next big step!
Who can participate?
In order to begin your Divemaster training you must be
- 18 years old
- Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
- Able to present proof of 40 logged scuba dives
- EFR Primary and Secondary Care trained within 24 months
- Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
How long does it take?
This mostly depends on you and your commitment to the program. Whilst the course is very structured, there are certain elements that require self-study and personal discipline. It goes without saying that you’ll only get out of the course what you’re prepared to put in and for our part we can only certify you once you’ve met all of the course requirements.
Secondly, because the course necessitates that you actively assist us on various diving programs; it also has to integrate with our general teaching and diving schedule. This is usually not an issue except in the low season when the frequency of courses drops generally. Realistically, if you are already a certified PADI Rescue Diver, you can expect to complete your Divemaster course within around one Month give or take a week.
Get a Head Start!
Yes, even the Divemaster course theory is now available in eLearning format via the PADI eLearning portal. If you want to save yourself a lot of time in the classroom and spare yourself all the chalk and talk lectures then this is an option that you should seriously consider. Completing the theory online not only saves you time, it also saves your wallet. It can reduce your overall course duration on location which means you won’t be spending so much money to live here. Read more about eLearning and how it works in our eLearning Page.
How to book?
- You can book via email or you can call us on 00960 911116 at Maafushi Dive. We would appreciate it if you can let us know at least 24 hours in advance of starting your course.