PADI Complete Divemaster Course

If you are a PADI Advanced Scuba Diver and are thinking about PADI Scuba Instructor training, read on…

The Complete Divemaster Program is designed to take advanced scuba divers right through to Divemaster certification, while providing you with a wealth of knowledge and diving experiences on the way.

The course includes:

Complete Divemaster Course

Your Complete Divemaster course costs$2795

PADI eLearning

When you pay your $500 deposit, you will receive:

  • PADI eLearning
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Divemaster Slate Set
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Encyclopedia Work Book
  • Frog Dive T Shirt

Prior to starting Divemaster training you must complete your Rescue Diver course. Your Divemaster program is then conducted over three weekends learning and practicing the skills of divemastering. The final weekend involves you in the store working with new dive students, and gaining hands on experience with cylinder filling and gear handling as well as conducting divemaster duties either aboard the dive boat Omega 2, or at our Dive Team Day.

Now all the specialty courses can be conducted as they and you become available. At the end of the program you should have all the necessary skills and experience to really consider becoming a PADI Dive Instructor.

Divemaster training is one of the most exciting times in your life and an experience you will never forget. The purpose of this course is to qualify you to independently organise and conduct safe enjoyable open water diving activities for certified divers. Divemasters are also qualified to certify PADI Skin Divers, as well as acting as instructional assistants to PADI Instructors. Although being an end in itself, this course is also one of the standard steps in preparing you for a PADI Instructor Development course.

Our Divemaster courses are conducted over four weekends. Three weekends involve learning and practicing the skills of divemastering, the final weekend involves you in the store working with students and gaining hands on experience with tank filling and gear handling. The Sunday will see you conducting divemaster duties, possibly aboard our boat Omega 2, or at our Dive Team Day as shore DM.

Complete Divemaster Course at Frog Dive

While you complete your Divemaster Training with Frog Dive Scuba Centres in Sydney, you will also enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • Onsite heated pool at the Centre. (no unnecessary travelling time, more doing)
  • Dedicated experienced training staff.
  • Dedicated training rooms, separate from retail centre
  • Nitrox facilities if required
  • Hands on training with dive equipment & training in tank filling

We look forward to you joining us on our Divemaster program in the near future.

Course Pre-requisites

To qualify to enter the PADI Divemaster course, an individual must:

  1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Advanced Plus, or have an equivalent rating.
  2. Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or have an equivalent rating.
  3. Proof of 60 dives showing experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation is a certification requirement.
  4. Be at least 18 years old at the start of PADI Divemaster training
  5. Submit to the instructor medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months
  6. Equipment—During open water training scuba training, each divemaster candidate must be equipped with the proper equipment for the diving environment. This includes, but is not limited to: fins, mask, snorkel, cylinder, regulator, alternate air source, buoyancy control device (BCD), weight system, appropriate exposure suit, timing device and depth gauge (or dive computer), compass, knife and an emergency signaling device (whistle/inflatable tube). All of the equipment MUST be in good repair.

Knowledge Development

  • Supervising General Diving Activities
  • Assisting with Student Divers in Training
  • Dive Theory Introduction
  • The Physics of Diving
  • The Physiology of Diving
  • Dive Equipment
  • Decompression Theory and the RDP
  • Divemaster conducted Programs
  • Risk Management
  • The Business of Diving
  • Your Diving Career

Your PADI eLearning, DM Manual & Encyclopedia cover these topics.

Example Divemaster Training Schedule

  • Day 1 Friday Evening
    • Registration
    • Course Introduction & Orientation
    • Map making briefing
  • Weekend One
  • Day 2 Saturday
    • Dive Management & Control
    • Watermanship and Stamina – confined water
    • Skill Evaluation circuit – confined water
    • Problem Solving Assessment – confined water
  • Day 3 Sunday
    • Supervision of Students in Training
    • Pool skills overview and practice – confined water
    • The role of the divemaster in confined water training
  • Weekend Two
  • Day 4 Saturday
    • Physics Review
    • Physiology Review
    • Diver Rescue Skills Assessment Confined and Open Water
  • Day 5 Sunday
    • Equipment Review
    • Skills and Environment
    • The Role of the Divemaster in Open Water Training
  • Weekend Three
  • Day 6 Saturday
    • Recreational Dive Planner
    • The Role of the Divemaster in Non Training Activities
  • Day 7 Sunday
    • Remediation
    • Exams
  • Weekend Four
  • Day 8 Saturday
    • Divemastering Open Water Course in pool
    • Equipment handling and tank filling practical
  • Day 9 Sunday
    • Divemastering on Omega 2
    • Divemastering shore divers at a Team Dive Day
  • Additional Activities
    • Underwater Map
    • Emergency Assistance and Contact Plan
  • Graduation Night