Divemaster Course

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn leadership skills through independent study, classroom instruction, and internship skills application. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others to improve their diving abilities. As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills, and increase your confidence. Then as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor, and motivate other divers, and you will experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Ask us about certain PADI courses that you can teach independently!

Prerequisite: Rescue Diver Certified, current Emergency First Responder (or equivalent), 40 logged dives to enter training, 60 logged dives prior to receiving certification

How long does it take?

The entire course is about 50 hours to complete:

  • At home, self-study at your own pace
  • 10 hours of academic instruction
  • 10 hours of confined water skills training
  • 20 skills assessment and internship

How much does it cost?

The course price of $750 includes academic instruction, pool fees, and pool instruction. You must own your own equipment: mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, regulator set up, dive computer, BCD, tank, weights, SMB, whistle, and exposure protection.

You will need to purchase separately from Scuba World the PADI Divemaster Crew Pack. The crew pack includes: Divemaster eLearning, Digital Instructor Manual, online eRDPML, ReActivate eLearning, digital Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, digital Divemaster Slates, and digital Discover Scuba Diving Cue Cards. 

When can I begin?

Start today!

Complete your e-learning at home at your leisure and then schedule your academic sessions with a Scuba World instructor. We offer weekday, weeknight, and weekend sessions around your schedule. The Academic portion is taught at Scuba World. Pool times and locations vary. Internship is based on student schedule.

What are the skills evalutation and internship?

During the course, you will be evaluated on your general diving skill and your ability to demonstrate basic skills to a novice diver. During the internship, you will serve as an instructional assistant for all levels of training to gain familiarity with the diver training process.

Local Checkout Dives

The quarry entrance fee cost is $65-75 per day per diver. Divemaster Candidates are responsible for transportation of all of their own required equipment to and from the quarry. It is expected that ALL Divemaster Candidates attend at least 2 days at the quarry as part of their internship.

Scuba World Dive Trip

Evaluation dives may be completed on any of Scuba World’s dive trips.

Upon certification, you will receive a PADI e-Card.

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