Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
Your Blue Holic instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices (a whistle will always come with a modern BCD). You will be able to purchase any missing equipment you may need directly in our store at a 15% discount.
During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your Blue Holic Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
Your Blue Holic Instructor will be very happy to offer advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro.
Call us now (323) 641-7416 or stop by the shop to get started! Your Divemaster Crew-Pak (worth $350) is NOT included in the price. Your Blue Holic Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions, watch the Divemaster Video along with your Divemaster theory class. Your Divemaster Crew-Pak includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.
If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor! Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with our Instructor Development Course.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.
A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:
Over a minimum of 9 days, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:
You may be able to get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.
As an IDC candidate, you will be required to bring all of your own personal gear to the PADI headquarters for your exams. We offer a storewide 15% off to all of our IDC students. Please keep in mind you might also be required to bring certain specialty items such as a Stopwatch or Rope needed for certain skills.
Once purchased stop by our store to start the application process. We will take care of everything for you from then on- registration of the IDC with PADI, order all your class materials and make sure to give you every opportunity to pass the Exam. We currently have a 100% success rate with all of our IDC students. If we do not believe you are ready by the end of the program, we will have an honest conversation and come up with the most appropriate solution- most probably have you join the next session again free of charge- you would have to cover the exam fees again only if you failed the exams at PADI Headquarters the first time around. Although this has never happened with us, we have a plan for everything to make sure you get the best out of your money!
The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you will be eligible for the final exams conducted at the PADI Headquarters one hour away from our shop.