GoPro Become a PADI Dive Master
Becoming a PADI Divemaster is your entry into the world of professional scuba diving. Our Intern program offers an extensive orientation to the inner workings of a Scuba shop and what life as a scuba professional is really all about. During your time working towards your Divemaster certification you will be paired with several experienced Scuba Instructors who will teach you all of the necessary skills and knowledge that you need to be a Scuba professional.
You will also get fully immersed into witnessing the preparation and work that goes into teaching a Scuba class.
Once you have completed your Divemaster internship you will be ready to travel the world and lead dives at some of the best scuba diving locations or be prepared for the next step in you professional Scuba career becoming a Scuba Instructor.
What does it cover?
The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam. The online portion of the course, PADI Divemaster Online, covers nine topics that prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete the Divemaster course. Through PADI’s eLearning system and practical segments of the Divemaster course, you become well prepared to work as a PADI Divemaster
What are the prerequisites for PADI Divemaster Online?
Prior to enrolling in PADI Divemaster Online, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed a Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster course with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation). If you have any questions as to whether you meet the necessary prerequisites, please contact Saguaro Scuba.
What does it cost?
Other costs There is a separate application fee due to PADI that needs to be submitted with the Divemaster application once the course is successfully completed.
Materials: The PADI Divemaster Online program will provide you with perpetual access to an ebook version of the PADI Divemaster manual, a required material. However, to complete the PADI Divemaster course, you also need a current PADI Instructor Manual, both the Table RDP and eRDPML, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, and a set of the PADI Divemaster slates. There are other required materials and equipment, some of which you already have. Saguaro Scuba will guide and counsel you on what you need, and will make suggestions to help you prepare for a valuable course experience.
Contact Saguaro Scuba to discuss the total course costs, equipment, materials and logistical requirements.
Course Cost: $1221.70
Learning Materials & Crew Pak: $309.70
Application Fee: $75.00
Class, Pool & Training Sessions: $700.00
Saguaro Training Calendar (for Arizona based divers)
How do you document that youve completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, Saguaro Scuba is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your first Class.
What else is required to complete the course?
Once you successfully complete Divemaster Online, you will need to successfully complete several practical assessments, workshops and other assignments with your PADI Instructor. You will also need to complete the Divemaster Final Exam as well as meet the professionalism criteria.