Divemaster is more than just a badass title; it’s the first step in becoming a leader in the scuba world. Divemaster Candidates (DMCs) will be challenged regularly by our instructors to not only be better divers themselves, but to serve as an example for newer divers to follow. Our DM course is built to take you to the next level of diving, and many professional divers will tell you that it’s the divemaster course than really separates the casual from the hardcore. Be ready to be pushed to your limits!
Eco DMCs often assist instructors with classes, and are given a hands on experience of what it takes to be a dive professional. The opportunities to dive more frequently and with other passionate divers makes racking up dive experience easy, and you’ll quickly discover yourself among an elite group of scuba fanatics. DMCs are expected to not only have a strong theoretical background in scuba physics and physiology, but to be physically fit as well. Watermanship skills include timed swims and rescue drills, as well as some bonus challenges that we cook up for our more adventurous DMCs.
The course is demanding, yes, but divemasters really have the most fun. Each instructor has a tight divemaster “tribe”, and these people often become your dive buddies for life, and even your future fellow instructors. This is where you’ll come into your own as a diver, so prepare to take the plunge!
- Rescue Diver
- Medical clearance
- Minimum of 20 logged dives (60 to graduate)
- 18 years old
What can Divemasters do?
- Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats and exotic resort locations
- Assist Instructors with students
- Lead Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
- Teach Discover Snorkeling programs
- Conduct Scuba Review programs for certified divers
- Lead certified divers on local diving experiences
Twelve Academic topics will be covered and there will be eight exams. Topics include: Physics, Physiology, Diving Equipment, Supervising Certified Divers, Risk management, Business of Diving, Diving Career, Role of the Divemaster, Supervising Students in Training, Skills and Environment, and the Recreational Dive Planner, and the Theory of Diving.
Waterman-ship and skills assessment include: 400yd swim, 800yd snorkel/fin swim, 100yd tired diver tow, 15 minute tread water, basic skills circuit, rescue practice & evaluation and buddy breathing equipment exchange.
Tuition & Fees:
PADI eLearning DM code $200 (normally $225)
PADI Dive Theory eLearning Code $110 (normally $125)
PADI Divemaster Crewpac $316 (normally $359)
Waterwork Tuition $200
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