PADI Divemaster eLearning Course
Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and therefore become a role model to divers around the world.
The PADI Divemaster eLearning course comprises self-study material. The practical part of the course has an additional cost.
Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster, you’ll supervise scuba diving activities as well as assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your scuba diving career. *This course fee only covers your online training and assessments. Practical training, dives, dive equipment, training materials and application forms are available at additional cost from Big Squid
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and consequently take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions as well as water skills 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:
- The important role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver speciality diver courses in addition to your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to further your abilities.
Prerequisites & Requirements
- Age Requirement: 18 years or older
- Course Prerequisites: Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive
- Time Commitment: Approximately 50 hours
Sign up for the PADI Divemaster eLearning course to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.
Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Visit Big Squid to enrol in the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.
Furthermore consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions as well as your water skills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.