Do you love scuba diving and want to share your knowledge with others? Take the PADI Divemaster course and become a "Professional Diver". Divemasters are looked upto because they are "leaders" who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you get first hand experience of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course will help you fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the hover, and developing your rescue skills. You'll gain more knowledge, new management and supervision skills. You'll handle dive briefings and answer students questions, with authority and professionalism
As a PADI Divemaster, you'll lead others during scuba diving activities and assist with student training. PADI Divemasters are respected as "Dive Professionals" who have been trained in the "Standards" of the largest and most respected dive organization in the world - PADI.
Padi Rescue Divers
Minimum Age: 18 Years
You also need to have:
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
- 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.
Complete knowledge development segments including Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Divemaster Manual or through Divemaster Online, and pass the Divemaster Final Exam (Pass = 75% or higher).
Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site.
Complete Waterskills Exercises: (400 Metre/Yard Swim, 15 Minute Tread, 800 Metre/Yard Snorkel Swim, 100 Metre/Yard Inert Diver Tow, Equipment Exchange).
Complete a Diver Rescue Assessment:
Enter the water, locate and surface a submerged diver. Turn the diver face up and establish buoyancy. Remove the diver's mask and regulator, open the airway and check for breathing.
Call for help.
Give two initial rescue breaths, and continue with an effective rescue breath every five seconds with no or very few interruptions.
Tow the diver to safety while protecting the airway, continuing rescue breathing, while you Remove both sets of equipment.
Exit the water with the diver.
Complete the Dive Skills Workshop and Assessment (includes 20 scuba skills and four skin diving skills):
1. Equipment assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning and disassembly, 2. Predive safety check (BWRAF), 3. Deep-water entry, 4. Buoyancy check at surface, 5. Snorkel-regulator/regulator-snorkel exchange, 6. Five-point descent, 7. Regulator recovery and clearing, 8. Mask removal, replacement and clearing, 9. Air depletion exercise and alternate air source use (stationary), 10. Alternate air source-assisted ascent, 11. Free- owing regulator breathing, 12. Neutral buoyancy Ð using both oral and low pressure in ation, 13. Five-point ascent, 14. Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent, 15. Hover motionless for 30 seconds, 16. Underwater swim without a mask, 17. Remove and replace weight system underwater, 18. Remove and replace scuba unit underwater, 19. Remove and replace scuba unit on the surface, 20. Remove and replace weight system on the surface, 21. Vertical, head first skin dive, 22. Swim at least 15 metres/50 feet underwater on a single breath while skin diving., 23. Snorkel clear using the blast method after ascending from a skin dive., 24. Snorkel clear using the displacement method after ascending from a skin dive.
Complete Practical Application Skills:
Skill 1 - Dive Site Set Up and Management
Skill 2 - Mapping Project
Skill 3 - Dive Briefing
Skill 4 - Search and Recovery Scenario
Skill 5 - Deep Dive Scenario
Complete Divemaster-conducted Programs Workshops
Workshop 1: ReActivate Program
Workshop 2: Skin Diver Course and Snorkeling
Workshop 3: Discover Scuba Diving Program in Confined Water
Workshop 4: Discover Scuba Diving Program - Additional Open Water Dive
Workshop 5: Discover Local Diving in Open Water
Complete Practical Assessments
Practical Assessment 1 - Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water
Practical Assessment 2 - Open Water Diver Students in Open Water
Practical Assessment 3 - Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water
Practical Assessment 4 - Certi ed Divers in Open Water
Meet the professionalism criteria
* Your 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.
Approximately 14 days*
*PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Scuba Training Philippines has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals needs. We offer private courses for those who want a more personal experience in learning to dive.
12 months from date of commencement, however we strongly encourage students to complete their course within 2 months.
You can complete your course in one go or spread out your dives over a few months. Please speak to an Instructor to create a basic schedule.
Basic Scuba Equipment (your own)