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This is the first step into your new career. Not only do you get to dive a lot, but you also get to experience the joy of seeing others having as much fun diving as you. Other divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who motivate and mentor others.
PADI Divemaster is the first level of your professional training. You will work closely with your PADI instructors who will guide you to fine tune your dive skills, refine your rescue skills and motivate you to learn and protect the environment that we are privileged to dive in. You will gain knowledge, experience, management and supervision abilities that will guide you as you become a role model to other divers. We will also teach you how to interact with the environment with good diving practices and a knowledge of the variety of marine life that takes the dive to the next level.
As a PADI Divemaster, you will lead others as you supervise diving activities, assist with diver training and with a little more training after you finish your course, be able to teach new divers their first skills as a DSD leader before the instructor takes them on their first dive. Whether you decide to travel to faraway tropical islands or work in your local dive shop close to home, adventure awaits you. Divemasters are respected dive professionals of the worlds largest and most respected dive organization – PADI
(approx. duration 30 days) $ 1345 USD
Please note that the books need to be bought by the students and are not included in the price.
These prices are only for students starting the PADI Divemaster with a minimum of 40 logged dives.
Please make sure to add your dive experience in your inquiry for us to be able to determine if extra costs may occur.
Because this is a complex course it will be discussed with you upon contact as a schedule will be tailor-made to suit your experience, number of dives and amount of time available to you.
We recommend a minimum of 4 weeks to complete the course if you have already completed the prerequisite number of dives to begin the course. More time might be required if you need to complete more dives to begin.
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, 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 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
The 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 PADI Search and Recovery Diver speciality diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
BEFORE ARRIVING ON ISLA MUJERES
Get a head start before arrival
Sign up for the PADI Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – 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.
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 the Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the PADI Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works either upon contacting us or when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your water skills exercises, workshops, and practical assessments.
AFTER ARRIVING ON ISLA MUJERES
If you have not already begun with your studies online, no worries at all. Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video. You may purchase upon arrival 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.
To start the PADI Divemaster course, we highly recommend you have:
a timing device (underwater watch or computer)
reel and DSMB
As a dive professional this should be included with your basic scuba equipment.
During practical skills and exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you will use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.
Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course.
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.
All students must purchase dive insurance. www.diversalertnetwork.org is a great place to obtain dive accident insurance.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can I start on any day?
A: You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and medical has been completed and if the weather permits
Q: What if I do not pass the exam?
A: You must score 75% to pass your exams. If you do not reach this pass rate, your instructor will work with you to attend to any incorrect answers. You may then do a makeup exam. This will continue until you understand all the questions and reach the necessary pass rate. Don`t worry, we are here to help.
Q: What happens if the weather is bad?
A: If you do not have time to reschedule for when the weather improves then we can
Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months
Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy
As a divemaster, we recommend that you make allowances for some bad weather and give yourself enough time to complete the number of dives required to complete the course. Don`t worry, if the weather is bad, we have plenty to do in the course to fill in these days
Q: I might have a medical issue
A: As a divemaster you WILL need a medical statement signed by a physician with the last 12 months so why not come prepared and see your family doctor before arrival. If you haven’t already done so before arrival, we can direct you to our local doctors on the island
Q: I have recently completed a first aid course with another organisation. Will this count?
A: As long as you completed it within the last 24 months and have proof of certification, we can accept this.
Q: I do not have 40 dives.
A: Not a problem, you will need to complete the required number of dives before starting the course and you can do this with the center. Please allow time in your schedule for this, depending upon how many dives you need. Please contact us for further information or costs involved.