PADI Divemaster is the first professional certification for dive guides and certified assistants who want to become leaders who mentor other divers.


Divemaster course

PADI Divemaster is the course that will allow you to take your first step in your diving career. Your Instructor will teach you how to organize and supervise daily scuba diving activities, DSD and assist scuba classes. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, you will learn how to become a role model for divers around the world. You will also be trained by your Instructor for the PADI Search and Recovery Diver and PADI Deep Diver courses to broaden your abilities.

At the end of the course, you’ll have all the knowledge of PADI standards and the scuba business. For all those who want to share their passion for scuba diving, start your journey toward PADI Divemaster with us!

Your scuba diving training includes all the necessary scuba diving equipment, PADI material, dives and insurance. The International PADI card certification is not included in the value of the course (the Divemaster has to apply and pay directly to PADI).

About the course

Course structure

The PADI Divemaster course consists of four phases:

  • Theoretical component with 8 exams;

  • Developing a map and an Emergency Plan;

  • Physical tests for admission and demonstration of skills underwater.


Entire course & time commitment: up to 50 hours

You will learn how to

  • Supervise & assist scuba activities & classes
  • Manage risk and dive safely
  • Conduct a scuba review
  • Dive site setup and management
  • Map an open water site
  • Lead a deep dive
  • Organize a search and recovery project

General information

Minimum age: 18 years or older;

Course prerequisites: PADI Rescue Diver certification or similar, Emergency First Response certification within 24 months, 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 to get your certification;

Health prerequisites: medically fit for diving.


Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to become a great Divemaster?

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The course can be completed in 10 days, but we recommend spending 2-3 months to experiment with the daily life and the operation of a diving center.

What opportunity can I get being a Divemaster?

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PADI Divemasters have the opportunity to practice their profession and live their passion in all the most beautiful places on the planet. Becoming a Divemaster means spending your days in contact with marine fauna and flora, exchanging with different people and living new adventures every day.