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PADI DIVEMASTER Divemasters Wanted! Join The Tribe!

The PADI Divemaster Course with THE PLAYGROUND DIVE SHOP

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that's right be paid to do what you love: become a PADI Divemaster. When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.


PADI Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working withscuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.


What You Learn

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.


What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.


The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak. Please ask your PADI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

You also to take Divemaster Online.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact the Playground Dive Shop. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.


Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with Scuba Jenn at the Playground Dive Shop or one of out other staff professionals.  

We have bundled the course for you below.   
Fee includes:

      • DM Crew Pack
      • Dive Theory
      • Dive Master Online Course Work
      • DM Application Fee
Retail Price is $863.60   Playground Dive Shop Special $691

 

  Start Date Course Places Available   Price    
15 Dec 2018 SR 12/15/2018 8 -

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00
04 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Water 1
Sun 16 Dec 2018
09:00
04 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center

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16 Dec 2018 OWW 12/16/2018 9 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 16 Dec 2018
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 16 Dec 2018
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center

Weekend Course

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20 Dec 2018 ORE 12/20/2018 25 -

Induction
Thu 20 Dec 2018
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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01 Jan 2019 ORE 1/1/2019 24 -

Induction
Tue 01 Jan 2019
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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08 Jan 2019 OW 1/8/2019 16 US$ 250.00

Confined Pool 2
Tue 08 Jan 2019
21 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 1
Tue 08 Jan 2019
19:00
-1140 minutes
Confined Pool 4
Thu 10 Jan 2019
21 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 3
Thu 10 Jan 2019
19:00
-1140 minutes
Confined Pool 5
Tue 15 Jan 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Swims
Thu 17 Jan 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes

2 Week Course

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08 Jan 2019 SR 1/8/2019 8 US$ 65.00

Knowledge Development 1
Tue 11 Dec 2018
20:22
Confined Water 1
Tue 11 Dec 2018
20:22

Scuba Review

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12 Jan 2019 ORE 1/12/2019 25 -

Induction
Sat 12 Jan 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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20 Jan 2019 OWW 1/20/2019 10 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 20 Jan 2019
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 20 Jan 2019
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center

Weekend Course

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02 Feb 2019 ORE 2/2/2019 25 -

Induction
Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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11 Feb 2019 ORE 2/11/2019 25 -

Induction
Mon 11 Feb 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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17 Feb 2019 OWW 2/17/2019 8 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 17 Feb 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 17 Feb 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 17 Feb 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 17 Feb 2019
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 17 Feb 2019
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center

Weekend Course

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19 Feb 2019 OW 2/19/2019 16 US$ 250.00

Confined Pool 1
Tue 19 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 2
Tue 19 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 3
Thu 21 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 4
Thu 21 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Confined Pool 5
Tue 26 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Swims
Thu 28 Feb 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes

2 Week Course

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02 Mar 2019 ORE 3/2/2019 25 -

Induction
Sat 02 Mar 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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12 Mar 2019 OW 3/12/2019 16 US$ 250.00

Confined Pool 1
Tue 12 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 2
Tue 12 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 3
Thu 14 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 4
Thu 14 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 5
Tue 19 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Swims
Thu 21 Mar 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes

2 Week Course

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18 Mar 2019 ORE 3/18/2019 25 -

Induction
Mon 18 Mar 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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24 Mar 2019 OWW 3/24/2019 10 US$ 250.00

Pool 2
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Sun 24 Mar 2019
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 5
Sun 24 Mar 2019
13 hours 00 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 1
Sun 24 Mar 2019
09:00
-540 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center

Weekend Course

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02 Apr 2019 OW5 4/2/2019 8 US$ 290.00

Induction
Tue 02 Apr 2019
18:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Confined Pool 1
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Knowledge Dev 1
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 2
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Confined Pool 2
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 3
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Pool 4
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Final Exam
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 3
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 4
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Knowledge Dev 5
Tue 23 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Playground Dive Shop
Pool 5
Tue 30 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center
Swims
Tue 30 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Henley Aquatics Center

5 Week Session

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02 Apr 2019 ORE 4/2/2019 25 -

Induction
Tue 02 Apr 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes

Open Water Orientation

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09 Apr 2019 OW 4/9/2019 16 US$ 290.00

Confined Pool 1
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 2
Tue 09 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 3
Thu 11 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 4
Thu 11 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Confined Pool 5
Tue 16 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Swims
Thu 18 Apr 2019
19:00
02 hours 30 minutes

2 Week Course

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