Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Want to spend a month in the majestic tropical waters on Maui? Take the PADI Divemaster course with Maui Diving and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training.
Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you.
$800 + Books
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. 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
- 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 specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities. You can become a Master Scuba Diver at the same time!
- PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI. 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.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.
- Understand and speak English (for safety reasons)
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. If you don’t have that, we can help you get the best pieces for the best prices when you arrive. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll 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. The divemaster program at Maui Diving is on average 4 weeks long. Occasionally it can be finished in 3 weeks but we are more interested in making sure you’re safe and secure in your new roll as divemaster, we feel the extra week is worth it.
Doing your divemaster training with Maui Diving is an excellent choice. We have the unique opportunity to provide you with the experience of being mentored by at least 6 different experienced instructors. You’ll have your one instructor assigned to you that will teach your dive master course, but you’ll get to tag along and help out other instructors to learn how they do it as well! A well-rounded practical education is what we strive to provide you before your divemaster training is completed. Last but not least, you’ll enjoy free tanks for life by doing your PADI Divemaster Training with Maui Diving! Anytime you come back, you’re free to dive with us again. You become part of our Ohana, our family.
You’ll begin your studies by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Call us at 808-667-0633 to enroll 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.
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 along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.
There are opportunities for housing assistance if needed. If you’re considering doing your divemaster training on Maui with Maui Diving please contact us today!
Call us at (808) 667-0633 to enroll today!
Please call to confirm dive schedule before registering with PADI.