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PADI Divemaster

Minimum Age




About the Course

Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster (DM). As a divemaster you'll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

There is nothing like doing your Divemaster course in the UK; you'll put all of your diving skills and experience to the test as we complete this course at a pace to suit your needs. Often 1:1 we can tailor your experience to fit your commitments and future aspirations; so whether that's an intensive 6 day course or spread over a few months we can help you achieve your goal.

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. PADI Divemaster's are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organisation in the world – PADI.

Divemaster's are now also able to Instruct a range of PADI specialties that we are able to teach you such as Coral Reef Conservation and Project AWARE Specialist.

For those who successfully complete the DM course with us we welcome you to play an active role on other courses and gain experience alongside our Instructor by assisting on live courses as a Certified Assistant.

If you're thinking of taking your first step as a PADI Professional then give us a call today!

Why take this course

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.

If you want to guide certified divers, teach skin diving or play an active role in supporting PADI Instructors then this course is for you!

Expand your own diving ability, experience and knowledge.

Be treated as a Professional Diver

What you'll learn

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

We 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.

Course Prerequisites 

You must be at least 18 years old.

You must have already completed: PADI Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months.

You will also need a medical clearance to dive which must be signed by a doctor - in the UK this is normally only available from HSE AMED's. Please speak to us before you book any Pro course about getting this completed.

During the DM course, your instructor will ask you to complete a number of water skills assessments including a 800m swim, 15 minute water tread, underwater kit exchange and more. You must be suitably fit to take part in this course.

This course is completed over a minimum of 6 intensive days or done part time over a few months. Regardless this course is a serious commitment but one of the most rewarding you'll ever do.

Equipment & Extra Cost

As a dive professional, you'll need to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, dive compass, and at least two surface signalling devices.

At this level we do not expect to loan you any basic gear as you should own this all by now (except weight and cylinder hire which are included in the course)

Specialised equipment such as lift bags etc will however be provided for use during the course.

We offer discount on TUSA, Waterproof, TovaTec and Beaver Sports gear and equipment. We can have this ready for you ahead of your course. Chat to us before hand to discover what we have in stock or to order in your preferred colour!

After the course...

So you've made it to the first Professional rank in diving; without doubt being a Divemaster is one of the most important and well recognised qualification you can have.

But if you're hungry for more knowledge, have a passion for teaching or want to begin a career in diving then speak to us about the Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor courses which are available from our recommended professional provider over at ProDive UK. You'll learn under the guidance of a Platinum Course Director (you literally can not get any higher!) and make connections for life through both our businesses.

Medical Requirements

Diver Medical - Participant Questionnaire signed by a UK Doctor.

We recommend however that all candidates looking to complete the DM course have a current MA2 HSE Fit to Dive certificate for commercial diving completed by a HSE AMED.

Please call us before booking this course to understand the requirements, costs and be signposted to your nearest AMED.

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