The PADI Divemaster Course


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.

PADI Divemaster Course with Aquasub

When you choose to train to become a Divemaster with Aquasub, you are taking part in a self-paced program that is flexible and allows you to complete the program as quickly or as slowly as your schedule allows. We run a combination of scheduled DM Training sessions combined with flexible dates to complete your internship work with real students in the confined water pool sessions and open water sessions in a variety of sessions. You have access to the scheduling calendar and can pick the dates that work best for you. You can go full steam ahead or take your time. Each time you assist with students, you instructor for the session will sign off on the completed skills and work and once you have completed all the required work, you are ready to submit you application and become a PADI PRO!

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 Reactivate 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 AquaSub PADI Divemaster Internship Package includes all of the course materials you will need, including:

  • PADI Divemaster Orientation and Scheduling Session
  • All Skills Training Sessions
  • PADI Divemaster eCrewpack including:
    • PADI Divemaster eLearning
    • PADI Divemaster eManual
    • PADI Instructor eManual
    • 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


The AquaSub Divemaster Internship is $1185 and you can begin TODAY.

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.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact AQUASUB SCUBA DIVING CENTER. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.


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.

Being a SUCCESSFUL Divemaster is about experience!

When you step up to become a leader, the more experience you have the better you will be at leading. You will have the background and knowledge to lead, to offer diving advice, to offer equipment advice and gain the respect of the divers you are leading. There are many PADI Speciatly courses and programs that will help to hone your skills like:


Free Orientation Sessions

Sign up for a free orientation to find out everything you need to know about becoming a PADI Divemaster and have a chance to ask any questions you may have about the program at Aquasub Scuba Diving Centre.

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