PADI Rescue Divers, or divers with an equivalent qualification from another agency, may enrol in a PADI Divemaster programme.
You will need to be at least 18 years of age and with 40 or more logged dives.
You will also need a medical statement signed by a doctor and have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary Care course within the last two years.
We do not deliver this course quickly, ticking boxes as fast as possible, as it is important to gain confidence and experience working alongside instructors and other divemasters. Neither will you be waiting for ages to get the chance to make progress. We build in opportunities to practise things like dive skills and we will dedicate planned pool and open water time so you can keep moving forward.
The course includes:
- Knowledge Development. You will take part in Knowledge Review sessions with an instructor. There is a final examination
- Create an Emergency Assistance Plan
- Complete some Waterskills exercises.
- Take part in a Diver Rescue assessment
- Complete a Dive Skills assessment
- Complete a number of Practical Application skills
- Take part in Divemaster conducted programme exercises
- Complete several Practical Assessments
- Meet all Professionalism Criteria
During the course you will be Trainee Divemasters and will work with actual students as much as possible.
Where necessary, in order to help you make progress, we may role-play the part of students.
You will need at least 60 logged dives by the end of the course and, if you intend to work as a PADI Divemaster, you will need to register with PADI, be insured and, in the UK, hold a current HSE Dive Medical.