CochraneScuba - PADI Divemaster Course

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PADI Divemaster

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational 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.

Minimum Age: 18

Course Cost: $550

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives, 18 years old.

Minimum number of logged dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster

Course Fees Include:
  • All academic instruction
  • Use of tanks & weights during the course
  • Lifetime support - Call or email if you ever have any Scuba-related questions

Not Included:
  • Pool and Quarry entry fees
  • PADI Divemaster Application Fee
  • Divemaster student materials - Call for current material prices
    • PADI Divemaster Manual
    • RDP (both versions) - The standard RDP table & the new eRDPML
    • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
    • Diving Knowledge Workbook
    • Divemaster Slates
    • Instructor Guides for programs PADI Divemasters may conduct:
      • Discover Scuba Diving
      • Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
      • Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
  • Transportation & expenses if open water dives are conducted in the ocean.

Equipment Requirements: Divers should own their scuba equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, BCD & regulator). I supply tanks & weights.

Pool and Open Water (quarry or ocean)

Course Overview:
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. You put this knowledge into action through an internship.

The PADI Divemaster course has five broad goals:

  • To develop your knowledge, attitudes, judgment and skills for supervising certified divers in shore-based and boat-based diving activities,
  • To develop your knowledge, attitudes, judgment and skills for assisting with training divers in PADI courses,
  • To develop you knowledge, attitudes, judgment and skills for independently conducting specific PADI programs for certified divers and nondivers (e.g., Scuba Review, Discover Snorkeling, PADI Skin Diver course),
  • To develop your dive theory knowledge, waterskills, rescue skills and experience to the levels necessary to enter the PADI Assistant Instructor course and the PADI Instructor Development Course. And to encourage the candidate to continue into those programs
  • To promote growth to meet your needs and interests, and to meet the dive community’s needs and expectations in your role as a dive leader.

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For more information, contact:
Tim B Cochrane
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