Divemaster

Prerequisites:
– Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
– 18 years old
– Logged 40 scuba dives
– Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training
– Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

What’s in the program:
The program consists of 3 sections:
– Theory
– Waterskills Development
– Practical Assessments with Student Divers

If you love scuba diving take the PADI Divemaster course 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. 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.

1. Theory
– Theory development includes knowledge reviews, lectures and two exams. Lectures are given daily and cover the topics of Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Equipment, and Environment. Unlike any other dive centre, we offer EVERY lecture EVERY week, which creates a great deal of flexibility for the dive masters in training in their scheduling.

2. Waterskills Development
– Learning how to manage logistics as a DMT at Ban’s, will ensure that you have the skills needed to work for any dive operation worldwide.
– The responsibilities of a working Divemaster are vast and vary from one location to another – so we’ve decided to offer training in all areas.
– One important role of a DM is to offer certified divers guided tours of the local dive sites, and to refresh diving skills to those who have been out of the water for a long period of time. General fitness, the ability to anticipate and respond to problems, and to conduct Divemaster programs independently are also a common function of the DM.
– In order to prepare in these areas, training includes:
– 400m swim/800m snorkel/100m tired diver tow/15min tread/rescue assessment/equipment exchange
– Multiple skill circuits to improve demonstration quality and problem solving
– Workshops in Scuba Review in Confined Water, Skin Diver Course and Snorkeling Supervision, Discover Scuba Diving Program, Discover Local Diving)
– Practical skills such as Dive Site set up and Management, Mapping, Dive Briefing, Search and Recovery and Deep Diving
– Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply
– 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
– 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. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.

Duration: reach the requirements

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