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DIVEMASTER: The first level of leadership

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Program Description:

The PADI Divemaster program is your first step into the leadership levels in the PADI System of diver education. This rating denotes you as a person who:

Has a high level of personal diving skill.

Has instructor level knowledge of diving theory.

Has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities.

Is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.

Many Divemasters go on to become Instructors, so the training and experience you gain through the PADI Divemaster program helps mold your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator, but there is no need to go on; some divers are satisfied just to achieve this level and begin a new career in the dive industry.

As a PADI Divemaster, you'll be qualified to:
1. Organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land and boat based.
2. Assist PADI Instructors in conducting Diver programs.

To qualify , you'll need to:
1. Be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver.
2. Be certified as a Rescue Diver.
3. Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to starting training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster.
4. Be at least 18 years old.
5. Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.

There are three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:

Watermanship and skills assessment

Knowledge Development, consisting of:
Diving physics
Diving physiology
Diving skills and environment
Supervising students in training
Dive management and control
Dive planning
Emergency assistance plan for Diving emergencies in the local area
Mapping a local open water site

Practical Application, consisting of:
Training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.

As a PADI Divemaster you'll be able to:
1. Act as certified instructional assistant
to PADI Instructors.
2. Supervise participants in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers.
3. Generally supervise both training and no training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
4. Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
5. Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.
6. Enroll in PADI Instructor level training

At Kelly's and Aquanuts, we complete many Divemaster courses every year, and our graduates are among the best in the industry. And remember, classes start anytime! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this program.

Course fee: $750

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