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PADI Professional


Are you ready to join the ranks of the Professionals?

The PADI Divemaster course is the most sought after program of training in dive leadership in the world today.

The PADI Divemaster course is designed to train qualified individuals as dive supervisors. Divemasters are in demand worldwide by diving resorts where they oversee general diving activities and serve as an underwater guides. As the sport diving gains popularity, the demand for the PADI Divemaster is rapidly expanding and with this increase, the value of Divemaster training is readily apparent.

The importance of the Divemaster program to the sport of diving cannot be overstated. The rating denotes an individual who has a high level of personal diving skill, has instructor level knowledge of diving theory, has had significant training in how to assist other divers, and is able to assume a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in his or her charge.

The course consists of three phases:
1. Personal watermanship and scuba skills development.
2. Knowledge Development: expand your knowledge of diving theory and practice.
3. Practical application: assists Instructors and Divemasters in teaching dive classes and in supervising groups of divers.

The Divemaster Course is a prerequisite to the PADI Instructor rating and hence the course aims to shape the diver's ability and attitude as professional diving educators.

The goals of Divemaster training are to:
* Enable the Divemaster to organize, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities.
* Enable the Divemaster to effectively act as an instructional assistant.
* Develop the theoretical diving knowledge of the Divemaster to instructor level.

The Divemaster Course is enjoyable, deeply rewarding and a has lasting consequence on the safety of diving in general. Our goal at Erie Scuba is to produce a Divemaster who is confident and competent in his or her abilities and who is ready to take over a leadership role in the diving industry.

Academic Requirements:
In the Divemaster Course you will develop your knowledge of diving in the areas of diver supervision, physics, physiology, equipment, skills & environment and the Recreational Dive Planner through self study. Your tutor will guide you through the self study materials in preparation for the diving activities. After completion of the academics you will join one of our professional instructors for completion of the diving activities. During the water training sessions your instructor will again review the material. Finally, you will complete written examination necessary for certification.

Practical Application:
This involves 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.

Dive Requirements:
The Divemaster Course requires a minimum of 20 Open Water dives to enter the course and no less than 60 Open Water dives to complete.

You can begin the Divemaster course at any time.