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
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
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
* 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.
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.
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.
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.