For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack, look no further. Dive master program at Dive Academy is an all encompassing apprenticeship course culminating in certification as a diving professional.

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
  • in other words, you’re the cream of the crop

As a certified Dive Master you’ll be able to:

  • act as certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors
  • supervise participants in PADI experience programs for un certified divers
  • generally supervise both training and non-training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • conduct Scuba Review program for certified divers
  • enroll in Instructor level training.

The training and experience you gain through Dive master program helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator.

There are three phases in Dive Master program:

1. Waterman ship and skills assessment

  • waterman ship and stamina
  • 400 meter Swim – without stopping, with no swimming aids
  • 15 minute tread water
  • 800 meter snorkel – only masks, fins & snorkel, no overhand strokes – no stopping
  • 100 meter tired diver tow – both divers in full equipment/push or tow
  • rescue evaluation
  • general diving skills
  • developing the 20 Open Water Diver skills to demonstration quality. This we will complete over a number of skills circuits
  • you will have to produce an Emergency Assistance Plan and map for a local dive site

2. Knowledge development

  • diving physiology
  • diving skills and environment
  • supervising students in training
  • supervising certified divers
  • Dive master conducted programs
  • decompression theory and dive planning
  • diving Equipment
  • emergency planning

3. Practical application

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. Conducted as an internship over a minimum of two weeks, you will gain practical experience of student and diver supervision while working under the close guidance of our experienced professional staff.

Price: see price list