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Divemaster Course

  • Jul 14, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Take the first step in working with scuba as a career! Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI DM training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.


14 July, 6:30 pm: 1st class session at Bill's place. (Right off the I-15 on Poway Road.)

17 July, 6:30 pm: 2nd class session at Bill's place.

26 July, 11:30 am: 1st ocean session at La Jolla Shores.

27 July : Ocean/Pool session(Time is TBD).

30 July, 6:30 pm: 3rd class session at Bill's place.

More dates to be scheduled at 1st class session.

• 18 years old

• A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

• A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

• An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.

• Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification

• Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

• Be a decently strong swimmer (the swimming tests are no joke).

Simply RSVP for this class and Bill will contact you with payment details and arrange to get the crewpack to you.


BOOK: You'll be provided the PADI Divemaster Crewpack. Fill out the knowledge reviews in the book and bring them with you to each class session. Study the entire manual carefully. It's a lot of material!

EQUIPMENT: At this level of training it is mandated you are diving in your own scuba equipment with a recreational configuration.

PERIPHERALS: You must own and bring a compass, whistle, dive knife, and safety sausage (aka Surface Marker Buoy), slate, etc.


During the PADI Divemaster program, you'll learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You'll complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You'll put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.



After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:

• Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives

• Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course

• Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program

• Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience

• Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program

• If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.

• Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.

• Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.

• Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:

• surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises

• when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)

• Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.

• Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission

• Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.

• Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

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  • Bill P.

    Nick and Clint: Start working on your swimming fitness NOW. The water evaluations are fairly strenuous.

    July 2, 2014

  • Clinton A.

    Email me when you get a chance, Bill. My "reply" bounced! Looking forward to this, an excuse to get in shape and dive even more better!

    July 1, 2014

  • Bill P.

    Nick Lyons is my "+1".

    July 1, 2014

  • Eric


    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to do this next year

    1 · July 1, 2014

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