Looking for the first step in a career in Scuba Diving? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. The PADI Divemaster course expands the problem solving skills developed by the PADI Rescue Diver program, and extends it from accident management and prevention scenarios to supervisory situations with student divers and certified divers. At the Divemaster level, problem solving emphasises looking for many possible solutions under the circumstances and choosing the best of several. Divemaster problem solving may include more than safety-related issues, and include handling customer service, business and operational challenges. The course also addresses attitudes and judgment. Attitudes are emotional influences that shape individual choices ranging from professional behaviour, role modelling, personal health and following safe diving practices, to very basic values, such as honesty. Judgment applies attitudes, experience, theoretical knowledge, deduction and intuition to problem solving and making decisions based on variables, sometimes under circumstances that aren’t “black or white”. During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organise and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You 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 authorised to:

• Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising 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 Snorkelling program
• Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
• Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
• Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty
• Earn the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider 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:
o surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
o 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 AquaMissions
• 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


• Be 18 years of age or older
• Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
• Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
• Be an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) Responder, completed 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 signed by a physician within the last 12 months


• 2 – 6 weeks depending upon the candidate
• You will have more than 100 dives when you leave

What You Get

• The PADI Divemaster Pack, including brochures and course documentation, DSD Instructor Cue Card, DM slates, Enclopedia (paper version), Scuba Tune Up book, DM manual, PADI Professional Training Log, Pro Bag, Instructor Manual, DM Hologram and eRDPML
• Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive an Divemaster Certification Card and Wall Certificate (These are both sent from PADI)

N.B. You will be required to pay your own Divemaster fees (and insurance if relevant) directly to PADI


Why not take the theory part of the DM course online? Don’t spend your valuable time here in Fiji you’re your nose in a book more than you have to. eLearning is more convenient for both location and time management, as well as giving you a great start to the course.

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