The road to becoming a dive professional is not easy, but it's worth every second! Join us as we spend an evening discussing what it takes to become a PADI Divemaster: the program length, costs and all of the benefits of evolving your diving to the next level - the Professional Level!
Where: Blue Planet Scuba, 1755 S St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
When: Thursday, February 9, 2023 starting at 7 PM
RSVP: email us or call us at 202-527-9419
Are you someone who loves sharing stories about your dive adventures with everyone you know? Do you find yourself dreaming of your next dive – be it in your own backyard or at an exotic destination? Are you driven to be the best diver you can be by growing your diving knowledge and skillset? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join the ranks of PADI Divemaster.
What is a PADI Divemaster?
PADI Divemasters are divers just like you who have decided to take their diving to a professional level. There are many reasons why divers decide to pursue professional diver ratings:
- To Live the Dream
For many divers, the opportunity to make a living doing something they love is a driving factor in becoming a PADI Divemaster. Whether as a fulltime job working at an island resort or as a part-time certified assistant helping with local classes, the PADI Divemaster rating can lead the way to unlimited new experiences and opportunities.
- To Dive Like a Pro
PADI Divemasters have to know their stuff. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskill exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, as a PADI Divemaster you not only develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities, you hone your own personal skills and knowledge and become a role model other look up to.
- To Share Their Passion
Many divers earn the Divemaster rating because they want to share their passion with others by helping introduce them to the wonders of the underwater world and ocean conservation. PADI Divemasters are mentors and guides and lead the way to unparalleled amazement, wonder and beauty.
Why Choose PADI Divemaster?
- The Best Training
The PADI Divemaster course is the world’s most requested professional-level scuba certification program. PADI Divemaster training consists of interactive learning materials, skill development workshops and real-world experience to ensure you are prepared to be a dive leader.
- The Most Opportunities
The PADI Divemaster certification is recognized globally and opens doors for job opportunities through the PADI’s vast network of more than 6500 dive centers and resorts.
- Unparalleled Support
PADI Members are supported by a dedicated regional team committed to member success.
What can I do as a PADI Divemaster?
As a PADI Divemaster, you are a leader who mentors and motivates others. PADI Divemasters can …
- supervise diving activities and lead guided dives
- assist with scuba classes
- conduct dive briefings
- conduct refresher training through the PADI ReActivate® program
- conduct skin diver (advanced snorkeler) courses
- assist in Discover Scuba® Diving programs
- lead Discover Local Diving programs
- teach these non-diving PADI Specialty courses*:
- Equipment Specialist
- Coral Reef Conservation
- PADI AWARE™ Specialist
- Digital Underwater Photographer
- Emergency Oxygen Provider
- pursue diving career opportunities both at home or abroad
- continue their professional development career by becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Instructor
Divemasters also lead as PADI Torchbearers™ helping to light the way to a cleaner, healthier ocean.
How do I become a PADI Divemaster?
Becoming a PADI Divemaster takes dedication, commitment and passion. To begin your Divemaster course, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver certified
- Minimum 18 years old
- 40 logged scuba dives
- Completed an Emergency First Response® Primary and Secondary Care certification course (or qualifying course) within the past 24 months
- Medically cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
To earn your Divemaster rating, you will complete a series of knowledge development sessions, waterskill workshops, and hands-on assessments including the following topics:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting PADI ReActivate and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Are you ready to begin your journey to PADI Divemaster?
Join us Thursday, February 7, 2023 to learn about how you can turn your dream of being a PADI Divemaster into a reality.
Contact us for private counseling and to help plan your next steps as a dive professional. Be sure to ask us about our PADI Divemaster internship opportunities!
Your dream of becoming a PADI Divemaster starts today. Let us show you how!
*additional training required.