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The PADI Divemaster course is the initial step into professional diving leadership, offering a comprehensive program for advanced divers who wish to expand their knowledge, enhance their skills, and embrace the role of a diving professional. As a PADI Divemaster, you become a crucial part of the diving community, leading, mentoring, and motivating others while monitoring their safety and guiding their underwater exploration.


Course Objectives and Structure

The PADI Divemaster course is structured to develop your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. The course combines knowledge development, practical skill application, and real-world professional training.


Knowledge Development

Divers will engage in in-depth study of dive theory, covering topics such as dive planning, dive management and control, supervising dive activities, and assisting with student divers in training. This theoretical component is crucial for understanding the principles and practices of dive leadership.


Water Skills and Stamina

The course includes rigorous water skills and stamina exercises, designed to test and improve your physical readiness for diving activities. These exercises assess your swimming strength, endurance, and comfort in the water, ensuring you meet the high standards expected of a dive professional.


Practical Application

A significant portion of the course is dedicated to practical application, where you'll gain hands-on experience in dive planning and management, problem-solving, and adapting to different diving scenarios. This includes conducting dive briefings, mapping a dive site, organizing search and recovery projects, and leading real dives under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.


Professional Development

Completing the Divemaster course is not just about enhancing your diving skills; it's about developing your capabilities as a professional dive leader. You'll learn to:

  • Lead and motivate divers, ensuring their safety and enjoyment.
  • Assist in the training of divers at various levels.
  • Manage and guide dive operations and excursions.
  • Enhance your problem-solving and emergency management skills.



Upon successful completion, candidates earn the PADI Divemaster certification, the first level of professional scuba diving. As a certified Divemaster, you're authorized to supervise recreational diving activities, assist with diver training, and conduct dive briefings and scuba reviews.


Course Options:

  • Divemaster Internship  - The Divemaster internship is a great choice for people who want more hands-on experience with students and want to do as much diving as possible. As a DM intern, you’ll be a part of the Aquanorth team, and you’ll be invited to join us on all of our evening and weekend training (and recreational!) dives. As a DM intern, you’re a valued member of the team, and you’ll be taking a leading role in student training, alongside our instructors.
  • Tailormade Divemaster Course (Price on Application) - The tailormade DM Course is perfect for people who are on a time limit, or have limited availability. With this option, your classroom sessions, pool sessions and open water dives can be fitted around your schedule.

PADI Divemaster

  • Course Requirements

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Have at least 40 logged dives.
    • Be qualified to at least Rescue Diver level or equivalent from another recognised training organisation.
    • Be able to swim.
    • Be in good physical health
    • Complete a Medical Statement. (Click here to download) Signed by your GP
    • An in date EFR or 1st Aid qualification.
    • Agree to our terms and conditions. (Click here)
  • What's included?

    Included in the cost of your course is:

    • eLearning and classroom sessions.
    • As many pool and open water sessions as it takes to complete your course for 12 months from starting the course.

    Please note that transport, equipment hire and openwater or boat fees are not included in the cost of your course.

  • What's next?

    The next step on your pro journey is to enrol in an Instructor Development Course.

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