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The PADI Divemaster Course with DIVE JERVIS BAY

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career.

Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. As a PADI Divemaster you can work anywhere in the world doing what you love and being paid for it. It is an opportunity to do what you love, travel and is the first step to making a career in the Dive Industry.

The Difference of our PADI Divemaster Course

Our course is designed to prepare you to work in the dive industry. Much of your training with us is self-paced so you can do it within your lifestyle, work commitments and family. Working under the direct supervision of our Instructors you will complete the tasks required to become a PADI Dive Master and work in the Dive Industry.

On starting your candidature you will recieve a Dive Master Candidate pack which includes all the PADI Training Aids as well as a task book from us that you work through under the direct supervision of our instructors in order to build the skills required to be a Dive Master. You will be working directly with customers and students to build your skills so that on completion you have actual experience in the Dive Industry.

You have up to 12 months to complete your training from starting your candidture, and during that time you will join in on boats, courses and other activities to boost your skills. We will also work with you to prepare you for employment in the Dive Industry, boosting your skills in other areas that are needed by employers. In addition to the other skills that are required by PADI, we expect you to do the following as a minimum with us as a Dive Master Candidate (DMC).

  • Complete your training working directly with customers in a professional manner ready to commence as a qualified Dive Master.
  • As a candidate complete 30 dives minimum working with an instructor to boost your practical skills, learning and taking part in: planning, equipment assembly, loading boats and other practical work-related tasks.
  • Undertake the duties of a deckhand on the boats to gain practical experience on the boats.
  • Work on courses with actual students to develop your skills and build up your knowledge.
  • Work as a DMC with an Instructor on DSD’s, if you wish, you can complete your “DSD internship” to undertake confined water DSD’s with clients by yourself. This involves managing and conducting a minimum of four other DSD’s under an instructors direct supervision and an additional fee and application to PADI.
  • Demonstrate complete mastery of your in-water dive skills; after all you are qualifying as a Dive Master.

Overall have fun with this time, diving is our passion, it is why we are here, and it should be yours. It is also why the customer is here, they want to see that you are happy, professional and most of all safe to dive with. This is essential in the dive business and expected from your future employers.

What You Learn

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 organize 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.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised 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.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak. Please ask your PADI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

You also have the option to take Divemaster Online.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DIVE JERVIS BAY. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.


To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) 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.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVE JERVIS BAY Crew members.