• 18 years or older
• Rescue Diver
• 40 logged dives
• CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months
• Medical clearance to dive
• Approximately 50 hours

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

• 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 a scuba review and skin diver course
• Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs


• Open Water 20,
• Nitrox
• Advanced 35
• Deep 40
• First Aid
• Navigation
• Master Rescue Diver.

The RAID Divemaster course teaches you above all to be a leader among your peers and other divers generally. You will have the ability to lead and control dives, act as a safety and rescue person on organized dives, assist RAID Instructors in training and generally be in charge of organized dive activities.
Through a combination of our cutting edge online training and interaction with your RAID Instructor, your diving knowledge will be honed to a very high level, preparing you to look after others. This will ultimately prepare you for RAID Instructor training.
Your in-water skills will be refined to demonstration quality for dive students. You will also be prepared to support RAID Instructors during other practical parts of RAID training courses, including being trained to asses dive conditions and potential risks at dive sites.
Topics and practical workshops include:

Academic Section (all online):
• Diving in General
• Environment
• Dive Equipment
• Physics
• Physiology
• Rescue
• Management

Practical Section:
• Review of personal diving skills
• Stamina and watermanship skills
• Diver rescues
• Dive briefing and dive site evaluations
• Risk management exercises
• Environment dive mapping
• Assisting and conducting programs

Part 1: Supervision of student divers
• Assist with Open Water 20 Training
• Assist with Advanced Training
• Assist with Master Rescue Training

Part 2: Dive Leadership
• Scuba Refreshers
• Try Dives
• Local Area Orientations
• Dive leading certified divers on tour for pleasure