PADI Divemaster Course
Maya Diving and our staff of professional PADI Instructors can provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience during your Scuba Diving Course.
So you are interested in taking the PADI Divemaster course. Whether you want to become a dive professional or just want to learn more about diving and leading dives, this is a very challenging and enjoyable course. In this course you learn the techniques required for safely leading dives and also a great deal is focused on assisting Instructors with training other divers.
The Way The World Learns To Dive
Like all courses, we start you off with some paperwork, some releases and other forms.The pre-requisites for this course are as follows:
Candidates must have a current version of these required materials:
- Must be at least 18 years of age to start the course
- Must be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Must have at least 20 logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation before starting the course and must have at least 60 logged dives to achieve certification.
- Must have successfully completed a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-Primary Care) and basic first aid (Secondary Care) within the past two years (24 months).
- Supply a medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive.
Knowledge Development Module, consists of 12 topics:
- PADI Divemaster Manual*
- RDP - all three versions (The Wheel, table and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- Divemaster Slates
Waterskills and stamina development module:
- The role and characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
- Supervising diving activities for certified divers
- Assisting with student divers in training
- Dive theory introduction
- Decompression theory and dive tables
- Divemaster conducted programs
- Risk management
- Business of diving
- Furthering your dive career
- The Psychology of Rescue
- Being Prepared for a Diver Emergency
- Accident Management
Responding to Diver Emergencies
- Stamina Assessment and Development
- Diver Rescue Assessment and Development
- Confined Waterskill Assessment and Development
- Open water skills Assessment and Development involving numerous open water training exercises over many dives until proficiency is achieved
The course normally takes six to ten days. A high level of physical fitness is a requirement for this course and you will be thoroughly tested for this.
By maintaining the highest standards of service and safety, we ensure that you have the best experience possible.