Cost: $695 to include all training and dives plus cost of crewpack or online course

Divemaster Winter Program- details at bottom of page

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.


Love scuba 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.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.


Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.


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

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.


As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

Check with us to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro.

Getting Started

Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course. To sign up and access the online course right away please click the icon below:



Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.

Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments. Click below to start your dive theory course online today!

You provide

Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots

Scuba gear (bcd/regulator) 

Entry fee to Blue Lagoon or other scuba parks

Divemaster crew pack

We provide

tanks, air, weights, workshops, certification card upon completion

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Divemaster Winter Program Details

  • Course payout over a 9 month period- $300 down to start program, $100 per month thereafter  (Course $695 plus crewpack $384.80 and online dive theory course) Crewpack includes all books, pro binder and log book, course cards, final certification hologram)

  • Complete all classroom and pool skills during the cold months during 1 evening per week- complete open water skills during the summer on a flexible schedule

  • Prerequisite: Rescue Diver Certification must be completed prior to starting divemaster program, at least 18 years old, have a current Emergency First Response Certification (within 2 years), medical evaluation by a physician (required of everyone) within last 12 months

  • Candidate must complete written tests, pool skills which includes the 5 waterskills development exercises, and all workshop and practical assessments, rescue scenario,  and have accumulated 60 dives to complete program. In order to complete program by the end of the summer you must attend several open water weekends at the Blue Lagoon.

  • Waterskills development exercises: timed 400 yard swim, 15 minute tread/float, timed 800 yard mask/fin/snorkel swim,  timed100 yard tired diver tow, and Equipment exchange (Don't worry- you have plenty of time to build up your endurance for these tests with regular practice)

  • Must own your BCD and Regulator or in the process of purchasing (or addl rental fees apply) ask us about our Rent to Own Program available for attendees in our Divemaster program only.

  • Price includes Divemaster crewpack, classroom training, examinations, pool fees during scheduled skills demo or scuba practice (swimming practice pool fees not included)

  • you are responsible for your lagoon entry fees and certification fee upon completion ($129 directly to PADI) 

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