Divemaster

Divemasters essentially are the people who make the dive industry work. The Divemaster course is where you will really prove yourself as a dive professional, escorting students, helping with instruction, leading guided dives for certified divers and, just as importantly, helping with the 'behind the scenes' side of a dive operation that most people don’t even realise exists.

You’ll learn instructor level theory, work with real and simulated students, escort qualified divers on underwater tours, conduct Discover Scuba Diving sessions and Scuba Reviews, and give people hints, tips and pointers on how to improve their own diving. Once qualified you can help with scuba instruction and lead qualified divers anywhere in the world.

Job opportunities are out there for good Divemasters – and the UK produces probably the finest around. You’ll also for the first time, become a professional member of PADI.

  • Minimum Age
  • 18 years old
  • Duration
  • The Divemaster course is conducted using a personalised schedule, designed to suit you and the pace at which you want to progress.
  • Prerequisites
  • You will need to be a certified Rescue Diver, with a current First Aid & CPR qualification.
  • At least 40 dives to start the course and a minimum of 60 dives to complete, showing experience in deep, Nitrox, night diving and underwater navigation.
  • Cost
  • POA Divemaster.

Please note: Certification and annual renewal fees must be paid directly to PADI.

To work as a Divemaster in the UK you will also need an annual HSE certification of medical fitness to dive, which must be arranged and paid for separately.

All you'll need... Learning materials, Instruction, Standard pool time if required *, Air fills, Equipment hire **.
All divers and student divers are required to complete a PADI Medical Statement when joining us for any inwater activities. If you have any questions about this please ask us.

Please note: Transportation to sites, dive site entry and boat charter costs (if applicable) are not included in the price.

* One to one, extra instruction and additional pool time will be quoted as extra, subject to requirements.
** Subject to availability and sizing.

Please note: Certification and annual renewal fees must be paid directly to PADI.
To work as a Divemaster in the UK you will also need an annual HSE certification of medical fitness to dive, which must be arranged and paid for separately.

If you would like further information please contact us info@divesouth.co.uk

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