Poseidon Diving Station runs divemaster training year round. You can train on an individual basis or as part of a group.
As a dive master you will lead others on dives and assist in diver training. It opens the doors to work all over the world.
To train as a PADI Dive master you need to be 18 and a rescue diver with at least 40 logged dives to start the course and 60 on completion. You will also need an EFR qualification within the last 24 months and a medical statement signed by a doctor.
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