Divemaster Program

The Divemaster course is the first professional leadership level course in the PADI system and trains how to control, manage, and supervise groups of divers.  It provides candidates extensive development of diving skills and includes a heavy emphasis in various theoretical aspects of diving.

The course is comprised of Open Water Scuba Diver Course, Advanced Open Water Course, Rescue Diver Course, and Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Course. The PADI Divemaster Course includes training in a variety of diving environments and prepares candidates to obtain jobs as professional Divemasters in the diving industry. PADI Divemasters are qualified to begin the PADI Instructor Development Course.

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course

This course includes the basics of scuba diving. This course will teach divers and their buddies to dive independently without supervision.

Course Length: 30 hours consisting of approximately 15 hours of theory and 15 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 12.

PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Course

This course teaches divers to go beyond just performing standard good diving practices and enhance their environmental awareness. In this course divers learn how to perform good diving practices while carrying out tasks, furthering their ability to multitask while diving. This course prepares divers to dive while experiencing the physiological effects of deep diving.

Course Length: 22 hours consisting of approximately 11 hours of theory and 11 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 12. PADI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

This course prepares divers to handle dive emergencies. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, divers will learn how to perform self-rescues, recognize and manage stress in other divers, rescue panicked divers, and rescue unresponsive divers.

Course Length: 22 hours consisting of approximately 11 hours of theory and 11 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 15. Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Course or equivalent. Minimum of 20 logged dives.

Emergency First Response Course

This course teaches primary care, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and how to handle other life-threatening conditions such as serious bleeding, shock management, and spinal cord injuries as a layperson. This course also teach secondary care, or First Aid, and how to handle choking, illness assessment, and injury assessment.

Course Length: 22 hours consisting of approximately 11 hours of theory and 11 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: None.

 

PADI Divemaster Course

This course is the first level of professional diving leadership and allows divers to lead certified divers and work within the industry. Divers will learn how to manage divers and perform their duty of care. Topics include: dive Planning, dive management and control; supervising students in training and certified divers; dive theory, emergency management; underwater mapping.

Course Length: 156 hours consisting of approximately 78 hours of theory and 78 hours of application in confined and open water environments.

Prerequisite: Minimum age 18. Must have a Medical Statement completed within the last 12 months; Certified as Open Water Scuba Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver; Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care within 24 months. Minimum of 40 logged dives.

Divemaster Course Pricing

Tuition
Equipment
Classroom Materials
Total

$2,338.00
$5,722.88
$574.35
$8,635.23

Required Equipment and Materials

Please contact VA Program Administrative Manager at (808) 922-3483 or Connect With Us to ask questions of our PADI Course Directors.

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