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
Where we train
Unless otherwise arranged or specified, all course training will be conducted at the house reef of Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu.
Ruby Rocks / Oxygen bar, a restaurant inside the resort is an ideal place to stay and hang around at in between in-water training sessions. They serve meals at a reasonable price.
How to proceed
Sign up for the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak which includes other reference materials, like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, that you’ll need during the course.
Also 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. We can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waters kills exercises, workshops and practical assessments. Send us an email so we can start discussing your plan to go pro.
This flexible training package takes a rescue diver to the Divemaster level in 12 days! Designed as program, this helps those who are looking at switching career to professional scuba diving with a minimal expense. See table below for comparison.
12 training days
Cutting Tool, Torch, SMB + Reel
Light lunch on training days
Free shared accommodation at our dormitory
10% Off on IDC
tanks, weights, instruction & certification
add-ons may be selected for total flexibility
Reusable water bottle & Dive Funatics Mr. Farts Shirt
Not included, are
PADI DM Application Fees
Other incidental expenses you might incur during your stay
Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course, provided that you have;
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months;
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification;
Rescue Diver with EFR certification issued in the last 24 months.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply. Ask us about it.