The PADI Divemaster course is the first step towards becoming a dive professional. You will work closely with a PADI Instructor to fine-tune your scuba diving skills and improve your rescue skills in order to become a better problem solver. A PADI Divemaster can work with dive organizations around the world to lead scuba diving activities and help with training.
Our instructors at Somer Dive Center will nourish you with various ideas, techniques and skills from their own experience in order for you to build your own style. You will also gain a valueable experience through working with real-life customers in Komodo.
With the PADI Divemaster course you will learn to be a leader in scuba diving activities. There will be knowledge development sessions and lots of practices. The topics cover:
- 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
It is highly recommended to have your own basic scuba gear, including a dive computer, a dive knife and a couple surface signaling devices. For the practical exercises, you will be provided with a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.
It typically takes 4-8 weeks to become a PADI Divemaster but it also depends on your schedule. Some people choose to take the course part-time and split it over the course of a few months.