PADI Divemaster Internship
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Professional levels of recreational scuba diving begin with the PADI Divemaster course. You will work with a PADI Instructor and be continuously expanding your dive knowledge and honing your skills to the professional level. The training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
Dive course duration
4 – 12 weeks (the longer the better you become)
Dive course pre-requisite
- Be 18 years or older
- Certified to the level of PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- Possess the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
- Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
What can you teach?
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
- Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
- Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
- Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
- Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
- Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
- If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
- Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
- Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified Divemaster.
- Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
- Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
- Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
- Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
- Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
How do I get Involved?
When is the best time to start?
We highly recommend that you begin your course from early April – mid June.
- The PADI Divemaster crewpak (includes):
- The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
- The Diving Knowledge Workbook – a self-study guide used in preparation for the Divemaster and Instructor exams.
- Divemaster slates
- PADI Divemaster Manual
- CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster-conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately
- Your own diving equipment (students are welcome to borrow equipment whilst training but are required to be fully equipped before completion (We provide good rates for DM’s.
- Personal Visas