The Divemaster course is the first professional level in the PADI system and develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. It can be the first step in your dive career.
During the PADI Divemaster course you will learn about supervising certified divers, assisting with students, risk management, the physiology of diving, dive equipment, the physics of diving, decompression theory, the recreational dive planner, diving skills, the underwater environment and how to independently conduct certain PADI programs and courses.
You will be required to prove your water skills and stamina and be taught how to demonstrate skills for students and continue to hone your rescue techniques. You will gain practical experience by completing an emergency assistance plan and underwater map and either by assisting on courses or by a series of scenarios.
To enroll in a Divemaster course you will need to have a current medical statement signed by a physician and submit proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months.
The Divemaster is the first step on the PADI professional ladder and the more you put into the course the more you will get out of it. At LSD we have 5 lead instructors and one of these will be you guide through this fantastic course. Although you might work with many instructors during your time with us, your lead instructor will be your mentor.
So what’s involved?
The course is designed for people who are happy to study in their own time and complete the course at their own pace as everyone has commitments outside this course.
To complete the course you need to:
Read the Divemaster manual, watch the video and complete all of the knowledge reviews.
Attend 4 lectures (Course Orientation, Dive Theory, Assisting with Students and Supervising Certified Divers).
Independently study for and pass 2 theory exams.
Demonstrate 24 skills from the Open Water Diver Course.
Perform a demonstration of your rescue skills.
Pass a water skills and stamina test.
Pass five Practical skills ranging from Dive Site management to Deep Dive Scenarios.
Pass five Program workshops to help develop your knowledge and skills during a role play environment.
Pass four practical assessments while helping with real students during sessions from PADI courses
Every week at LSD we have Divemaster sessions which range from skill circuits in the pool to theory presentations to assist you in preparation for your exams. These are run by our lead Instructors.
All of the academic and confined water sessions are conducted by senior instructors at our purpose built dive centre in London. Academic modules are carried out in state of the art classrooms with the confined water sessions conducted in our on-site heated pool. The open water work is generally carried out at Wraysbury Dive Centre although trips to the coast and other inland sites can be arranged.
The Divemaster Course is priced at £449 and this includes unlimited pool use for practicing skills, lead instruction, instructor presentations, equipment, unlimited air tanks for training & access to all courses at LSD.
Not included are:
Divemaster crew pack priced at £169 (£140 if you do the course with us) which now includes the new PADI Instructor manual, new dive slates and Encyclopedia of Recreational diving.
Application for PADI membership. This is payable directly to PADI and is currently £83.40
Transport and entry fees to Wraysbury or expenses at other open water venues.
The Divemaster course is paid for but the certification is earned and we are extremely confident that you will have an amazing time on an amazing course.
Duration: Your own time and your own pace
Minimum age: 18 years
Prerequisites: Rescue Diver with 40 logged dives
Dates: Starts daily
For further information and contact details click London School of Diving