As a recent diver in training, hopefully your interactions with your instructor have led you to trust and admire him or her as an educator, a mentor, a diver and an individual. The vast majority of recreational scuba instructors are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and professional and he or she has hopefully inspired you to become passionate about diving. Maybe you could even see yourself following in your instructor°«s footsteps and becoming a professional scuba instructor yourself. So naturally you start wondering what professional education and teaching credentials your instructor has and whether all instructors have the same qualifications. What is it really like to work as a scuba instructor? And what does it take to become one?
So what are the requirements to become a Divemaster?
First you need to meet all these requirements:
You must be at least 18 years old
Complete the Open Water Course
Complete the Advanced Open Water Course
Complete the Rescue Diver Course
Complete The Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
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 the certification.
What you will you learn
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
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
Further Information at PADI Divemaster