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DIVEMASTER Divemasters Wanted!

The Divemaster Course with STONE OAK SCUBA

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that's right be paid to do what you love: become a Divemaster. These are the individuals sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with a Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for intructor training

What You Learn

During the Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a Instructor during the training sessions for any Diver course
  • Conduct Local Diving experiences
  • Conduct the scuba skills update program
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course on Training Dives.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a  Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is required that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

  • Dive Guide Manuel
  • Science of Diving Manuel
  • Professional Log
  • Cue Cards
  • Pro Bag

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other programs so they may have not been included in the Divemaster education materials. Please ask Stone Oak Scuba for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.


To take this course, you must be:

  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Must be an active status Professional Dive Guide.
  • Have the Science of Diving certification.
  • Logged at least 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.
  • Have the React right certification
  • Have the Stress & Rescue certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:


For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the STONE OAK SCUBA Team members.