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Divemaster

PADI DIVEMASTER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

PADI eLearning, watermanship skills, workshops and internship course


BECOME A PADI CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DIVER

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first level of the PADI Professional rating. As a PADI Divemaster, you will hold the minimum rating for professional employment in the diving industry. Your qualification will allow you to supervise recreational diving activities (either boat or land-based), work as an instructional assistant on all PADI courses and is just one step away from a PADI Instructor rating.

This first professional level certification will give you the training required to be able to answer students questions, supervise students in training, plan and execute dives, plan and arrange dive logistics, assist PADI Instructors, crew a dive vessel, lead and supervise dives, and much more.

The Dive Master certification will give you the knowledge of an Instructor and the skills to be able to demonstrate skills to the highest standard.

A Perth Scuba Dive Master course to us, is like an apprenticeship. We want you to be able to finish your course and be ready for job placement or employment within the industry.

You will not only learn Dive master level theory, dive with Students in training and lead dives with qualified divers, You will be trained in dive retail, dive travel, minor repair equipment servicing and as a Perth Scuba Dive Master, you will also receive the DM “plus” certification allowing you to teach Discover Scuba courses in a swimming pool.

These valuable skills and additional areas you will be trained, will put you in a great position to seek employment in any one of PADI’s 5800 dive shops and resorts around the world.

Looking for employment locally? Perth Scuba employ our own trained Dive Masters and Instructors, that’s why we have the best instructional team in Perth. And as we are part of the Dive Locker group of stores, we are even able to offer employment within the group to the right dive professional.

Inclusions

  • PADI eLearning (all your dive theory online)
  • PADI Divemaster Crew Pack
  • DSD Instructor Cue Cards
  • PADI Divemaster Slates
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • SCUBA Tune Up Guidebook
  • PADI Pro Training Log
  • PADI Professional Bag
  • PADI Instructor Manual & eRDPML
  • Divemaster Hologram
  • 2 Boat Dives
  • Beach Dives
  • Pool Fees & Air Fills (on course days)
  • Perth Scuba T-shirt
  • Dive Club Membership; free weekly club dives, special offers, loyalty reward points
  • Project AWARE Donation; supporting the marine environment

Pre-requisites

  • PADI Rescue Diver qualified (or equivalent)
  • CPR and First Aid training in the past 24 months (or add this certification to your Divemaster course when booking)
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Be fit to dive (answer NO to all the questions on the RSTC Medical Statement) or be deemed FIT TO DIVE by a Doctor

The internship consists of six parts: 

  • After you book, you will receive login instructions for the online PADI eLearning Rescue Course theory. These modules and quizzes must be completed before you arrive at Perth Scuba and start your practical training.
  • Practical training with Perth Scuba’s experienced Instructors with an orientation, followed by water skills training in a swimming pool, followed by workshops training at a Perth beach.
  • You will assist our Instructors with Open Water, Advanced and Rescue diver students with course safety, briefings, diving, management and organisational aspects.
  • You will assist our Boat Crew with guiding divers on our vessel to Rottnest Island, helping divers with their gear, answering questions and making their day awesome
  • You will learn from our Dive Shop staff about dive and snorkel equipment, fitting customers into the correct gear and answering customer questions.
  • Finally you will be assessed on your professional conduct throughout your interactions with your peers, Instructors, Divers and guests.

Course Schedule

Monthly Schedule

  1. Saturday 8:30am – 10:30am – Orientation
  2. Saturday 10:30am – 5pm – Water Skills
  3. Sunday 8:30am – 5pm – Workshop

COURSE AVAILABILITY

Be a leader to other divers!



Important Health and Safety Information:
Prior to commencing your dive course, you are required to complete the self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A YES answer to any questions indicates there is a pre-existing condition which may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner, preferably with experience in diving medicine, to obtain a dive medical certificate that states you are medically fit to dive. Your medical must be completed before starting your practical training with Perth Scuba.

To obtain a copy of the form Click Here

Handy Tips

  • Ask plenty of questions, our Instructors want to help you gain confidence and experience as a dive professional.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle so you can drink lots of water and stay hydrated throughout the days.
  • Invest in a your own spare parts kit, there’s nothing quite like being able to show your Instructor you’re ready for any problem and can solve it.
  • You’ll need a pocket mask during your course. If you don’t own yours yet, we have pocket masks available in store to purchase during your course.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen/sun protection
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Dive equipment (Don’t have your own yet? As a dive professional you should own your own equipment. This is so you’re equipment to work in the dive industry and are self sufficient. Ask our team about the best dive packages to suit a dive professional)
  • Dive medical if required (Ask us if you’re not sure)
  • Complete PADI eLearning (printed copy or email us a copy)

Flying after diving?

  • We recommend that you do not fly within 24 hours of diving. The earliest you should fly is 4 pm on the day after your course concludes.

Do I need to be an experienced diver?

  • YES. You can join the Divemaster course immediately after your Rescue Course or years after becoming a Rescue diver. Plus, you’ll need to have a minimum of 40 dives at commencement, and 60 dives by the end of your internship. Your course is to train you to become a better diver.
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