"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O
"Great store! Great people! Best diving center I've ever seen!"

-Lawrence C
"Best place to learn how to dive in OC! Our instructor was very knowledgeable about diving and was a great teacher. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in diving."

-Bert C
"They have awesome prices and will beat anyone else. I drive all the way from long beach and it's worth it for the services and prices! "

-Matthew G
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"Supporting local business isn't just good for your community, it's just good sense when these guys offer so much more than faceless department stores. You won't regret testing the waters with a small army of support at your back."

-Ryan D
"Great store! Great people! Best diving center I've ever seen!"

-Lawrence C
"Great store! Great people! Best diving center I've ever seen!"

-Lawrence C
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O

Divemaster

Who should take this course?

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • 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
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • 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

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.

What scuba gear will you use?

As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

Check with your local dive center to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro.

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