Divemaster Course – Pro

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Divemaster Course

Divemasters Wanted! Join the Tribe!

to live in New York City is not a excuse!!

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for scuba diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart?  If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Divemaster in New York City.

When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for scuba diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

PADI Divemaster Course in NYC

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 PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a SCUBA Diving 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 both the  Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

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 authorized to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course in our pool in NYC
  • Conduct the  Skin Diver course and Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the Discover Local Diving experience in NYC area.
  • Conduct the Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • 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 SCUBA Diving Instructor.
  • Conduct the Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a SCUBA Diving Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

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 highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything at your local dive shop

 

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak.  Please ask your SCUBA Diving Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.   

You also have the option to take Divemaster Online and purchase the Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for 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 Divemaster:

  •  Search and Recovery (Highly recommended)
  • Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
  • Dive Theory Online
  • Boat Diver
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Diver (You can even sign up for the PADI Enriched Air Course Online!)
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation