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

  • 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 certification.

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

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills 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
  • Divesite setup and management
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba refresh and skin diver course
  • Assisting with discover scuba dives and leading fun dives

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 signalling 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 us to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro and to sign up for your course!

Discover all beautiful diving spots on Aruba

happy divers is located at
palm beach in noord

Our boat is docked at the pier of Hadicurari, on Palm Beach, in front of the beautiful resorts of Aruba. Close by you can find the Happy Divers Aruba shop. This is where we store all our equipment and sell our famous rashguards and diving shirts. Our boat dive sites are located in the North-West of the island and the shore dives near the Airport. To book a guided shore or boat dive you can use our easy booking form! Or contact us for any questions.