Divemaster Course

During the PADI 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 to improve their diving abilities.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone your skills and increase your confidence. Then as a PADI 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 aquatic realm.

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Prerequisite: Rescue Diver, current Emergency First Responder (or equivalent), 40 logged dives to enter training, 60 logged dives prior to receiving certification

How long does it take?

The entire course takes approximately 50 hours to complete. Included are:

  • 20 hours academic instruction
  • 10 hours confined water skills training
  • 18 hours skills assessment and internship

How much does it cost?

Course: $700

This fee covers pool fees, instructor fees, and instruction.

*** Divemaster lectures and Dive Theory lectures can be done online at PADI.com. This can be done for convenience, but does not effect the cost of the Divemaster course. Make sure to tag Scuba World, Inc. when you register for online learning.***

Required Equipment

  • You must provide your own diving equipment

You will need to purchase the Divemaster Crew Pack separately, which includes:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP & eRDPml)
  • Hologram for certification

When can I begin?

Start today!

Once you purchase your training materials, read the text, watch the DVD and complete knowledge review questions at home, at your leisure. Then schedule your academic sessions with the knowledgeable and friendly Scuba World Instructor.

We offer weekday, weeknight and weekend sessions. The academic portion is taught at Scuba World.

What are the skills evalutation and internship?


During the course you will be evaluated on your general diving skill and your ability to demonstrate basic skills to a novice diver. The internship consists of serving as an instructional assistant for other levels of training to gain familiarity with the diver training process.

Quarry Checkout

Costs are:

  • Quarry entrance fee: $30-40 per person / day
  • 3 tank fills: $8 / fill
  • Accommodations to stay overnight. Either motels are $110 per night or camping at the quarry is $10 per night.

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