• PADI Divemaster

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

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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 or side hustle.  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 helping others have as much fun diving as you do.

The Blue Crew Divemaster program is unique and one we take a lot of pride in.  As career development specialists, we know how important your professional foundation is, and this course is the most important step in building that foundation.  The Blue Crew Divemaster course can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years, while most usually get through it in one local dive season (3-6 months).  Our goal is not only to have you meet all PADI standards, but to have the skills and confidence to join any dive boat or dive center around the world with the skills and confidence to lead dives or assist in classes right away.  

We also want to make sure all of your skills and knowledge are at a high level so you can enroll in the Instructor Development Course when you are ready.  When Divemaster programs are rushed, or focused on simply checking boxes, we find those candidates tend to struggle in the Instructor Programs.  We want you, at your own pace, to nail the Divemaster program so you are ready to lead dives, teach, assist or just plain kick butt in the water.   We think you will love it, be challenged by it, and be extraordinarily proud of your accomplishment once you complete it.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with our Blue Crew instructor team, 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:

  • 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 organizations 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, 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.


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.  Don’t have that yet, a member of the Blue Crew will happily guide you to a kit that fits your style and budget.

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Contact us to sign up for the PADI Divemaster Certification and start living the dream!

Materials = Please contact us for pricing on materials. While there is a digital learning crewpack, we encourage all of our DM Candidates to invest in the paper copies of these materials, they are a great resource in your library, and will be utilized in all of your professional continuing education programs.


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