Who Should Take This Course?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the 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 Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with an 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 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. Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world .
Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enrol in the 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 Instructor.
What will you learn?
The Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skill 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 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 Deep Diver and Search and Recovery specialty courses along with your Divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
What Gear Will I use?
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have:
• Basic scuba equipment
• Computer and compass
• Dive light and knife
• SMB and spool
• Pony Tank
Your Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
Phone us now: 1 604 329 3486
Visit us for chat: 6373 Bruce St, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2G5
*There are no refunds should you choose to drop out of the course part way through. Exceptions may be made if it is for a medical reason, with a doctors note