DIVE TRAINING

Dive Master Course

$1,800 - $2,800

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Note: 12 week internships are available for the right applicant at a reduced rate. Please contact Paihia Dive for details.

What can PADI Dive Masters do?

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What Do I Need to Start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 40 logged dives
  • 18 years old

What Will I Do?

  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

How Long Will it Take?

This varies from student to student. We typically see the Dive Master program completed between four weeks to three months.

What Course Materials are Required?

The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
    *Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets) The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters.     

CONTACT US

If you have questions or if you would like to speak with one of the dive team please feel free to contact us.

Address: PO Box 29, Paihia 0247, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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