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Take the first step in your dive career and take the PADI Divemaster Course. Working closely with one of our Instructors, you'll expand your dive knowledge and experience and hone your skills as you become a PADI Dive Professional. Divemaster Training at Essex Scuba Diving develops your leadership skills by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can Divemaster's do?

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist Instructors with students
  • Lead Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify Skin Divers
  • Teach Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct 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 organisation.
  • EFR Certification, or equivalent from an other organisation.
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organisation.
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • 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 organisational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

How long will it take?

  • Two weeks - three months, depending on each students ability. Courses are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere

What course materials are required?

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

  • Divemaster Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) - all versions (Table and eRDPml 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 Divemaster's. You may purchase these guides from us or Download from the PADI website

After training you can go and work in the dive industry in some far off land, or help in one of our pool training sessions to gain additional experience. This will help if you wish to progress to become a PADI Instructor. If this is your dream then please visit our Instructor Development page.


Please Email us here for additional information on SCUBA Diving Courses in Colchester Essex.

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