This course is ideal for PADI certified divers who are looking to take it to the next level and interact in a more meaningful way with the underwater environment.
Duration: Two months
Level: Certified divers
If you are reading this page, it’s because you are either interested in or planning on pursuing a career in scuba diving. The Divemaster program is the entry point to the leadership ranks of scuba divers and one of the greatest accomplishments for a diver.
This program is only available to individuals who have the qualities to become a divemaster, and simply being selected to take this program is an achievement to be proud of.
This program is for individuals looking to make their mark in scuba diving and become professional PADI divers. You become qualified to guide dives, assist PADI instructors in training students, and open up a world of opportunities for yourself as there are many employers who have need of PADI Divemasters.
If you have not just a deep passion for diving, but also the knowledge of proper diving techniques and the willingness to help others learn, then this course is for you. As a PADI Divemaster, you serve other divers and act a role model to them as they continue their journey up the diving ranks.
To complete the certifications, you also need to pay $244 for the online e-learning payable to PADI.
- What You Learn
The Divemaster course is more than just diving. By taking this program, you are already a highly qualified diver who should possess strong diving skills. This course not only teaches you how to truly master your diving skills and techniques, but it also introduces you to the teaching ranks of scuba diving and being a leader in the field.
You learn about what it means to become a PADI Divemaster and the responsibilities that this role entails, how to supervise and plan diving activities, how to assist PADI instructors with other diver training, become an expert on diver safety and the environment, and master specialized skills and activities.
By the end of this course, you acquire all the knowledge and application skills you need to provide leadership and guidance to paying customers in all situations. You establish yourself as a master of your field and can be called upon to help other divers with questions, assistance, and guidance.
- How to Complete the Divemaster Program
To become a PADI certified Divemaster, you need to apply to DiveCarib by contacting us with your application. We only accept individuals who demonstrate the qualities that are required for a PADI Divemaster candidate.
This program can be demanding both physically and intellectually. We only accept divemaster students on an internship basis. How long it takes you to become a certified divemaster varies. However, it usually takes about two months or more.
Certifying individuals as PADI Divemasters is a reflection on PADI and DiveCarib, and only those who show a true interest in the philosophies that shape the divemaster profession are accepted.
Steps and guidance on how to complete this program are broken down in detail for accepted candidates. You are required to complete nine knowledge reviews from the PADI Divemaster Manual and read and become familiar with several other PADI learning resources and any other sources of information deemed necessary during training.
Your training is carried out both in and out of the water, in one-on-one situations, while assisting paying customers, and in simulated scenarios with DiveCarib staff. Your internship requires you to work with DiveCarib so that you can truly learn how a successful dive business is run and how to properly serve PADI customers.
When your instructor has deemed successful your completion of all required activities, you write the final exam and become a certified PADI Divemaster. For those who apply, we wish you good luck and look forward to adding another member to the divemaster ranks
- How Much Does a Divemaster Internship Cost?
The Divemaster program is broken into two sections. The first is your online e-learning knowledge development, which is $225 for the Divemaster Manual and $125 for the Online Theory Encyclopedia, both payable to PADI.
The second portion is your actual divemaster training program with DiveCarib, which is $1,250 payable to DiveCarib. All prices are in U.S. dollars. All applicable taxes and fees are included; there are no hidden fees.
- Why Trust Us with Your Scuba Diving Education?
Becoming a PADI Divemaster takes a real commitment to your passion for scuba diving. This is not the type of program you want to take lightly and try to get done as quickly as possible. When you are a divemaster, you are expected to be the professional customers need you to be, which requires you to really master the skills and knowledge necessary to guide other PADI divers.
We take our commitment to our customers very seriously and hope all our Divemaster candidates do too. You should make sure your training is complete and profound. This is why the divemaster program with DiveCarib is so thorough; because we produce the best.
Our head staff are two of the most experienced PADI professionals in the Caribbean. We have over 10 years of successful PADI dive center management, a diving world record holder, and over 40 years of collective professional PADI experience between us. This does not include what our other staff brings to the table.
We have trained more students than we can count over the years through all levels of PADI certifications, and can be guaranteed to prepare you for a successful life as PADI Divemaster. We are the only independent five-star PADI facility in Antigua, and credibility matters if you are considering investing your time in your education.