Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster programme. During this programme you will work closely with a PADI Instructor as you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
The programme will also introduce you to the theory behind diving. Learn about dive physics, physiology and equipment. Gain experience supervising students under the guidance of a PADI Instructor and run daily diving activities in both confined water and the ocean.
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:
Supervise both training and non-training related activities by planning, organising and directing dives
Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling programme
Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
Conduct the PADI Reactivate programme
(Please note that course price does NOT include the PADI membership application costs)
18 Years Old
Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a doctor within the previous 12 months. *Please get in touch for more information
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
Due to the ongoing risk of COVID 19, to ensure our safety and yours, we have changed things around a little here at Dive Wellington.
Customers must wear a face-covering inside at all times, and keep a 2m distance between other customers and staff where possible.
If travelling for a course/dive club, we will have very limited transport in the Dive Wellington van, but we recommend taking your own private vehicle to the site.
Masks, snorkels and regulators will be soaked in disinfectant after each use to avoid transmission.
As always, if you are unwell or have cold/flu-like symptoms, please stay home and get tested.
Please help keep everyone safe by following these regulations.
To help you get the best deal out of your course we have created various options for you:
1. If you have all of your own equipment* the BASIC PACKAGE is for you.
2. If you have some of your own equipment*, but not everything, choose the BASIC PACKAGE and contact us for a price on the equipment you do need to hire.
3. If you have no equipment at all, choose the COMPLETE PACKAGE.
4. If you just want to pay the deposit for the course to secure your place, choose START NOW. You can sort out your equipment requirements closer to your chosen course start date.
*Please note that if you have some or all of your own equipment, it needs to be appropriate for the local diving environment and in a safe condition to use on the course. Dive Wellington reserves the right to inspect and test your equipment prior to the course starting, and has sole discretion on whether it can be used on the course. For more information please contact us.
You can start your course right away when you purchase "Start NOW". You will be sent an eLearning code, a link to the eLearning web page, and instructions on how to access the online theory content.
We will be in contact to discuss course dates and options.
In order to complete the course, you will still need to finish any remaining training elements, including medical forms, pool and sea training, if included. You will need to pay for the remainder of the course before your in water training commences.
First - purchase your course online. Next, we'll get in contact and give you dates, and your course information pack. This pack includes all the course details, online training information (if applicable), medical forms, etc.
On the medical form, you will need to answer a few questions. Please read the form carefully before filling it out.
If you answer YES to ANY of the questions, please follow the instructions on the form. You may be required to gain clearance from your doctor before we can take you diving.
If the answers are all NO, you don't need to see a doctor. Please get in touch if you have any questions. You can find the form here.
If your course includes online training, you can start right away with your online training code.