The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional scuba diving qualification offered by PADI. A qualified PADI Divemaster may assist an instructor with student training i.e. PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Speciality courses as well as personally teaching Scuba Reviews, Reactivates and the Skin Diver courses. Guiding and navigating dives for groups of certified divers is another important and fun role performed by a PADI Divemaster.
PADI Divemaster trainees assist our experienced instructors with courses as they complete their course and we believe we offer one of the best and most professional Divemaster courses in the UK.
During the PADI Divemaster course you will learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You will complete water skills and stamina exercises as well as training that stretches your ability to organise and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
As you progress through your PADI Divemaster course you will expand your diving knowledge, improve your skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you will use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them improve as divers.
PADI Divemaster course Crewpack including the below
PADI Divemaster Course Manual
PADI Divemaster slates
PADI Instructor Manual
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
PADI Professional Log
DSD Cue Cards
PADI Pro Bag
PADI Divemaster Application package
You also have the option to complete the PADI Divemaster Elearning theory at an additional cost but this is not a requirement.
Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification. We can help you get these dives
Be fit for diving and submit an HSE Dive Medical signed by an HSE dive doctor within the last 12 months.
The course can be completed part time over a few months or you can take as long as you need around your busy London life. Courses starting weekly
An express option is available
£499 - Special Offer only £399
PADI Divemaster course materials £150. Each Divemaster is required by PADI to have the course materials which include the PADI Instructor Manual, Divemaster Manual, Scuba TuneUp manual, Encyclopaedia of Diving, Discover Scuba Diving slates and Divemaster slates which all come in a PADI bag.
Heavily discounted speciality courses are available for all our PADI DM candidates
We use several pools in Wandsworth, Kingston and Lambeth in South West London including Putney Leisure Centre, Tooting Leisure Centre, Leisure Centre, Southfields Community College and Wimbledon Leisure Centre in London. Our open water sessions take place at Wraysbury, St Andrews Lake, Vobster Quay, Chepstow and Swanage
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 Snorkeling program
Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader - independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster
Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster. Any of these can be completed at a discounted price if you have signed up for the PADI Divemaster course with Dive Wimbledon