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PADI DIVEMASTER Your next PADI professional step

The PADI Divemaster Course with DIVE WIMBLEDON

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.

Course Overview

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 Elearning Crewpack including the below
  • PADI Divemaster Course Manual
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Divemaster Application package
  • Your own PADI Divemaster slates and DSD cue cards


To complete this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or an equivalent certification from another training organisation
  • A PADI Rescue Diver or anequivalent certification from another training organisation
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completed within the past 24 months.
  • 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


  • £799 - Special Offer only £499
  • PADI Divemaster course materials £200. Each Divemaster is required by PADI to have the course materials which include the PADI Divemaster Elearning, Discover Scuba Diving slates and Divemaster slates.
  • Heavily discounted speciality courses are available for all our PADI DM candidates
  • PADI Divermaster Course Gift Vouchers available here


  • 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.

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