PADI Divemaster Course

Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by teaching you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemasters:

  • Work with local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations.
  • Assist Instructors with scuba classes.
  • Lead certified divers on guided dives.
  • Conduct local diving orientations.
  • May be able to teach certain refresher, discovery, non-certification and emergency response courses.

Divemaster training is an important prerequisite for Assistant Instructor and Instructor training.


Who can enroll?

This course is open to divers who are:

What Is involved?

This course consists of:

  • Extensive self study.
  • Classroom sessions.
  • Pool sessions.
  • Open water training dives.
  • Participation in entry-level classroom, pool and open water training.
  • Participation in continuing education courses.

Where and when do classes take place?

Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Classroom and pool sessions take place right here at Squalo Divers. We have our own heated swimming pool. Open water dives take place at one of more than 50 dive sites that we have to offer.

Divemaster classes start at any time. Classroom and pool sessions are done during regular store hours. Open water dives are done any day of the week. All activities take place by appointment only.

What is included in the cost?

The course fee is $695 per person and includes:

  • All instruction.
  • Use of regulator, bcd, tanks and weights.
  • Seven days of open water training.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

What equipment will you need?

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Scuba mask, scuba snorkel, scuba fins.+
  • Adequate exposure protection.* +
  • Dive computer.* +
  • Underwater compass.* +
  • Audible surface signal.+
  • Surface signal (safety tube).+
  • Cutting tool.+
  • Slate.+
  • Bathing suit and towel.

*Items are available for rent at Squalo Divers.

+Items are available for purchase at Squalo Divers.


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