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DIVEMASTER Divemasters Wanted! Join the Tribe!

The Divemaster Course with SA SCUBA SHACK

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that's right be paid to do what you love: become a PADI or NAUI Divemaster. When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI or NAUI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of Professional scuba instructors. These are PADI & NAUI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI & NAUI Instructors, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI & NAUI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for the Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize 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 Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a certifed Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a Instructors during the training sessions for any PADI or NAUI Diver course
  • Conduct the Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the Scuba Review program
  • 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 an 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 an Instructor.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

Your Divemaster academics will be completed online.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact SA SCUBA SHACK. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.


To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • An Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • CPR training from an approved organization (course completion within the past 24 months).
  • Have at least 60 dives and 30 hours to begin the course.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

Here are some suggestions for other courses that will help make you more successful as a Divemaster:

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the SA SCUBA SHACK Team members.