Who it's for:
What it’s about:
This is the entry-level rating for divers who would like to move on to
leadership roles in scuba diving. The focus is on professionalism and a deeper knowledge of dive theory than other
courses provide, and it also requires role-model diving skills.
How it works:
Using the Dive Master learning materials, the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, the
Diving Knowledge Workbook, and other resources you
- prepare for examinations on eight topics, among which are physics, physiology, and decompression theory
- develop an emergency assistance plan
- perform dive skills at demonstration-quality
- complete timed swimming, snorkeling, and floating tests
- demonstrate rescue skills
- work with (or simulate working with) an instructor and student divers
- work with (or simulate working with) certified divers
Classroom sessions, confined water sessions, open water sessions, required learning
Certification costs, additional learning materials, equipment.
To begin Divemaster training, a candidate must have at least 20 logged dives. To become
certified, the candidate must have at least 60 dives. Current CPR and First Aid certification is required. An
internship option is available and recommended.