For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack in the diving industry look no further. The PADI Divemaster GO PRO program is your first step leadership level in the PADI System of diver education. This rating denotes you as a person who:
1. Has a high level of personal scuba skills
2. Has instructor level knowledge of diving theory
3. Has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities
4. Is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.
In other words, you're the cream of the crop and we want you!
As you may know, many PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors. So the training and experience you gain trough the PADI Divemaster programme helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator. To help shape you into a Dive Professional, PADI has developed the PADI Divemaster Crew-Pak and various other material.
As a PADI Divemaster, you'll be qualified to:
· Organise, conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, both land and boat based
· Assist PADI Instructors in conducting PADI Diver programmes.
To qualify for PADI Divemaster training, you'll need to:
· Be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver
· Be certified as a Rescue Diver
· Be in current EFR status
· Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster
· Be at least 18 years old
· Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.
You'll complete three phases in the PADI Divemaster programme:
1. Watermanship and skills assessment
2. Watermanship and stamina
3. General diving skills
· Diving physics
· Diving physiology
· Diving skills and environment
· Supervising students in training
· Dive management and control
· Dive planning
· Emergency assistance plan for diving emergencies in the local diving area
· Mapping a local Bunaken National Park dive site
This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programmes. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater diving guide in the Bunaken National Park area.
As a PADI Divemaster you'll be able to:
· Act as certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors
· Supervise participants in PADI experience programmes for uncertified divers under the direction of a PADI instructor
· Generally supervise both training and non training related diving activities by planning, organising and directing dives
· Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
· Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers
· Enroll in PADI Instructor level training.
Upon successfully completing the PADI Divemaster programme, you'll receive a certification card and wall certificate denoting this rating. You'll also become a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance and access to the professional PADI member's website.
Location: Bunaken National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Dives: Unlimited dives concerning course activities to all local dive sites
Duration: 15+ days or internship, depending on your skill development. This timeframe assumes pre-study, so if you don't have chance to do that, then add an extra seven to ten days.
Includes: experienced PADI instructor, use of latest PADI training materials including DVD's and CD-ROM's from the on site PADI Library.
You will need to buy the Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving, and Knowledge Development Workbook, Recreational Dive Planner Table and Wheel versions, as well as the Divemaster manual, Electronic RDP and Divemaster slates as part of the course, or supply them yourself. You will also need to pay the DM application fee and membership fees direct to PADI, and you will be expected to have twenty logged dives by the start of the course. Please note, that you must have at least sixty logged dives and your own equipment to gain your Divemaster qualification.
Price: 650 Euro for experienced divers for a two to three week course.
850-950 Euro for an internship program that may last from five to eight weeks