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Caribbean PADI Divemaster & Instructor 


This course takes driven students from Rescue divers and turns them into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. It is a 28-day scuba immersion. The Divemaster course will increase your dive theory knowledge to the level required of dive professionals, while introducing you to the role and conduct of PADI dive professionals. You will not only learn how to demonstrate skills, but how to teach in-water skills from novice divers to professional Divemasters. Lastly you will learn about the opportunities that await you once you successfully complete your training. This course is accredited through the American Council on Education (ACE).

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  • Complete knowledge development segments and pass the Divemaster final exams
  • Create an emergency assistance plan for a designated dive site/location
  • Complete water skills exercises
  • Complete a diver rescue assessment
  • Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment
  • Complete practical application assessments
  • Meet the professionalism criteria
  • Be able to present knowledge development teaching presentations from Discover Scuba Diver through Divemaster courses
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate and teach confined open water skills of the Open Water Diver Course
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate skills and conduct training dives for Adventures in Diving through Divemaster
  • Pass all written exams with a 75% or better in preparation for the Instructor examination


  • The role and characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising general diving activities for certified divers
  • Dive briefings
  • Problem management and judgment
  • Divemaster’s role in accident management
  • Supervising specialized dive activities
  • Assisting with student divers in training
  • Dive theory introduction
  • The physics of diving
  • The physiology of diving
  • Dive equipment
  • Decompression theory and the RDP
  • Divemaster conducted programs
  • Risk management
  • The business of diving and divecareers
  • Risk management
  • How to teach the Recreational Dive Planner
  • Developing knowledge development presentations
  • Teaching in confined open water
  • Conducting open water dives
  • How to teach the Open Water Diver Course
  • How to teach the Adventures in Diving Program
  • How to teach Rescue Diver Course
  • How to teach the Divemaster Course


  • Water Skills Assessment: 800 meter nonstop swim using mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation with no score below 3.
  • Water Skills Development : 400-metre swim without swimming aids - 5-minute tread water - 800-metre mask fin snorkel swim - 100-metre tired diver tow - unresponsive diver rescue assessment - dive skills workshop:24 skills - practical application workshops
  • Dive Site Set Up and Management : Dive Briefing - Search and Recovery Scenario
  • Divemaster Conducted Program Workshops : Scuba Review in Confined Water - Skin Diver Course - Discover Scuba Diving Program - Discover Local Diving Course
  • Practical Assessments : Open Water Diver Students in Confined Open Water - Open Water Diver Students in Open water - Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water - Certified Divers in Open water - Professionalism

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Caribbean PADI Divemaster & Instructor
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  • 7 Credits
College Credit
  • 7 physical education Credits
  • Prerequisites
  • 18+ years old
  • Certified Rescue Diver
  • Proof of Current CPR and First Aid
  • Proof of 80 logged dives

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