Who should do this course?

PADI divemaster

If you love scuba diving and want to share it with others let PADI Divemaster course make your passion into a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters as leaders, mentors, and motivators. As a divemaster, you not only get to pursue your passion for diving, you get to share it with others.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first step towards becoming a professional. Working closely with a PADI Instructor or being part of an instructor team, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills (like perfecting the effortless hover) and refine your rescue skills. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management skills, and will become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others into the world of diving and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at remote locations or at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

Why with us?

Scuba model

Doing your DMT with us here will let you experience all of the best diving around Panglao and the neighboring islands like Balicasag, Pamilacan, Cabilao, Sumilon and the islets Pungtod and Gak-ang. We want our divemaster trainees to see all the divesites this beautiful place has to offer and assist with all our skillful in-house divemasters and instructors on a daily basis.
Because we have a big student-flow it is always possible to participate in many diving activities and see how the pro’s work.
Our instructors are well rounded dive professionals that can help you improve your diving skills and teach you the necessary new skills you will need to become a great divemaster.
We emphasize gaining interest in marine life and deepening proficiency of the taxonomy and behavior of underwater animals, especially the variety of local creatures. Bohol is famous for the general diversity of marine life, but especially for the rich macro-diving. You will finish your divemaster training with a lot of new knowledge on marine critters.
Because we emphasize environmental protection you will also be able to partake in our beach clean-ups, dive-against-debris dives, COT removal dives and maybe some coral rehabilitation workshops.
Besides all this, you can also enroll in one of our freediving courses and explore your ability to dive on a single breath with our freediving instructor.

Prerequisites

PADI divemaster

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
• A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
• At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – contact ben@divezenith.com to double-check.

What will you learn?

Balicasag

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterski
lls exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

• The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
• Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
• Diver safety and risk management
• Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
• Business of diving and your career
• Awareness of the dive environment
• Dive setup and management
• Mapping an open water site
• Conducting dive briefings
• Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
• Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
• Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.

How can you start learning now already?

Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.
Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Enroll now and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.
Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.

What SCUBA-gear will you use?

PADI Course Director

As a dive professional, you’ll want to your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.

We do offer rental gear but it is strongly recommended to come fully equipped already.  This will give you more credibility and will speed up your learning curve.

Check with your ben@seaquestdivecenter.com to get advice about everything you’ll need as a dive pro.

Price and what is included in the cost?

Dive Philippines

The price of the Divemaster Course is 56000php and includes the PADI crewpack, tank and weights rental, environmental fees, as well as instructor guidance. The PADI registration fees is an additional 196 AUD.

Even though the course only requires 20 dives there is unlimited diving for our candidates during the duration of the course.  This will give you the skills and experience you need to begin immediately as a professional divemaster. The course is generally two months.

You can continue straight away with your instructor training, if you have more than 100 dives and were certified as an open water diver more than 6 months earlier.