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Divemaster

Once you have done a substantial amount of recreational dives you may realize you would like to become a diving professional. This happened to the owner of this shop: inspired by the high level of knowledge, techniques, leadership, good judgment, and personal health of his divemasters, Juan Carlos aka Maca, decided to become a divemaster too. Now he says: "taking the divemaster course was the best decision I ever made in my life." If you are at the point in your diving career where you are considering taking this course, take the plunge and make a decision that you won't regret.

Course Outline

  • Theory
  • Practice in confined water
  • Practice in open water
  • Practice giving briefings
  • Guiding practice
  • Helping with students enrolled in other courses
  • Development of knowledge

Prerequisites

  • Advanced certification
  • Emergency First Responder certification
  • Rescue Diver certification
  • Over 40 logged dives prior to course start
  • Experience in deep dives
  • Experience doing night dives
  • Experience in navigation
  • At least 18 years of age

Course Schedule: 3 weeks

General Schedule of each course module

08:00 video, theory, knowledge review, practicals
12:30pm lunch
14:30pm theory, video, knowledge review, test
17:30pm home

Module #1 (3 days)

Class topic 1: the role and desired characteristics of the divemaster
Practicals: resistance, techniques in confined waters 
Independent study: Chapters 1-2 in divemaster manual, PADI video, emergency action plan

Module #2 (3 days)

Class topic 2: supervision of general activities of certified divers (objectives 1-18)
Practicals: resistance, techniques in confined waters #3, #4, exchange of equipment underwater
Independent study: dive physics

Module #3 (3 days)

Class topic 2: supervision of general activities of certified divers (objectives 19-25)
Practicals: evaluation of dive rescue, evaluation of techniques in confined waters 
Independent study: Chapters 3-4 on physiology in divemaster manual

Module #4 (3 days)

Class topic 3: help other students learning to dive
Practicals: confined water test (1-10)
Independent study: make a map, dive gear, Chapters 5-6 divemaster manual

Module #5 (3 days)

Class topic 9: programs led by the divemaster
Topic 10: risk management
Practicals: programs led by the divemaster
Independent study: Divemaster manual Chapter 7: decompression and PIR

Module #6 (3 days)

Class topic 4: introduction to dive theory
Topic 5: diving physics (review and answers)
Topic 6: physiology (review and answers)
Practicals: recooperation, training exercises, test 11-20
Independent study: Chapters 8-9 in divemaster manual

Module #7 (3 days)

Class topic 7: dive gear (review and answers)
Topic 8: dive theory (review and answers)
Topic 11: the dive business
Practicals: guiding, other practical exercises

Module #8 (3 days)

Class topic 12: continuing your career as a professional dive master
divemaster final exam(B)
Practicals: divemaster final exam, exam practicals, certification, course closure

Price Includes

  • Transportation
  • Divemaster manual (English or Spanish)
  • Yse of dive gear during the course
  • Training trips
  • Dives
  • T-shirt
  • Snack