Become A Padi Dive Master
Looking for information on how to become a PADI dive master? Once you become a PADI dive master, you will be able to teach many programs, such as the PADI Scuba Review program and the PADI Discover Snorkeling program. You will also be able to supervise all aspects of a training activity, such as the planning and organizing of scheduled dives.
To become a PADI dive master, you will need:
- A computer with an Internet connection (if you wish to take your learning course online)
- Basic scuba equipment, such as a compass, dive slate, dive watch and dive knife
- Prerequisites. There are several prerequisites to becoming a PADI dive master. To become a PADI dive master, you will need to be at least eighteen years old, be both a PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, to have completed an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course within the past 24 months, to have have completed at least 40 documented dives and have a physician signed Medical Statement.
- Divemaster Learning Course. There are two ways to complete the PADI dive master learning course. One option is through eLearning, where you will be able to complete the knowledge portion of the course online. If you aren't interested in that, you can head on over to your local PADI dive shop to purchase the crew-pak that is needed for the PADI dive master learning course.
- Divemaster Certification Exam. Once you have completed the PADI dive master learning course, you will need to pass the certification exam to become a dive master. To find a location where you can take the dive master certification exam, click on "Teach Diving" on the PADI website and then "Search for Instructor Examinations". You will then be able to enter your country and state to find a local testing center near you.
Once you have become a PADI dive master, you will be able to obtain other certifications, such as PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.