Minimum Age: 18


Equipment: Divemaster candidates MUST have their own equipment (regulator, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel). Tanks and weights will be provided.


Duration: 3 months part time (could be shorter, based on performance)


As the entry to professional levels in diver training, the PADI Divemaster course plays a pivotal role within the PADI System of diver education. Those who join the PADI Divemaster ranks, assist you and other instructors with training student divers. They supervise diving activities for certified divers, snorkelers and skin divers. Obviously, these entry-level professionals can strongly influence the safety and fun divers enjoy during training and diving. At the same time, many PADI Divemasters are looking ahead, gaining professional experience they will apply as PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Take the first step to becoming a PADI Pro with the PADI Divemaster Internship Course.


Working closely with a PADI Instructor you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by teaching how to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.


The course covers dive leadership, through classroom and independent study sessions, water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water, plus training exercises to test organizational and problem-solving abilities.


What does this course prepare you for?

Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations.


• Assist PADI Instructors with students

• Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours

• Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers (snorkelling)

• Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs

• Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers (refresher course)

• Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences

• Teach Emergency First Response (EFR) programs (after successful completion of an EFR Instructor course)

• Run Discover Scuba sessions (after completing DSD Leader)



Variable, dependent on volume of other courses, plus your availability. As a guide, you need a bare minimum of 6 weekends for the internship.



• Certified Rescue Diver or have an equivalent certification from another training organisation

• Valid EFR or equivalent first aid certification, within the past 2 years

• Current signed medical examination

• 20 logged dives to start, 60 for completion

• Preferably have your own equipment before the start of the course

   (we offer a 10% discount on dive gear for Divemaster students).

Where can I go from here?

A PADI Divemaster can enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor course or enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course to become a certified instructor.