The Divemaster Program Is The First Step In Becoming A Dive Professional
A divemaster (DM) is a role that includes organizing and leading recreational dives and is a qualification used in many parts of the world in recreational scuba diving for a diver who has responsibility over a group of divers and as a scuba diving guide.
The role of a divemaster can be different from place to place, but will generally include these following roles:
Organizing, conducting and supervising recreational diving activities (though not training), both shore and boat based.
Assisting instructors in conducting scuba diving courses, programs and activities for certified divers.
Supervising non-training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
Assessing the hazards of a dive site and informing the divers of the hazards
Briefing fun divers on the layout and points of interest of a dive site
Suggesting routes for a dive at a specific site for autonomous divers
Checking divers into and out of the water from a boat or shore entry point
Leading a group of divers in the water as a tour guide
Within the limits of some agencies, divemasters may:
Act as an instructional assistant to instructors.
Supervise participants in experience programs for non certified divers.
Teach and certify skin divers and snorkelers.
Perform scuba reviews/refresher programs for certified divers.
As a divemaster you have the ability to work in holiday destinations in many parts of the world. Divemasters can work in diving resorts, private yachts, cruise ships and dive centers – anywhere where there is a demand for organized recreational diving.
Many divemasters also work in retail dive shops and assist the instructor with training and supervision because of their high level of knowledge.
During the divemaster training which is commonly known as the DMT, candidates learn scuba diving leadership skills through classroom, individual study and practical training in the ocean as well as in the pool. Our divemaster trainees complete water skills and stamina exercises, training exercises that improve their ability to organize and solve problems and help others to improve their abilities before being certified as professional scuba divers.
Candidates put this knowledge into action through a structured program set up with their instructors which includes the candidate assisting in actual diving programs with real diving students.
All divemaster candidates must have reached the following minimum requirements prior to starting their divemaster training:
Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
First Aid & CPR training
40 logged dives
Submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.