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Divemaster course

What is PADI Divemaster?

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. 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 training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.


  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver

  • 18 years old
  • Logged 40 scuba dives
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

What can I do?

  • 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
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Re-Activate programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

How long does it take?
8 days minimum. 7 Days with Elearning or can done on week end basis.

What will I need?
The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.

  • PADI Divemaster Crew pack

  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – Table and eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving 
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Re-Activate Manual
  • Divemaster Slates 
  • Watch Divemaster Video
  • Divemaster application ( not included in the course fee )
Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters.

  1. Discover Scuba Diving 

  2. Discover Snorkeling / Skin Diver Course 
  3. Re-Activate / Discover Local Diving 

* The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed

Where can I go from here?
Continue to Padi Assistant instructor course or attend Padi IDC- Instructor development course.

Divemaster Course in a nutshell:

  • Complete knowledge development segments including Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Divemaster Manual or through Divemaster Online, and pass the Divemaster Final Exam.

  • Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site.
  • Complete waterskills exercises.
  • Complete a diver rescue assessment.
  • Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment.
  • Complete practical application skills.
  • Complete divemaster-conducted programs workshops.
  • Complete practical assessments.
  • Meet the professionalism criteria.

At time of certification, verify the candidate has:

  • Logged at least 60 scuba dives including experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Read and agreed to the PADI Membership and License Agreements.

Cost : Php 55,000 1 person

Additional Item:

  1. Divemaster Crew pack Php 12,000

  2. Divemaster Application Fee to PADI using your credit card
  3. Dive pass required for boat dive at Php 200 per person per day
  4. Accommodation and Meals

Optional Item at additional cost:

Elearning or (Online theory part of the course) Please click the link below:



1. First Day
Preparation: Candidates read the PADI Divemaster Manual Chapter 1 online.
                        Candidates print out eRecord after completing Divemaster Online.

Classroom: Course Orientation and The Role and Characteristics of a PADI
                         Divemaster. Review Knowledge Review for Topic 1.

Confi ned Water:

  • Waterskills Exercises 1 and 2

  • Skill demonstration practice (one skill to score 5; review 24 skills)
  • Workshop 1 – Scuba Review in Confi ned Water

Assignments: Emergency Assistance Plan and Mapping Project locations

2. Second Day
Confi ned Water:

  • Waterskills Exercises 3 and 4

  • Diver Rescue
  • Workshop 2 – Skin Diver Course and Snorkeling Supervision

Open Water:

  • Skill 1 – Dive Site Set Up and Management

  • Skill 4 – Search and Recovery Scenario

3. Third Day
Confi ned Water:

  • Waterskills Exercise 5

  • Workshop 3 – Discover Scuba Diving in Confi ned Water

Open Water:

  • Workshop 4 – Discover Scuba Diving - Additional Open Water Dive

4. Fourth Day
Confi ned Water:

  • Dive Skills Workshop - evaluate 24 skills

Open Water:

  • Skill 3 – Dive Briefi ng

  • Workshop 5 – Discover Local Diving in Open Water

5. Fifth Day
Classroom: Divemaster Final Exam

Open Water:

  • Skill 5 – Deep Dive Scenario

  • Practical Assessment 3 – Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water

6. Sixth Day
Confi ned Water: Practical Assessment 1 – Open Water Diver Students in Confi ned Water

7. Seventh Day
Open Water: Practical Assessment 2 – Open Water Diver Students in Open Water

8. Eighth Day
Open Water: Practical Assessment 4 – Certifi ed Divers in Open Water

Next Schedule of Divemaster Course:


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