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PADI Specialty Courses

Drift Diver Specialty

What is PADI Drift Diver Specialty?

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.

Minimum age: 18 years old

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).

  • Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent). 
  • Have logged a minimum of 40 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster.
  • Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician. 

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?
7 days atleast. 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.


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