The candidate must have completed and logged at least 60 dives as documented by the individual’s personal logbook. These dives must include experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
Candidates must read the PADI Dive-master Manual and complete all the Knowledge Reviews
There are 2 exams and they includes:
- Physiology and First Aid.
- Decompression Theory and the RDP (Recreation Dive Planner)
Dive Skills and the Environment.
- Supervising Activities for Certified Divers.
Supervising Student Divers in Training.
PADI Divemaster Conducted Programs.
Each dive master candidate must complete an Emergency Assistance Plan. This is essentially an emergency plan for evacuation and assistance in the unlikely event of a diving accident. IF you do your Rescue with us you only need to do 1 emergency plan for both courses.
Stamina and Water Skills:
Candidates must perform five exercises. Points are awarded from 1-5 based on candidate performance, a minimum of 12 points are required to pass.
1. The candidate must swim 400 meters/yards without stopping using no swimming aids and using any stroke or combination of strokes desired.
2. Using no aids and wearing only a swimsuit, the candidate will stay afloat by treading water, drown proofing, bobbing or floating for 15 minutes, with hands (not arms) out of the water during the last 2 minutes.
3. Using a mask, fins, snorkel and swimsuit only (no BCD or flotation aids) and swimming with the face in the water, the candidate must swim nonstop for 800 meters / yards.
4. Wearing full scuba equipment, the candidate must push or tow an inert diver in full scuba at the surface 100 meters/yards nonstop without assistance.
5. Equipment exchange, In confined water, demonstrate the ability to effectively respond to an unusual circumstance underwater by exchanging all scuba equipment (except exposure suits and weights) with a buddy while sharing a single regulator
Candidates must perform a simulated rescue of an unresponsive, non-breathing diver. The exercise is pass/fail, but the candidate’s performance must be of demonstration quality. Being a divemaster in training you’ll be assisting with many rescue diver courses ensuring that your skills are sharp and honed.
Candidates must demonstrate the PADI 24 Basic Scuba Skills. Points are awarded from 1 to 5 with a total of 82 points required to pass.
Required Training Exercises:
- Mapping Project.
- Dive Skill circuit.
- Equipment Exchange. (Exchanging full equipment whilst buddy breathing at about 5 meters in depth – character building)
- Divemaster Conducted Program.