PADI Divemaster Program - Course Overview
Roatan Divers believes that the best Divemaster Internship training doesn’t just come from reading books and simulation exercises, but by experiencing how a dive center operates on a day to day basis and assisting the instructors as they train real students in their diving courses.
What you learn
During the PADI Divemaster Internship program, you will learn leadership skills through classroom work, self study, and a close mentorship relationship with our experienced instructors. You will practice Confined Water skills, stamina exercises, and complete simulations that will improve your organization and problem solving skills. We teach you how to work with divers to help them improve their own diving.
Certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent rating with another training organization) - certification number required
Certified as PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent rating with another training organization) - certification number required
Emergency First Response (or equivalent rating with another training organization) within the last 2 years
Medical questionnaire and written clearance
Minimum 40 logged dives
what you can expect
We teach our Divemaster Trainees to work with students on real courses and help prevent, overcome, and assist with common problems they may encounter while learning to dive. You will act as an instructional assistant and your performance will be evaluated. In addition, we will give you training in compressor operation, equipment repair and dive store sales, all very valuable assets to any prospective employer.
You will perfect your Confined Water Skills to demonstration level, improve your diving ability and practice a rescue scenario.
You will conduct a real student training session under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.
Equipment Exchange...And so much more!
We teach the following to our Divemaster Trainees:
Roles and characteristics of a Divemaster
Supervising general diving activities
Dive & Decompression Theory; the RDP
Physics & Physiology of diving
Assisting instructors with student divers in training
Divemaster conducted programs, the business of diving and your diving career
Course Time and Costs
We recommend five to seven weeks to complete your Divemaster training. The PADI Divemaster course is performance based, not time based, so we will work with you until you feel confident and ready to go out into the world as a PADI professional.
The Divemaster Course starts at $900 (not including PADI materials and fees).
Every PADI Divemaster Trainee requires a Crew-Pak with:
PADI Divemaster Manual
PADI Instructor Manual
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
RDP Table or eRDPML
Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook
All Divemaster Trainees are required to provide their own:
Surface marker & reel