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.

Course prerequisites

  • 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!

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diving concepts 

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).  


Learning materials

Every PADI Divemaster Trainee requires a Crew-Pak with:

  • Divemaster slates

  • 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:

  • Mask

  • Fins

  • Wetsuit

  • Snorkel

  • Surface marker & reel

  • Dive Computer

  • Compass

It doesn’t matter if you talk about the equipment, the team, the island vibe, the management, the humor or anything in between – Roatan Divers is the absolutely best! I was included in the everyday life at the shop and got to know how it is to be in the diving industry. I was taught by the most competent team who are always open, welcoming and take pride in providing a good and professional service to all the guests.
— Rikke K, Divemaster Trainee May 2016


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