PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE - £300 + Materials (£400 including required materials)

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PADI Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor at Bolton Area Divers, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study.

You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.

You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

What you can Teach

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to :

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives

  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course

  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling program

  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience

  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program

  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program

  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty

  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster

  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises so when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)

  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor

  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission

  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor

  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course. At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Learning Materials

The PADI Divemaster crewpack includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes :

  • PADI Instructor Manual

  • Divemaster slates

  • PADI Divemaster Manual

  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment

  • The Diving Knowledge Workbook – a self-study guide used in preparation for the Divemaster and Instructor exams

  • CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster-conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately)

All these materials are offered at a discounted price of £100 if you purchase with your Divemaster course (usually £150)

How Long Will it Take?

We usually run the theory and pool sessions over 2 consecutive weekends :

  • 3 full days in the classroom

  • 2 afternoon sessions in the local pool

  • As little time or as much time a you want for your internship

What’s Included?

  • Training and dive skill evaluation

  • Air Fills and Entrance to dive sites / hotel expenses when working as required staff

  • Educational materials are priced separately as most candidates will already have some materials

  • Instruction by a PADI Instructor

There are a few requirements

To take this course, you must be :

  • 18 years old

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months

  • Have at least 20 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification

  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months. If you need to get in touch with a doctor then see our dive Doctors list below. They will be more than happy to help

The Cost – £300 + Materials (£400 including required materials)

Also see our special offers page for more great deals

How To book?

Booking with Bolton Area Divers is easy. Start now by booking onto one of our scheduled courses. You can do this by :

  • Email –

  • Phone – 01204 394441

  • Or in person – pop in for a brew and a chat. See our contact page for directions to our Dive Centre

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a PADI Divemaster

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster: • Boat Diver • Coral Reef Conservation • Digital Underwater Photographer • Emergency First Response Instructor • Emergency Oxygen Provider • Enriched Air Diver • Equipment Specialist • Night Diver • Peak Performance Buoyancy • Underwater Naturalist • Underwater Navigation


Medical Questionnaire

Divemaster Fact Sheet

Bolton Area Divers Dive Doctor List

Dr Tim Fitzimons (Liverpool). Tel : 0151 228 9101. Website :
Dr Kath Birkinshaw (Bolton). Tel : 08444 771751.

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