Divemaster

Are you interested in a career in diving? If so, the PADI Divemaster course may be right for you. Operated by the Panama Dive Center in Santa Catalina, this course takes you to the professional level of scuba diving.

Taking a PADI Divemaster course is a commitment to becoming the best possible diver and instructor that you can be. It’s a great (and necessary) first step in a scuba career.

Working closely with a PADI instructor, you will expand your dive knowledge and hone your scuba skills. The course will also help you develop your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. This course is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

During this course you’ll learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You’ll complete water skills and stamina exercises, and engage in training exercises that will stretch your ability to solve problems underwater. You’ll then put this knowledge to the test through a structured internship or a series of practical training exercises.

As you move through this course, you’ll grow increasingly confident in your abilities as both a diver and instructor. You can use these skills to lead, mentor and motivate other divers.

After becoming a PADI Divemaster, you are 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 Snorkeling program.
• Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience.
• Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program.
• Independently guide Open Water Diver courses on the tour portion of the Open Water Diver Course.
• Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during various exercises.
• And many more!

To take this course, you must be at least 18 years old, a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, a PADI Rescue Diver, have completed an Emergency First Response and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course within the last 24 months, have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 dives for certification, be fit for diving, and submit a medical statement signed by a physicians within the last 12 months.

What to Bring:

swimsuit, CPR/first aid certification, PADI certifications, and medical statement signed by a physician.

What's Included:

equipment and instructor.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

swimsuit, CPR/first aid certification, PADI certifications, and medical statement signed by a physician.

What's Included:

equipment and instructor.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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