PADI Divemaster Course
PADI Certification Fee payable direct to PADI
- PADI DM Training Pack € 145 ( PADI Divemaster manual, Divemaster workbook, Encyclopaedia, Training slates )
- Equipment rental NOT included in course price
Take the PADI Divemaster Course and do what you love to do as a career. The Divemaster Course is PADI’s first professional level and, once qualified, will allow you to work as a training assistant on diving courses, supervise certified divers during fun dives and conduct some PADI programs independently.
Under the watchful eye of one of our Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Centre instructors you will develop your dive leadership skills and learn to supervise diving activities whilst enjoying the beautiful dive sites of Sharm el Sheikh. The PADI Divemaster Course is divided into three modules;
Swimming Ability and Diving Skills:
These will be assessed as follows:
- Timed swim test
- Tired diver tow for a set distance
- Tread water for 15 minutes
- Rescue skills to establish your ability to deal with stress induced problems
- Perfecting your dive skills
- A minimum score must be reached to pass the course
Various topics will be covered both in the classroom and through independent study. These include topics such as supervision of students in water, diving physics, physiology, equipment and the recreational dive planner. You will complete written multiple choice exams on each of these subjects where a minimum score must be achieved.
You will take part in several confined and open water diver training sessions as well as assist in further education courses. Most of these will be conducted on our house reef in the Red Sea. You will shadow a qualified instructor or Divemaster on one of our boats learning how to guide and supervise divers in the water. The objective is to develop an awareness of typical student problems and learn how to supervise and control divers.
Although it is possible to complete the PADI Divemaster Course within two weeks we recommend that if you intend working in the dive industry that you complete the four week course to gain as much experience as possible.
If you wish to participate in the two week course then we recommend that you do the studying required before you arrive. This involves reading the PADI Divemaster manual and completing the knowledge reviews and workbook, with the aid of the diving encyclopaedia. Alternatively you can register for the PADI eLearning Course and do it all on-line. We would also recommend that you practice your dive skills before you arrive.
It is mandatory for all Divemaster students to have a full medical with a doctor prior to beginning the course and all student divers must complete the PADI Divers Medical Questionnaire and Medical Statement prior to starting any course. If a student has any of the medical conditions that are listed then signed clearance from a doctor experienced in diving medicine must be provided on check-in, this can also be arranged locally with the doctors at the hyperbaric chamber.
Duration & Prerequisites
- 2, 3 or 4 week course
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, EFR & Rescue or equivalents
- Minimum age 18 years
- Proof of 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 logged dives for certification