The PADI Divemaster course is a program during which qualified Rescue Divers learn the knowledge and skills necessary to make the transition from a recreational diver to the first professional membership level.

Confined Water Training includes perfecting all standard open water skills which are improved to demonstration quality, rescue skills, equipment exchange (problem solving) and watermanship and stamina are evaluated.

Dives include: Deep dive scenario, search and recovery scenario, underwater mapping, discover scuba diving and dive leader exercises, which will develop the candidates' skills in dive planning, leadership and proper response to common underwater problems.

How to function as an instructional assistant is also covered in the confined water and the open water. Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate is certified as a PADI Divemaster and is eligible to attend the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) - leading to eventual certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Entry Requirements:

  • PADI Rescue Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • First Aid and CPR training within the last 24 months (PADI Emergency First Response certification recommended)
  • Diving Accident Insurance (DAN is preferred)
  • PADI Diving Medical Statement signed by a physician and dated within the last 12 months
  • Proof of 40 logged open water scuba dives

Minimum age:
18 years

Course Materials:
The following materials are required for the PADI Divemaster Course:
• PADI Divemaster Crew-Pack w/Instructor Manual - This Crew-Pack includes: Divemaster Manual; Divemaster Slates; Instructor Manual with Binder, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (paper version); Scuba Tune-Up Book; Discover Scuba Diving Cue Card; Divemaster Application Package; Divemaster Emblem; PADI Professional Training Log Book; Green Hologram; PADI Pro Bag.
• PADI Divemaster DVD

Equipment Needed:
BCD with low pressure inflator system
Single hose regulator with alternate air source device
Submersible pressure gauge (computers are acceptable)
Depth gauge (computers are acceptable)
Compass (computers are acceptable)
Bottom timing device (computers are acceptable)
Water resistant timing device (watch with second hand)
Weight belt and weights
Dive knife or tool
Audible surface signaling device (whistle or other noise maker)
Visible surface signaling device (tube or mirror)
Underwater signaling device
Pencil and underwater slate
Underwater light
Lift bag                                                                                                                                 
Pocket mask

We offer a convenient format, for you to become a PADI Divemaster. Our program is conducted on evenings and weekends.

Certification Awarded:
Upon successful completion candidates are eligible to become part of the PADI professional membership and receive their PADI Divemaster certification.

Price: $699
Our course cost includes classroom, pool sessions, and open water dives.

Dive Theory online: PADI will charge a$110 fee for you to register for this convenient online eLearning program.

Application fee of $89.50 and all course materials are additional for the PADI Divemaster Course.

Get Started Today!
Simply call us at 1-800-NJ DIVER, or email us here to get registered for the class