A Divemaster has a responsibility to ensure that everyone under their control has a safe dive. They are skilled and experienced divers, that are constantly aware of what is going on with the divers around them. Divemasters must anticipate potential problems and be prepared to take quick decisions to avert a problem from escalating. It is an entry level professional rating, and mainly used as a stepping stone to future Instructor programmes.
Prerequisites for Course:
- Minimum age of 18 years old
- Be certified as an Advanced Open Water diver
- Be certified as a Rescue diver
- Hold a current CPR/First Aid certification (certified within the last two years)
- Be Nitrox certified
- Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to entry into Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a Divemaster.
- Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.
- is required for all professional dive courses.
- This class requires that students own ALL their own gear.
Gear you need to provide:
- As this is a professional dive course, each student will need to OWN their own dive gear.
- Mask, snorkel and fins
- Buoyancy compensator with low-pressure power inflator
- Regulator with submersible pressure gauge
- Alternate air source
- Weight system and/or weights
- Personal dive computer
- Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions
- Compressed gas cylinder
- Knife and Rescue signal
- Dive flag, SMB and reel