Course Prerequisites :
Minimum Age – 18 years old
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
EFR (or qualifying certification from another training organization), training within the past 24 months.
Minimum Number of Logged Dives : 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster.
Duration 3 weeks minimum.
What is the PADI Divemaster course ?
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a Warnakali instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
Why take your divemaster course in Nusa Penida?
Nusa Penida is the perfect place to become a divemaster. Nusa Penida dive sites are indeed among the most beautiful in Bali and Indonesia. The dives are also known to be quite technical because of the currents, sometimes intense ! Read our guide to diving Nusa Penida to better understand, Having been trained as a divemaster in Nusa Penida will be a passport to all the other dive centers in the world ! And what could be better than to be trained by an instructor who has dived there more than 3000 times in Nusa Penida ?
What are the prerequisites ?
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your Warnakali Instructor.
What will you learn during the PADI Divemaster course ?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
What scuba gear will you use ?
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your Warnakali Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.