In the PADI Dive Master course you will learn the techniques and receive the tools to lead certified divers and divers in training during their entry levels courses (as the open water diver or discover scuba diver course), either in open and confined waters environments.
At the end of your course you will be at capable to conduct some segments of those specific courses, which means that you will have to demonstrate at instructor level the complete OWD course skill circuit.
You will also learn how to organize and what it is necessary to plan a proper dive, but also how to organize a contingency plan or how to search for a lost diver or a lost object in a defined area.
Finally you will learn how to map a dive site using some basic surveying techniques.
The program includes:
– About 15 hours of theory to discuss about knowledge reviews of your DM manual and to do your written exams (physics, physiology, equipment, etc)
– Two classroom presentations, part of a OWD or DSD course
– Assising one confined water sessions + one open water session, part of a OWD course
– Assist and therefore teach one confined water session part of a DSD course
– Practice and then demonstrate the full OWD skill circuit at instructor level
– Pass a physical tests on swimming and apnea
– Refresh your RESCUE and EFR skills
– Lead a group of certified divers in open waters (Portofino Marine Park)
– Practice special skills in order to be able to handle stressful situations due to equipment malfunction, such as a no reference points ascent, smb deploying, or an emergency out of air ascent sharing air with another diver
– Map of a dive site
– Research of lost diver or object.
The confined water sessions (and when necessary the open water sessions too) will be supported by video and audio underwater tools so you can have the best feed back by your performances.
Your dive master course will be carried out necessarily with a minimum of 15 full days (VERY intense) and to a maximum of 8 months from the fist day you will start the course, weather or logistics permitting. Logistics, duration, chronological order, your goal’s achievement and safety (limits) will be shared and discussed with you, but they will be up to the instructors who will teach your course.
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.
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Bring your personal scuba gear considering the local water temperature (7 mm wetsuit or semi-dry or dry suit with hood are perfect but really depends on the time of the year, just remember that the cold decrease our ability).
Tanks, weights and special equipment inherent to the course will be given by IGB (lifting balloon or similars) from time to time.