Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster course.
Working closely with a Big Squid Instructor, in this program you will expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
During the PADI Divemaster course, you will learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You will complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organise and solve problems. You will learn to help divers improve their skills and will put this knowledge into action through a structured internship and series of practical training exercises.
- Knowledge development
- Water skills assessment
- Stamina tests
- Practical application
- Multiple choice exams.
To enrol on the Big Squid PADI Divemaster course you should: be 18 years or above and have all your own diving equipment, excluding cylinders and weights.
You need to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or the equivalent from another diver training agency and have a minimum of logged 40 dives.
If you fall slightly short on your logged dives please give us a call and we will discuss ways for you to dive locally with us to build up your experience.
During your Divemaster course with Big Squid you will have the opportunity to take PADI specialty courses. We run these courses on scheduled dates for a cost of £80 each. When you accumulate 5 specialty ratings you will certify as a Master Scuba Diver. This is the highest non professional PADI rating.
Recommended Specialties for UK diving are
- Dry Suit
- O2 provider
Use of tanks, weights, air, unlimited access to scheduled pool sessions, eLearning access pass.
Cost: £595 + £165.00 for your Divemaster course materails
Duration: Usually between 4-6 months