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What Is A Divemaster?


What is a Divemaster?

Many new divers think that a divemaster is a more advanced qualification than an instructor, but a divemaster is the first level of professional diving and a prerequisite level to an instructor. A divemaster is someone who has completed a divemaster training program and is qualified to lead certified divers on dives. They are also responsible for the safety of the divers in their group.

Divemasters are an important part of the diving community and play a critical role in the safety of divers. They help new divers learn about the sport and how to dive safely, and they also lead dive trips and provide instruction to more experienced divers.

If you are interested in becoming a divemaster, check out our divemaster training program. Our program includes PADI training and divemaster certification, so you can be sure you are getting the best instruction available.

What can a PADI divemaster do?

A PADI Divemaster can do just about anything! A divemaster is a superhero in a wetsuit!

At the first level of professional diving, a Divemaster is certified to lead certified divers on dives, assist instructors with students, and teach some basic diving courses. They are also allowed to work in a dive shop and are often the ones who greet customers and take them diving.
But that is not all! A Divemaster is a great resource for divers of all levels. They can help with everything from finding the best dive sites to choosing the right scuba gear. They can also answer any questions about diving and help new divers feel comfortable in the water.

How long does it take to become a PADI Divemaster?

To commence the Divemaster course, you must have at least forty dives completed. It will typically take anywhere between six weeks and six months to complete the course, due to the number of dives required to attain the certification. At Abyss Scuba Diving, the full PADI divemaster course is completed in as little as two weeks (full time). While part-time it takes five weekends spread over up to 8 weeks.
We additionally offer a nine-week internship, which includes supplementary training from open water to the Master scuba diver level, as well as divemaster training, which equips you with an even broader set of skills.

Is it hard to become a divemaster?

You will work in a team with your fellow trainee divemasters and your instructor as a mentor. Learning to work as a team can be the hardest thing for some divemasters in training but it can also be the most enjoyable part of the course. Many candidates find the theory the most difficult part of the course but in practical terms, it only takes a little studying to ensure success.

What is the difference between divemaster and dive instructor?

There is a lot of confusion about the difference between a Divemaster and a dive instructor. Many people think they are the same, but this is not the case.
A Divemaster is someone who has completed a divemaster course and is certified to lead dives. They are not qualified to teach diving courses, however.
A dive instructor is certified to teach diving courses. They have completed an instructor training course and are qualified to teach beginner to advanced diving courses.


If you are keen on becoming a divemaster, Abyss Scuba Diving can help! We offer a variety of options including full-time and part-time courses. We have a team of experienced and highly qualified instructors who will help you learn everything you need to know about working as a divemaster.

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