PADI Divemaster Course Details

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with Ventura Dive & Sport Instructors, in this program you 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.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

  • Knowledge Development: 12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training
  • Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives, 18 years old.
  • Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster

Materials You'll Need:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including
    associated Instructions for Use booklets)
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • PADI Divemaster Video
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Center/Resort or you may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
    1. Discover Scuba Diving
    2. Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
    3. Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving

Take charge of your adventure. Become a PADI Divemaster.

Divemaster Program Weekend Format
2011 Dates

MAY 1st through JULY 4th

JULY 10th through SEPT 12th

OCT 2nd through DEC 5th


Custom schedules and dates are available!

For more information on becoming a PADI Divemaster, please contact Ventura Dive & Sport or explore more course options below.

Call TODAY to start or continue your diving knowledge!

Phone: 1-805-650-6500

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