2DiVE4 Scuba School

Divemaster Course


In 2011 PADI introduced an exciting revision to their prestigious PADI Divemaster course. Divemaster is still the entry level Dive Pro qualification, but greater emphasis is given to practical diving skills and less to obscure theory concepts.

This makes the new course more relevant to those who just want to hone their diving skills without worrying too much about physics and maths! Note that not all PADI Divemaster courses are the same.

2DiVE4 have always produced high calibre Divemasters, many of whom are now PADI Instructors. We have added the new candidate only workshops to our existing internship and have streamlined the theory sessions. Studying is done via the new PADI Divemaster eLearning.

PADI Divemaster Course induction & 1st Theory Session
Please bring your Log Book [showing a minimum of 40 logged dives], Advanced Open Water, current EFR and Rescue certification cards & a current HSE Diving at Work Medical Certificate [this must be obtained prior to any in-water activity].

If you also hold the PADI Deep and/or Search & Recovery Specialty qualifications, please also bring these certificaton cards.

Prior to this session, you will need to have completed the new PADI Divemaster eLearning.

Introduction to the PADI Divemaster Course

Mapping Project & Emergency Assistance Plan – to be completed in your own time during your internship. These will be assessed and may require revision until they are satisfactory.

Stamina Tests, Rescue Assessments & Skill Circuits
The objective of the Skill Circuit & Rescue Assessment is to development your skills to demonstration standard.

Divemaster-Conducted Programme Workshops
These are run specifically for DM Candidates and do not involve real students, thus do not form part of your internship.

Equipment Exchange [Stress Test] – There is no practice for the test; the aim is to gauge your ability to solve problems underwater

Bishop’s Stortford College or Polam Pool
#1. Pool session. Skill circuits & DSD Workshop.

Bishop’s Stortford College or Polam Pool
#2. Pool session. Scuba Review Workshop, Rescue Practice & Assessment, Skin Diver Course & Snorkelling Supervision Workshop.

Bishop’s Stortford College or Polam Pool
#3. Pool session. Stamina Tests, Equipment exchange.

Stoney Cove
#4. Open Water session. DSD [Open Water] Workshop, Discover Local Diving Workshop, SMB deployment Workshop.

Practical Assessments
You will be assisting on PADI courses with real students. Your internship will require you participate in a minimum of five Confined Water & five Open Water training days. The first of each is for you to observe & orientate only, it will not formally assessed. You will receive a written assessment for each subsequent one.

You are required to demonstrate mastery in the following sessions;

#1 Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water.
#2 Open Water Diver Students in Open Water.
#3 Con Ed Students in Open Water.
#4 Leading Certified Divers in Open Water.
The maximum score is 5. The minimum satisfactory score is 3.

Practical Skills Assessments
Skills #1 – Dive Site Set-up & Management & #3 – Dive Briefing will be incorporated into your internship.
Skill #2 – Mapping Project to be completed in your own time.
Skills #4 – Search & Recovery Scenario and #5 Deep Dive Scenario. Mastery can be demonstrated by being certified as both a PADI Search & Recovery Diver and Deep Diver. Should you not already hold these qualifications, we strongly recommend that you gain them to improve your dive skills.

5 Star Padi Instructor Development Centre

5 Star Padi Instructor Development Centre