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Dive Master Course

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, 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.

Starting from
INR 25,000
14 Days
Departure schedule
On request


Benefits of a PADI Divemaster

  • You become a professional member of the world’s largest dive training organization.
  • You get paid for doing what you love whether full time or part time.
  • You receive quarterly training bulletins and Undersea Journal from PADI
  • You receive surface interval, digital magazine from PADI
  • You get access to PADI member’s area which provides information on upcoming events
  • Being a dive leader you are respected for your achievement and most often students and customers turn to you for advice.
  • Certain programs like Discover Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, skin diving, scuba review can be conducted by a Dive master

Material required for the course

  • Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Open Water Instructor Manual – General Standards and Procedures
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge workbook
  • RDP table, wheel and electronic version
  • Complete personal set of equipment

Pre-requisites of PADI Dive Master Course

  • PADI Rescue Diver or Equivalent
  • Primary and Secondary care training within last 24 months
  • 60 logged dives (to complete the training)
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Should be able to swim 400 meters (6-13 min), snorkel 800 meters (14-21 min) and float for 15 minutes and the last two minutes your hands (not arm) should be out of water, 100 m inert diver tow (2-5 min).

Time is required to complete the course

It is preferred that you opt for one month internship to be able to work with real people. The course can be completed in two weeks depending upon your ability to complete the course requirement.

What do I learn in Dive Master Course?

The Knowledge development module consists of 12 topics:

  1. The role and characteristics of a PADI Divemaster.
  2. Supervising diving activities for certified divers
  3. Assisting with student divers in training
  4. Dive theory introduction
  5. Physics
  6. Physiology
  7. Equipment
  8. Decompression theory and dive tables
  9. Divemaster conducted programs
  10. Risk management
  11. Business of diving
  12. Furthering your dive career

Water Skills & Stamina

There is no passing score for any single exercise, but a combined score of 12 or more is required prior to certification. In addition, candidates must complete all exercises prior to certification.

400 m swim
The candidate must swim 400 metres/yards without stopping using no swimming aids and using any stroke or combination of strokes desired. If a candidate stops, the exercise is incomplete and must be repeated.

Time Points
< 6min 30 sec 5
6 min 30 sec to 8 min 40 sec 4
8 min 40 to 11 min 3
11 min to `3 min 2
more than 13 min 1

Using no aids and wearing only a swimsuit, the candidate will stay afloat by treading water, drown proofing, bobbing or floating for 15 minutes, with hands (not arms) out of the water during the last 2 minutes.
A candidate with a physical challenge that makes it difficult/impossible to hold hands out of the water is exempted from that portion of the exercise with no effect on the score.

Performed satisfactorily 5 points
Floated but hands not out of water for the last two minutes 3 points
Used side or bottom for support not more than twice 1 point
Used side or bottom for support more than twice incomplete

800m Snorkel
Using a mask, fins, snorkel and swimsuit only (no BCD or flotation aids) and swimming with the face in the water, the candidate must swim nonstop for 800 metres/yards. The candidate may not use arms to swim, unless the candidate has a physical challenge that limits leg use and arm-swimming is the individual’s normal swimming method while diving.

Less than 13 minutes 5 Points
13- 15 mins 4 points
15-17 mins 3 points
17 to 19 mins 2 points
more than 19 mins 1 point
stopped incomplete

400 m tired diver tow

Wearing full scuba equipment, the candidate must push or tow an inert diver in full scuba at the surface 100 metres/yards nonstop without assistance.

Less than 2 min 10 secs 5 points
2 min 10 to 3 min 15 secs 4 points
3 min 15 to 4 min 20 secs 3 points
4 min 20 secs to 5 min 30 secs 2 points
More than 5 min 30 secs 1 point
Stopped incomplete

Dive Rescue Assessment and Development

Developing Demonstration Quality Skills

Performing 20 Basic Scuba Skills

  1. Equipment assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning and disassembly
  2. Predive safety check (BWRAF)
  3. Deep water entry
  4. Buoyancy check at surface
  5. Snorkel-regulator/regulator snorkel exchange
  6. Five point descent
  7. Regulator recovery and clearing
  8. Mask removal, replacement and clearing
  9. Air depletion exercise and alternate air source use stationary
  10. Freeflow regulator breathing
  11. Fin pivot (neutral buoyancy)
  12. Five point ascent
  13. Remove and replace weight system on the surface
  14. Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA)
  15. Hovering motionless for 30 seconds
  16. Underwater swim without a mask
  17. Remove and replace weight system underwater
  18. Remove and replace scuba unit underwater
  19. Remove and replace scuba unit on the surface
  20. Buddy breathing stationary and swimming (donor and receiver)


Emergency Action Plan

Under Water site mapping project

Complete Equipment Exchange while buddy breathing

Divemaster Conducted Programs
Discover Snorkeling, Discover, skin diving, discover scuba diving, discover local diving, Scuba Review

Dive Briefing to customers

Conducting tour for certified divers

Assisting Instructors in conducting Open water training in pool and open water

Assisting Instructors in conducting continuing education programs in pool and open water

Forms & documents required for enrolling in PADI Dive Master Program

  • Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement – Form No. 10072
  • Standard Safe Diving Practices and Statement of Understanding – Form No. 10060
  • Medical Statement Form No. 10063
  • Dive Master Application Form No.10144
  • One 4.5 cm x 5.7 cm clear head and shoulder photograph


  • All relevant diving equipment, such as air cylinders, fins, wet suits, snorkels, etc.
  • All relevant course material
  • Boat trips required for ocean/sea dives


  • Airfare, hotel-stay, or any other travel arrangement to/from Goa
  • Hotel/airport transfers
  • Meals
  • Any item not specifically mentioned in the inclusions section