Ready to become a PADI professional?

 PADI Divemaster is the first professional level  PADI course and required before going on to Assistant Instructor or Open  Water Scuba Instructor. The PADI Divemaster is a professional who  assists instructors in teaching PADI classes, leads other divers, and  teaches several pre-entry level diving courses. 

The  Divemaster Course is an unpaid internship. You will work closely with  me as I instruct divers in training at varying levels in the pool or  open water. A good candidate is someone I have worked with in the past,  works hard, has good rescue skills, good water skills, is an exemplary  professional and has a flexible schedule. It is up to my discretion  whether to accept you as a Divemaster Candidate. Becoming a Divemaster  depends on my teaching schedule, your availability and many other  factors. It could take from 3 months to a year to complete all  requirements.

Course Overview:

Divemaster candidates meet course performance requirements and:

  • Complete knowledge development segments including Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Divemaster Manual or through Divemaster Online, and pass the Divemaster Final Exam.
  • Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site (You may have already done this with me in Rescue Diver Class).
  • Complete waterskills exercises.
  • Complete a diver rescue assessment.
  • Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment.
  • Complete practical application skills.
  • Complete divemaster-conducted programs workshops.
  • Complete practical assessments.
  • Meet the professionalism criteria.

Course Includes:

Divemaster Crewpak (PADI MSRP $379 .00)

Instruction Fee

Course Cost: $799.99 for a single, or if 2 or 3 people start at the same time cost is $749.99.

I highly recommend  taking this this course with another highly motivated person. ​

I work with no more than 3 Divemaster Candidates at any given time.

Does not include:

  • Travel, dive site entry fees, air fills or equipment *
  • PADI Open Water Manual for reference**
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Manual for reference**
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual for reference**
  • PADI RDP Table for reference**
  • Texas PADI  Pre-application fee around $15.
  • Divemaster Application Fee of around $104.
  • Divemaster insurance (after certification if you wish to be a practicing Divemaster)
  • Additional required equipment
  • You must have powerful blade fins (no splits, no hinges) and a standard octopus.

*May be substantial for quality course, especially if we travel offshore or to the Caribbean.

You must have a your own good quality equipment new or serviced within the last year.

**Candidates most often have these manuals either paper or in your eLearning Toolbox.


  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • 18 years old
  • Logged 40 scuba dives (60 prior to certification)
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
  • Must be a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Member

This  is a challenging professional level course where you learn to supervise  and mentor other divers. Be sure your  own dive knowledge, water  skills, and scuba skills are solid before you start the course. Plan to  improve these skills substantially throughout the experience.

There  are no refunds once you begin the course. There is no guarantee you  will be certified. You must meet all PADI certification requirements.

Become a PADI Divemaster

Become a PADI Divemaster

PADI divemaster crewpack includes

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Divemaster Application
  • eRDPML Dive Planner
  • PADI Pro logbook
  • Discover Scuba Diving Cue Card
  • Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook
  • Sturdy Briefcase Bag
  • Included in the course price!

PADI Divemaster Crewpack included.

PADI Divemaster Crewpack included.