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The PADI Divemaster course is the first step to being a dive professional. It expands your knowledge past that of any previous course enabling you to gain valuable experience and work in the world of diving.

The PADI Divemaster course is the first step to being a dive professional. It expands your knowledge past that of any previous course enabling you to gain valuable experience and work in the world of diving. As a professional member of PADI you will be able to gain access to some great benefits, including their on-line job network, professional publications such as The Undersea Journal and special rates on materials purchased directly from PADI.

Pricing Information

Cost: $2200 with all your own equipment and $2800 hiring everything from us.
+ registration and payment online with E-Learning at PADI
+ certification fees are met by you and paid directly to PADI
+ You will have to pay for your materials from PADI.

A DM CrewPak retails here for $450, and you may already have some of the manuals; talk to us to figure out exactly what you need.

What does the course involve?

The PADI Divemaster course is the first step to being a dive professional. It expands your knowledge past that of any previous course enabling you to gain valuable experience and work in the world of diving. As a professional member of PADI you will be able to gain access to some great benefits, including their on-line job network, professional publications such as The Undersea Journal and special rates on materials purchased directly from PADI.

Knowledge Development

Register with PADI's e-Learning online and do all the theory at your own pace. You will need to select Dive! Tutukaka as your dive centre / resort to complete your training.

Through independent study, and in your own time, you will cover 12 topics in the knowledge development module and then complete 8 Divemaster exams (75% pass rate or makeup). We are only an email away, and are happy to help with any questions.

Practical Skills

The Water Skills and Stamina module will develop and evaluate your overall watermanship skills. Not only will you complete several timed swimming exercises but also brush up on your rescue skills.

Application

We do not role play. All the practical application of the Divemaster course at Dive! Tutukaka, is the real thing. You will be working with divers, handling boats, tying knots, guiding certified divers, and experiencing normal conditions. This prepares you for a professional role within industry.

This allows you to learn and practice divemaster skills by applying what you've learnt from the Knowledge Development and Water Skills & Stamina modules. You will complete exercises such as mapping, underwater problem solving and managing a dive accident scenario.

When all the required training exercises have been completed you will then have a chance to develop and practice divemaster skills with actual students and divers (under Instructor supervision). During your time with us you will have training in how to assist an Instructor during training activities and you will be able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.

What do I need to supply?

  • PADI Rescue diver qualification (or equivalent)
  • Evidence that you have completed a sanctioned course in CPR in the last 24 months
  • Your Record of Learning form downloaded form the PADI e-Learning site
  • Minimum of 40 logged dives
  • Proof you are over 18 years of age
  • Medical exam form signed by physician
  • A DM CrewPak retails here for $450, but you may already have some of the manuals; talk to us to figure out exactly what you need.
  • Personal dive gear (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Slate, Underwater watch, Safety Sausage, Knife, Compass
  • The materials below are required for DM course*
  • PADI DM manual
  • DM slates
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • DSD Instructor Guide
  • Discover Snorkelling/ Skin Diving Instructor Guide
  • Scuba Review/ DLD Instructor Guide
  • RDP Wheel
  • RDP Table
  • ERDP Table
  • Instructor Manual

*We can supply these at competitive prices

What's included?

  • All equipment, and practical sessions
  • All pool work
  • Training at beach and Poor Knights Islands

When do you run the courses?

We run these dive master courses on demand. We do tailor them to suit your schedule, how many dives you have, and are flexible to work with you in achieving your diving goal.

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