Welcome to Oceanworx Dive Charters, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa         







Course Price: R7500.00

Material Cost: R4617.00

Minimum Age: 18 years and above

Course Requirements: A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months, Have at least 20 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification, Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Course Duration: 10 - 14 days

Whats included: 10 Sea dives, Cylinder & Weight Belt hire for the duration, Class Lectures, Hands on experience working at a Dive Centre, Skills circuit. Assisting on an Open Water Course, Assisting on an Advanced Course, Conduct a Dive Master sanctioned programme

Whats excluded: PADI Divemaster Crew Pack, Registration fees for DM application to PADI

What to Bring: Swimsuit, towel & your dive gear (which can be hired at the dive centre), proof of all previously qualified scuba diving courses

Materials required: The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment, The Diving Knowledge Workbook – a self-study guide used in preparation for the Divemaster and Instructor exams.

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba 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. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

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 as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course

At Oceanworx we structure our Divemaster program to suit you. Please let us know how we can help organise your course.