Course information

First step to becoming a professional 

Take the first step in your dive career and become a Professional PADI Divemaster.

PADI Divemaster training develops your diving theory and skills to instructor level and hones your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

The PADI Divemaster Internship is a practical alternative to gaining your PADI Divemaster qualification, is performance-based and you will need to meet set criteria to pass.

As a qualified PADI Divemaster you will be able to work in the dive industry as a certified assistant, as a dive guide anywhere in the world and conduct and teach a variety of PADI programs, check out PADI.com

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organisation
  • PADI diver’s medical signed by a physician within the last 12 months. To work in the UK you will need an HSE diving medical
  • Minimum 40 logged dives – (60 for certification)
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) within 24 months
  • Proof of experience in night, deep and navigation diving
  • Pre-study course manuals and fill in review sections
  • Have good personal diving and buoyancy skills
  • Be able to swim 400 metres and float for 15 minutes both unaided, snorkel 800 metres and tow a diver for 100 metres, all within time limits
  • Minimum age 18 years old

Course dates

Dates to follow

Course price

Price: £549.00 including crew pack

How is the course run

1 Day introduction and orientation

The course is then structured to meet your availability and involves working with instructors and their students within the dive centre.   There is no set time limit and the course goes at your own pace.

Also you could apply for our Andark Divemaster Scholarship 

What's not included?

  • PADI Divemaster certification and membership fees, payable to PADI
  • You will need your own full set of diving equipment including cylinder
  • Instructor manual
  • Divemaster manual
  • Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Knowledge Workbook
  • eRDP-ML and RDP Tables
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Transport to dive sites
  • Dive site fees, £12 per day at Andark lake £16 per day at Vobster Quay, Frome

Note – The Divemaster Crewpak comes in a PADI briefcase and includes the Divemaster manual, the Encyclopaedia and Knowledge Workbook, Divemaster slates, and Instructor outlines for Divemaster Conducted Programs

General notes on all PADI Professional Courses

  • All the professional courses have strict pre-requisite and qualifying criteria – some information is included here, but you will need to check out the detail on the PADI website, and also ask us for a copy of our Divemaster/Instructor Course information sheet.
  • All the pro courses require that you have a full in-date (within 12 months) diving medical before starting the course, and if you wish to work in the UK you will also need an HSE medical, in-date (24 months) CPR and First Aid qualification (Emergency First Response), and all your log books and qualifications.
  • You will need your own set of scuba equipment
  • Manual and training materials are required
  • All professional courses have membership fees, and some also have exam fees payable to PADI direct.

How to book

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

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Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.