Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster or SSI Diveguide-Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career, and there is no better place than on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with our head PADI/SSI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills and refine your rescue skills. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. As a Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training.
If you are thinking of becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor then this is the best possible way to prepare for it.
During your course you will be based in the town of Sosua, where our main dive center is located. However since we also have branches in several all-inclusive hotels in the Puerto Plate region you may also spend time in these, learning from our professional staff. We normally conduct the Divemaster program over a period of three to four weeks. We believe that the best way to become a really good Dive Master is to experience how a dive centre operates on a day-to-day basis, not just reading books and doing simulated exercises, but by actually helping the instructor train real students in their diving courses. Of course you still have to read the books, take the exams and practice the exercises but by actually helping the instructors and dive guides with real students and qualified divers you will gain experience and pick up a wealth of knowledge that you cannot learn from any manual.
Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enrol in the Divemaster course. You also need to have:
(Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – contact us to check.)
The Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, although we allow use of our standard rental equipment if it is required. All Divemaster Trainees are required to have the following items:
If you do not already own these items we can help procure them once you arrive in Sosua, however it is better to purchase all dive equipment before you arrive (due to limited purchasing options in this area).