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PADI Dive Master 

The PADI Divemaster Course is the is the first step to becoming a scuba diving professional. Divemaster certification allows you to supervise recreational diving activities (either boat or land-based), work as an instructional assistant on all PADI courses and is just one step away from the PADI Instructor rating. 

The course, conducted under the direct supervision of a PADI instructor up to 15 days, will fine-tune your dive skills, increase your dive knowledge, and develop your management and supervision abilities.  The coursework is centred around leadership and taking charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skill exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessments, you develop the skills to organise and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. 

Topics and skill workshops include:

- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster

- Supervising dive activities and assisting with students divers

- Diver safety and risk management

- Divemaster conducted programs and specialised skills

- The business of diving and your career

- Awareness of the dive environment

- Dive setup and management

- Mapping an open water site

- Conducting dive briefings

- Organising a search and recovery project and a deep dive

- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

- assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs.


  •  PADI Dive Master PAK
  • PADI eLearning access
  • Accommodation transfers (Port Douglas only)
  • Up to 15 dives
  • All dive and snorkelling equipment, including dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch
  • Prescription masks if needed

Itinerary can vary, available upon request

- Soft drinks, beer, wine and chocolates (on board vessels)
- Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches of Cairns

- PADI rescue diver certifications or equivalent
- Dive medical
- Minimum age 18 years
- Minimum 40 logged dives
- Current first aid certification completed in the last 24 months

Rates 2023/2024
* EMC: Price includes $6.50 per day, per person Great Barrier Reef  Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC).
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All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

  • All monies forfeited if notified within 24 hours prior to course commencement