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PADI Divemaster Course

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The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level in the PADI system and develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. It is the first step in your scuba diving career. During the PADI Divemaster course you will learn about supervising certified divers, assisting with students, risk management, the physiology of diving, dive equipment, the physics of diving, decompression theory, the recreational dive planner, diving skills, the underwater environment and how to independently conduct certain PADI programs and courses.

The Divemaster is the first step on the PADI professional ladder and the more you put into the course the more you will get out of it. You will be assigned a Lead Instructor who will mentor you during the course. This personal touch is what makes all the difference. You will be working with many other instructors at LSD during your training but the Lead Instructor is there to be your guide to becoming the best Divemaster possible. This close working relationship often continues long after the course has been completed.

All of the academic and confined water sessions are conducted by senior instructors at our purpose built dive centre in London. Academic modules are carried out in state of the art classrooms with the confined water sessions conducted in our on-site heated pool. The open water work is generally carried out at local dive lake although trips to the coast and other inland sites can be arranged.

The most important part of the course comes after you finish. Once you have the DM licence how do you get the experience? At LSD we offer immediate freelance work and unlimited course shadowing to all of our trainees to get that vital experience needed to progress in the dive industry. LSD has recently been awarded by PADI for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry’ so join us today and become part of the team.

The Divemaster course is paid for but the certification is earned and we are extremely confident that you will have an amazing time on an amazing course.

To book please see above or call the office on 020 8995 0002.

PADI Divemaster
Duration The course is designed for people who are happy to study in their own time and complete the course at their own pace.
Times Starts daily
Pre-requisites • Rescue Diver with 40 logged dives
• 18 yrs old
• Current medical statement signed by a physician
• CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months
Whats Involved
• Read the Divemaster manual, watch the video and complete all of the knowledge reviews
• Attend 4 lectures (Course Orientation, Dive Theory, Assisting with Students and Supervising Certified Divers).
• Design an emergency assistance plan
• Create an underwater map
• Demonstrate 24 skills from the Open Water Diver Course.
• Perform a demonstration of your rescue skills.
• Pass a water skills and stamina test.
• Pass five Practical skills ranging from Dive Site management to Deep Dive Scenarios.
• Pass five Program workshops to help develop your knowledge and skills during a role play environment.
• Pass four practical assessments while helping with real students during sessions from PADI courses
• Pass 2 theory exams
Features • Weekly training sessions
• Designated lead instructor to be your mentor
• Hone rescue techniques
• Unlimited pool use for practicing skills
• Exploration of the dive sites
Swim Skills • 800m Snorkel
• 400m Snorkel
• 100m Toe
• 15 min survival float
Extras • Lake entrance fees - £10 Saturday Wraysbury / £17 Vobster
• Scuba cylinder air fills at the lake - £3.50-£3.75 each (X4)
• Wetsuit gloves if training in Winter
• Wetsuit boots if training in Summer
• Application for PADI membership. This is payable directly to PADI and is currently £87
What’s Next? CELEBRATION! You have achieved the PADI Divemaster certification
Price £449. You will also need to purchase your PADI Divemaster crewpack to start your theory. The charge for this is £140