Age +18 YRS
Duration 4 WEEKS MIN
Price €500

The PADI Divemaster course is your adventure into the professional levels of scuba diving. Learn to be a leader of others and lead them into diving activities. It is the longest course that PADI offers. Commit yourself to the knowledge and training levels that are required for this course. Improving watermanship and achieving a high level of scuba skills are the goals of the  Divemaster program, which is quite extensive.

Does your deep and abiding passion run so deep that you would like to share it with others? Why not get paid for something you are in love with? Easy – then, why not become a PADI Divemaster?


Who should take this course?

This PADI Pro course is designed for scuba divers in mind, who wish to share their passion for diving and bring their skills and abilities to a whole new level.

Scuba divers, respect and look up to Divemasters for advice, help and reassurance. They act as leaders, who motivate and mentor others, share their experiences and enjoy seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. Take the PADI Divemaster course, become a role model and do what you love to do as a career.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first step of professional training. Working side by side with your PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills to instructor level, refine rescue skills allowing you to anticipate and easily solve common problems. Dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities will be gained during the course so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others, supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway destination or at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are members of the largest and most respected dive organisation in the world – PADI.

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course, covers a multitude of areas that you will become familiar with throughout your training. Learning to become a leader and take charge of dive activities will be practiced through knowledge development sessions, workshops, water skills and hands-on assessments. You will develop skills enabling you to organise and direct different scuba diving activities.


Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student 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

DiveSMART Gozo may offer you the PADI Deep Diver and Search & Recovery Diver Speciality courses, along-side your divemaster training, to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.


The PADI Divemaster course as an internship can be run over a period of three months, for more details check out the Divemaster Internship page. Alternatively, the course can be undertaken at your own pace to accommodate your working and normal life schedule. Email us, or come for a chat about your dive career at DiveSMART Gozo.

What scuba gear will you use?

  • As a diving professional, you will want to own all your own basic scuba equipment, which should include a dive computer, dive knife, compass and minimum of two surface signalling devices
  • During training, you will use a lifting bag, floats, marker buoys, underwater slates, dive lights and other additional gear recommended by your PADI Instructor that you will find useful during your diving career

If in doubt, please contact us at DiveSMART for advice.

What learning materials do you require?

Here you have two options:

  • Sign up for Divemaster Online, this is PADI’s eLearning option to start now. You work through eight knowledge development sections using an easy to use web-based system that allows you to learn at your own pace. It takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course is available.

Learn more about PADI eLearning here

  • The classroom option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Visit DiveSMART Gozo to enrol in the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pack, which also includes other reference materials – such as the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you will need during the course.

The Divemaster Course can be tailored to suit your needs, either as an Internship or, as a Divemaster student. Email us for more details about your requirements.


To be eligible for this course as a student or Intern:

Note, qualifying certifications from other diver training organisation may apply – contact DiveSMART Gozo for more information.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask DiveSMART Gozo for more details.


This depends on which option you choose:

  • PADI Divemaster Student takes minimum of 4 weeks
  • PADI Internships take minimum three months

Cost €500.00 (Divemaster Student)

  • PADI certification fee is not included, this must be paid direct to PADI
  • Not including PADI learning materials

For Internship costs, please see here Divemaster Internships

Next Step

Are you ready for the leadership challenge?

Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!
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