have a current medical exam for diving signed by a physician
By the end of the program, candidates must have current training in CPR and First Aid and logged 60 dives or more.
The Divemaster Training program consists of about 80 hours of
classroom theory, practice teaching presentations, observations,
water work in pool and open water and examinations.
The program requires a variety of PADI/ SSI diver and instructor
manuals, videos, dive tables, divelogs and study guides.
Upon graduation, PADI/SSI Divemasters are authorized to conduct
the Scuba Skills Update, Try Scuba (pool only) and Snorkeling
courses. They can also assist with Open Water Diver courses and
lead certified divers on dive tours. They can also attend the
SSI Open Water instructor course.
To maintain active status, DiveCons must be affiliated with an
SSI Dealer and have current insurance while for PADI you are free
to experience your new role as an experience professional diver.