Dive Zone - Whitianga

10 Campbell St, Whitianga,3510
PADI Dive Master

PADI Dive Master


$1,500.00 NZD

PADI Dive Master

Becoming a Divemaster is your first step in becoming a PADI
Professional. Here at DIVE ZONE we take that very seriously and make it our business to equip you properly to make it in this competitive industry.

The Goals of PADI Divemaster training are to: develop the knowledge, attitudes, judgement and skills for supervising both certified divers and training courses in shore-based and boat-based diving activities.

To independently conduct specific PADI programs for certified divers and
non divers (e.g., Scuba Review, Discover Snorkelling, PADI Skin Diver course)

To develop the candidate’s dive theory knowledge, water skills, rescue skills and experience to the levels necessary to enter the PADI Assistant
Instructor course and the PADI Instructor Development Course.

Course Overview

The PADI Divemaster course is usually over three weekends provided prior
independent study has been completed.
The PADI Divemaster course is divided into three modules: Knowledge
Development, Water skills and Stamina, and Practical Application Module.

The Knowledge Development Module consists of 12 topics . . .

The role and characteristics of a PADI DM

  • Supervising general diving activities for certified divers
  • Assisting with student divers in training
  • Dive theory introduction
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Equipment
  • Decompression theory and dive tables
  • Divemaster conducted programs
  • Risk management
  • Business of diving
  • Furthering your dive career

Watermanship and Stamina

General diving skills, Problem solving, Diver rescue skills,Successfully complete a 400 meter swim, an 800 meter snorkel,
a 100 meter Inert Diver tow, and tread water for 15 mins.

Practical Application Module
Consisting of six dives where the candidate puts into practice skills
typical of a Divemaster. There are three Required Training Exercises,
followed by either an internship with specific internship criteria or four Practical Training Exercises. The Required Training Exercises include map making, underwater problem solving, and teaching a Divemaster conducted program. The internship and Practical Training Exercises
allow candidates to practice and develop Divemaster skills with real and simulated student divers, and with real or simulated supervised divers,
under Instructor supervision.

Certified Divers in Open Water
This exercise teaches the Divemaster how to supervise general diving activities to already certified divers and includes leading a dive tour.


Learning Type