|Cozumel Scuba Diving: PADI
Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working
closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone
your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training
develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities
and assist instructors with student divers.
What can PADI Divemasters
Work at local dive centers,
on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
Assist PADI Instructors with students
Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an
Emergency First Response Instructor course.
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water
Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another
Medical clearance signed by a physician
20 logged dives
18 years old
What will I do?
Learn dive leadership
through classroom and independent study sessions
Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
An internship or series of practical training exercises
How long will it take?
Two weeks - three months
What course materials
The following materials
are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood
by the student diver.
- PADI Divemaster Manual*
- Recreational Dive Planner
(RDP) all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated
Instructions for Use booklets)
- The Encyclopedia of
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- Divemaster Slates
- Instructor Guides for
the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may
purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Center/Resort or you
may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
Discover Scuba Diving
Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
* The PADI Divemaster video
must also be viewed.