When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats. 

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.

  • 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 specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing 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

Prerequisites & Requirements

Age Requirement
18 years or older

Course Prerequisites
Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months, medical clearance to dive with the last 12 month.
15 training days are required for participation in the DM course; please be prepared to stay at least 20 days.

Prior learning

Divemaster e-Learning, and pass the Divemaster Final Exam.

Water skills Exercises

Exercise 1 – 400 metre/yard swim
Exercise 2 – 15 minute float/tread
Exercise 3 – 800 metre/yard snorkel swim
Exercise 4 – 100 metre/yard diver tow 
Exercise 5 – Equipment Exchange

Practical Skills

Skill 1 – Dive Site Set Up and Management 
Skill 2 – Mapping Project 
Skill 3 – Dive Briefing 
Skill 4 – Search and Recovery Scenario(OR  PADI Search and Recovery Diver specialty certification)
Skill 5 – Deep Dive Scenario (OR PADI Deep Diver specialty certification)

Divemaster-Conducted Programs Workshops

Workshop 1 – Scuba Review in Confined Water
Workshop 2 – Skin Diver Course and Snorkeling Supervision
Workshop 3 – DSD Program in Confined Water
Workshop 4 – DSD Program – Additional Open Water Dive
Workshop 5 – Discover Local Diving in Open Water

Practical Assessments

Practical Assessment 1 – Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water
Practical Assessment 2 – Open Water Diver Students in Open Water
Practical Assessment 3 – Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water
Practical Assessment 4 – Certified Divers in Open Water


Level of active, positive participation in the training sessions
Ability to serve as a mentor to student divers
Willingness to follow directions
Positive attitude and demeanor toward student divers, divers and staff
Positive attitude and practice towards caring for the environment
General understanding of a divemaster’s role

Day 1classroom
confined water
Application Procedure
Knowledge Development Topic 1
Rescue training /
Day 2confined waterSwim 400 meters/ / 15 minutes Survival swim / 24 skills circuit
Day 3Workshop 5Discover Local Diving
100m tired diver tow
Day off
Day 4confined waterSwim 400 meters / 24 skills circuit / Equipment exchange
Day 5open waterDive Site Set Up and Management  / Briefing / Mapping
Day 6open water
confined water
Search and Recovery Scenario
24 skills circuit
Day off
Day 7open waterDeep Dive Scenario
Day 8Workshop 5Discover Local Diving
Day off
Day 9Practical Assessment Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water
Day 9Practical Assessment Open Water Diver Students in Open Water
Day 10Practical Assessment Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water
Day 11Practical Assessment Certified Divers in Open Water
Day off
Day 12Workshop 3
Workshop 4
DSD Program in Confined Water
DSD Program – Additional Open Water Dive
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
DM course Preschedule


Divemaster digital crew pack55,000-JPY
Training , Tanks , Boat , Facility and equipment included200,000JPY
Application fee28,270JPY

Not included in the Divemaster Course
Accommodation / Transportation / Lunch


As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. If you need rental gear we can provide everything you need.

Other courses that will prepare you for success as a PADI Divemaster

  • Deep Diver (Highly recommended)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy