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The Divemaster Course with TEXAS DIVE CENTER

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living; that's right be paid to do what you love: become a Dive Guide or Divemaster. When you become a Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of scuba dive master and the first step to being a dive professional. These are Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the Divemaster program. Working closely with a Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for attending a Instructor Training Course (ITC). At Texas Dive Center, Inc. your preparation as a outstanding Divemaster will be planned and developed so when you are ready for that next step your will have the confidence to move upward as a dive professional mentor.

What You Learn

During the Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent digital study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a Instructor during the training sessions for any diver course
  • Conduct the Skin Diver and Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct Local Diving experience
  • Conduct Scuba Review program
  • If qualified, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a Instructor.
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a Instructor.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

There are several required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other dive programs so please ask your Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact TEXAS DIVE CENTER. Otherwise, you can sign up today online.


To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • Qualifying first aid and CPR training from an approved organisation course completion within the past 24 months. Oxygen Provider is also required.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Other Courses That Will Prepare You for Success as a Divemaster

Here are some suggestions for other PADI courses that will help make you more successful as a PADI Divemaster:

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the TEXAS DIVE CENTER Team members.