What will you learn in the Dive Master course?
Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI 5* Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. The PADI 5* Divemaster course is your first level of professional training.
Working closely with an PADI 5* Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. As an PADI 5* Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training.
Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI 5* Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI 5*. PADI 5* Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI 5* Divemaster course.
You also need to have:
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
What will you learn?
The PADI 5* 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.
Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI 5* 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
What SCUBA gear will you use?
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. Your PADI 5* Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need to bring any gear myself (for example mask, snorkel, fins and dive boots)?
All gear will be provided by Adelaide Scuba (excluding mask and snorkel). However, we will still teach you about the different types of gear available and to maximize your enjoyment of the experience, we do recommend coming in-store to have a look at our mask range - your dive mask is the most important piece of equipment you will invest in. Feel free to come in and try some on!
What If I fail my dive medical?
It is always best to read through the medical questionnaire first to determine if you need doctor clearance. If you have a known medical condition we encourage you to seek out the medical and gain clearance before you commence your eLearning. A medical clearance by a diving doctor will last for 12 months. The eLearning portion of the course is not refundable and once commenced the course is not refundable by Adelaide Scuba. Please ask our friendly staff if you have any questions about how this process works.
Can I reschedule the course if I cannot complete the online training in time or get my medical in time?
Rescheduling is available for any reason, however there is rescheduling fee of $100 if this is within 14 days of the course start. As soon as your course space is booked with us there is a lot of preparation in place to ensure your gear and Instructor is available. We ask that you please give us as much notice as you can - our courses are scheduled 12 months in advance and can be booked out up to 3 months in advance at some times of the year.
I have a voucher, can I use this for the course cost?
Yes, of course! You can put your voucher towards your Learn To Dive Course, all vouchers redeemed MUST be within the expiry date & will not be extended.
What happens when there is a turn in the weather?
Adelaide Scuba staff monitor the weather forecasts closely all year round and will provide you with as much notice as possible if the conditions look unsafe for scuba diving. Water conditions are not always determined by sunshine but primarily by wind, rain, current and swell. South Australia has a variety of dive sites, which are suitable in varying weather conditions. If the prediction is for unsafe conditions we may have to reschedule the course dives to another time & will discuss this based on student and Instructor availability.