Dive Guide

Divemasters are a special breed of people, fun loving, exciting, adventurous, empathetic to others needs and above all safety conscious.

Today's Divemaster needs all these qualities and more. Gone are the days when just about anyone with the money and time to complete a few programs, could hop onto the bandwagon and become a Divemaster.

Customers today demand a lot more from diving professionals, simply not to give assistance when you get in or out of the boat or to check C cards!

Divemasters need to cater for all divers needs and wants, not only in the water or on the dive deck, even well after the dive is long over.

Divemasters are special people!

This rating denotes you as a person who:
Has a high level of personal diving skill.
Has instructor level knowledge of diving theory.
Has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training sessions.
Is able to assume responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.


In other words, you're the cream of the crop and we want you!

As you may know, many PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors. So, the training and experience you gain through the Divemaster program helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator.


Your Pro-Dive Central Coast Divemaster program brings you to the first level of professional diving.

During this program you will learn how to deal with divers, organise and participate in well-planned dives, assist clients with all their needs and make them want to come back to you, every time they think about diving.

You'll complete three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:

1. Watermanship-
Skills assessment - Watermanship and stamina General diving skills

2. Knowledge Development-
Diving physics - Diving physiology - Diving skills and environment - Supervising students in training - Dive management and control - Dive planning -Emergency assistance plan for Diving emergencies in the local area - Mapping a local open water dive site

3. Practical Application-
Involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of Open water diving activities, both as a co-ordinator and as an underwater guide.

As an instructional assistant, the Divemaster who can organise divers into groups and skill classes is an essential tool for the instructor, this allows smooth flowing transitions between client enjoyment and diver safety.

Pro-Dive Divemasters are eagerly sought after in the dive industry. Their training starts early with the emphasis on safety and client satisfaction. For this reason alone not every diver is prepared to cater to every divers whims, look after their clients the way the client expects and deserves.

As a PADI Divemaster you'll be able to:
1. Act as a certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors.
2. Supervise participants in PADI programs for uncertified divers.
3. Supervise both training and non training related dive activities by planning,
organising and directing dives.
4. Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
5. Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.
6. Enrol in PADI Instructor level training

 

The new Divemaster course focuses upon the business of diving and now really emphasises how a Divemaster can make a decent living out of diving.








To qualify for Pro-Dive Divemaster training, you'll need to:
1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
2. Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver.
3. Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to enter into PADI Divemaster training.
4. Completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster.
5. Be at least 18 years old.
6. Be in good physical condition for diving
7. Submit a medical exam form signed by a physician within 12 months.

Upon successful completion the PADI Divemaster program, you will receive a certification card and wall certificate denoting this rating. You will also become eligible for application as a member of PADI and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase Professional Liability insurance (which is required to conduct some diving activities). Cost of the course is AUD $1295

If you feel you are just such a person, phone Bob to arrange an appointment to discuss your desire to become a professional Divemaster and get out of the rat race into a well paid career that you will really enjoy.

 

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