PADI Divemaster Course
The Divemaster course is where your professional level of training begins. Working side by side with our instructors here in our dive resort in Gili Air you will tweak your diving capabilities and polish up on all your skills you learned during you previous education with PADI.
You’ll increase your dive experience; learn about management and the logistics of a dive operation. Guiding and supervising clients around our dive sites and assisting our experienced instructors during diver training, as a PADI divemaster will become a role model to divers around the world. Whether you want to work at a remote dive resort or closer to home at your local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you.
Requirements for the Divemaster Course
- 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.
- Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply.
Starting the divemaster course
You can start your divemaster course at home by registrating yourself at the PADI website for the online Divemaster program. This programs takes you through the acadamic part of the divemaster course by text, pictures and videos. It costs a bit more comparing the other way of studying the theory at our tropical paradise. But if you are time limited or you don't like to study under the sun, this is the best option. Have a look at the divemaster eLearing part at the PADI website.
There is also another online program that you can take. It is called the Online Dive Theory. Here we will test you the 5 sections of the theoretical part of the diving knowledge of the instructor course. Your diving knowledge will be straight away at the same level as a dive instructor.
What will you learn during your Divemaster Course?
Our Divemaster course educates you to become a leader and take control of most dive activities. Through knowledge development, training waterskills, workshops and hands-on practical assessment, you cultivate the abilities to organize and direct a variety of scuba dive activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the 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 a dive 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
We are a Career Development Center on the Gili Islands. This is the highest rating for a dive resort. During the divemaster course you learn how an IDC dive center works. Also we have some extra additional workshops at our dive center during the Divemaster Course.
- Knot workshop
- How to use a liftbag workshop
- How to use a SMB workshop
- How to check a current workshop
- How to plan a dive workshop
- Safety procedures on the dive boat
Our Divemasters are all equally trained and assessed to insure the highest quality of training. We take all the training from “zero to hero” diving very seriously insuring safe divie practices at all times and the best level of professionalism in the industry. Zero to Hero program means starting with no dive experience at all till becoming a PADI Divemaster. This is all possible at our Career Development Dive Resort in Gili Air in 3 months.
After your PADI divemaster course you will be well trained to become a Dive Instructor! The Instructor Development Course (IDC) will take 12-13 days. We have 4 in the house couse directors who teach every month a dive instructor course. If you are trained as a Divemaster at our dive center you will have no problems during your Instructor Course.
We provide free nitrox for all our divemaster candidates when they are certified as a nitrox or enriched air diver. Nitrox gives you longer bottom times, shorter surface intervals and you become less tired. These are not the only benfits. We have also excellent dive sites around the Gili islands for nitrox diving.
If you are not a nitrox diver yet, don't worry! A nitrox course takes one day. It's a dry course with an acadamic and practical part. Your mentor will explain all the benefits of nitrox during your course. We highly recommend you, as a future divemaster, to be certified as nitrox diver.
DDI Assistant Diver Course
We are the ONLY DDI instructor Training Center on the Gili Islands. DDI or Disabled Divers International is a non profit dive organization.
The DDI Assistant Course is a perfect way to extend your control techiques of divers if you are interested to dive with or guide disabled divers. It is a 2 days course where the instructor shows you all kind of techniques in the pool and the ocean.
NEW! Indonesian Divemaster Scholarship
To promote diving in Indonesia we decided to offer a FREE scholarship for Indonesian high-school and college students. If you are interested in our scholarship, we have a special page where we descibe the scholarship. Go to our scholarship website!
Summary Divemaster Course
Price excluded PADI materials and PADI fees