Where the Divemaster Course?

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. 



What can PADI Divemasters do?


Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations 

  • Assist PADI Instructors with students 

  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours 

  • Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers 

  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs 

  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers 

  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences 

  • Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course. 



What do I need to start? 


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization 

  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization. 

  • Medical clearance signed by a physician 

  • 40 logged dives 

  • 18 years old 



What will I do? 


  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions 

  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water 

  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities

  • An internship or series of practical training exercises 


How long will it take?


Two weeks to three months, but we can work out how long you would like to take! Sortest time can be 10 days.  

What will I need?  


The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.

  • PADI Divemaster Manual

  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – Two versions (Table, eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets) 

  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving 

  • Diving Knowledge Workbook 

  • Divemaster Slates 

  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from Abyss Dive Centre

  • The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed. 


How much does it cost?




Incl materials?      No             Incl Gear Hire?         No 


Where do I go from here?
Learn to Scuba Dive in Manchester

Dive Shop and Service Centre 

Opening Hours

By Appointment

Course Director 07973 937 316

Learn to Scuba Dive in Stockport

Important Notice: Call or Email if you don't see a course date and we will endeavour to sort you a date

Training: Chris 07887 936 287
Abyss Club: Dave 07738 802 866