Being a PADI Pro is one of the coolest job in the world. Divemaster training is both the most intense and demanding dive training in scuba as well as the best time you’ll have.

Becoming a Divemaster is your passport to working as a professional scuba diver in many of the world’s exotic locations.

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  • All pool & ocean training.
  • All classroom training and review.
  • Free tank and weight rentals.
  • Hands on internship with real diving students at no additional cost.
  • Materials and certification fees not included.
  • Does not include PADI Divemaster online eLearning fee.
  • Great discounts are available during training.

Once qualified as a Divemaster you will be eligible for many scuba diving jobs worldwide assisting instructors with student training, conduct open ocean scuba dive tours for certified divers and assist with the day to day operation of a functional dive shop or scuba diving resort.

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Email: ricknare@sbcglobal.net

Because Rick’s Diving Locker is one of the most experienced Professional Development Centers in Southern California, DM candidates are able to take part in a variety of interning situations. Interning is among the most valuable aspects of your training because it gives you a chance to see a variety of instructors’ styles and techniques as they work with students of all levels from beginning to Rescue Diver and beyond.

Getting Started:

Step One: Call and Register!

  • Prerequisites
  • Photo Copy & Submit a current EFR certification
  • Confirmed Rescue Certification
  • Submit a MEDICAL EXAM FORM completed & signed by a Medical Doctor
  • Minimum of 40 logged dives to enroll
  • 60 logged dives to complete
  • Photo copy & submit copies of your certification cards and last logged dives
  • Purchase all required Dive Master materials well before your course starts

Step Two: The following self-assignments must be completed prior to Step Three.

Step Three: Attend the Divemaster Class and Water Sessions

  • DM Topics:
  • Supervising diving activities
  • Assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Dive Master conducted programs
  • Specialized skills and activities
  • Business of diving
  • Dive environment awareness
  • Dive theory
  • Workshops for:
  • Dive site set up and management
  • Dive briefings
  • Search and Recovery/knot tying/lift bag use
  • Deep diving
  • Dive Master conducted programs
  • Dive skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Required Equipment: (Free tank & weight rentals for all candidates)
  • Buoyancy Control Device
  • First, second and alternate regulators
  • Submersible Pressure Gauge
  • Timing device other than a dive computer
  • Appropriate exposure suit for environment where DM Course will be held.
  • Whistle attached to your BCD flex inflator hose
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • Mask, snorkel, boots, gloves and fins
  • Boots and gloves
  • Surface Marker Buoy
  • Slates
  • Spare Parts/Tool Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Logbook
  • Scuba Cylinder