PADI Divemaster

Congratulations, by visiting this page you have made the first step to becoming a PADI Pro. The journey to PADI Divemaster is an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable one.

We believe that becoming a Divemaster is one of the biggest steps you will make on your Scuba Journey so at Stellar we do things differently. So you can achieve your maximum potential and have the best experience possible we have a mentor system in place. You will work closely with one of our experienced PADI IDC Staff Instructors who will act as your personal guide, mentor and coach.

You will become a role model that divers will look up too, a go to person between students and the instructors. Not only will your skills be honed and moved to “next level” you will gain supreme confidence and experience in areas that you haven’t even begun to explore. You can do this, you need to do this!

Once completed you will be part of the prestigious PADI professional ranks with all of the benefits and status you can expect from the world’s leading Scuba Diving Organisation.  

PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities, independently lead certified divers and assist instructors with student divers.  You will become a PADI Instructors “right arm” having the responsibility of preparing students, assisting with briefings and offering a solid support in and out of the water.  The PADI Divemaster certification is a highly acclaimed and much sought after qualification.

Looking ahead the PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.  Live your Life, Dive the Dream, fulfil your full scuba diving potential with Stellar Divers, we will be proud to have you on the team. 

What You Learn:

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through mentoring from our PADI Instructors, classroom presentations, independent home study & masses of practical experience gained by working closely with student & experienced divers.

You complete water skills, stamina exercises & training exercises that stretch your ability to organise and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba skills. You put this knowledge into action through a series of practical training exercises.

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified Divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
  • Surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a PADI Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Course Prerequisites:

You must be 18 years old, have logged a minimum of 40 dives to start the course (60 on certification) be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver, complete EFR Primary & Secondary Care training within 24 months and be medically evaluated & cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.  A HSE diving medical annually renewed in the UK is required to be part of a working dive team.  

To start this course just visit our eLearning Digital Hub or Contact the Dive Team. To view all Stellar Divers PADI Course options & our latest prices please visit our full PADI Course List, we look forward to hearing from you soon.