Take it to the professional level!
When you become a Divemaster, you're becoming a leader in the diving world, guiding dive tours, supervising scuba diving activities and assisting with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your professional diving career. At B&B, our divemaster interns (DiveMaster-in-Training, or DMT, or Dammit) are integral members of our community. First, you will get assigned to one of our lead instructors who will supervise your training and help guide you through the course. Not only will you assist on your instructor's PADI courses, you'll acquire a full picture of how a dive shop runs, helping us out behind-the-scenes at the shop, on the boat, and with our tank runs. For all our Divemaster Candidates, we offer several opportunities to rise in the industry, and employment opportunities could become available to you right away. Before you know it, you could be leading your first dive tours off Molokini, or even moving on to becoming a PADI Open Water Instructor yourself.
What It Means to Be a DMT at B&B
The PADI Divemaster course consists of knowledge development sessions, as well as a final exam.
The Divemaster requires a series of water-skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessments so that you can develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.
You will assist your lead instructor on a variety of PADI courses, from Open Water to Advanced to Rescue, in order to gain even deeper knowledge and underwater experience.
You will have the opportunity to spend your mornings diving and working off our boat, to gain experience as a deck-hand, bubble-watcher and dive guide.
How long is the course?
Our Divemaster Internship can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on you and your schedule. When you sign up, you will make a schedule with your instructor that works for you.
What is the cost of the course?
The cost of the B&B Divemaster Course is $999, plus additional fee to PADI for the PADI Divemaster Crew Pack (which includes items such as Dive Briefing slates, Discover Scuba Diving cue cards, Encyclopedia for Recreational Diving, and Dive Master manual), and professional membership fees
What are the course prerequesites?
You must be a Rescue Diver, have 40 logged dives, be CPR and First Aid certified within 24 months, and have medical clearance to dive.
What equipment do you need?
As a dive professional, you'll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, a compass, and at least two surface signaling devices (one auditory and one visual). A full list of the items required for a PADI Professional is found in the PADI Instructor Manual which comes included in your Divemaster Crewpack.