Divemaster – The first step to becoming a professional (Join the tribe)

The PADI Divemaster is the first step in becoming a professional. The program welcomes you to the ranks of a PADI dive professional. Take the first step in your dive career and come join us at Thresher Cove for your training. Let’s have some fun in the sun in one of the world’s best climates and some of the best diving worldwide. We are waiting for you at Thresher Cove in the Philippines. A wonderful change in lifestyle awaits! The Divemaster rating is the most sought after professional qualification in the dive industry. See you soon, Future Dive Leaders.

Do you want to make diving you’re Career?

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  1. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  2. A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  3. At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

NOTE that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply. Ask us.

At Thresher Cove you will be prepared to be a Dive Professional anywhere in the world, and with our worldwide career placement we can help you find a perfect job for you. For more information read up on our Divemaster internship.

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

The role and characteristics of the PADI 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 an open water 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

At Thresher Cove we also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.