Being a Divemaster places you at the first step of becoming a diving professional. As a Divemaster you will assist with all types of diving activities and will experience the joy of seeing others around you having as much fun as you do. As a Divemaster you can turn your hobby into your career and get paid for doing what you love.
To start this course you will need as prerequisites:
- to be at least 18 years old;
- to be a Rescue Diver;
- to have completed the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the last 24 months;
- a medical statement signed by a doctor within the last 12 months;
- at least 40 logged dives to start the course and at least 60 logged dives to receive the Divemaster certification.
You will work closely with your instructor to fine-tune your personal diving skills, refine your rescue skills, understand how to supervise and manage diving activities and become a role model for divers everywhere.
Your instructor will have a “hands on” approach to your training during which you will take part in the following activities and workshops:
- The role and characteristics of a Divemaster;
- Diver safety and risk management;
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers;
- Mapping an underwater dive site;
- Conducting dive briefings.
In addition, you will learn and practice leading those programmes that a Divemaster is permitted to lead along with hints and tips for setting up your own diving business and how to care for the environment while working as a professional diver.
During the course your instructor will also recommend to you some additional equipment that you will need as a professional responsible for the safety of others.
As a Divemaster the whole world is open to you whether you want to work in a paradise like Dahab or in a local dive centre closer to home. As a Divemaster you can lead others as they “Go places, Meet people, Do things underwater”.