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PADI DIVEMASTER
PADI Dive Master - Go Pro ChallengeCourse Overview: Take the first step in your dive career and become a Divemaster. Working closely with an Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years old prior to start date of class, certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization, Rescue Diver certified, medical clearance signed by a physician, and show proof of 20 logged dives.

Course Activities: The first thing will be to schedule an Orientation Meeting to review the Divemaster program requirements and provide the student the Candidate Information Booklet containing all the information about course. The Divemaster course will prepare and teach you dive leadership skills through classroom and independent study sessions. You will complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water. You will complete training exercises to test your organizational and problem solving abilities. Finally, you will complete a internship or a series of practical training exercises. For a complete description of the Divemaster Course and all the requirements click here.

Forms Rerquired: Students training will need to complete the three (3) forms: Liability Release, Statement of Understanding, and Medical Statement prior to entering the water.

Materials/Equipment Required: Divemaster Manual, Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) - both versions (Table and eRDPML including associated "Instructions for Use" booklets), The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Diving Knowledge Workbook, Divemaster Slates, Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by Divemasters. Canidates MUST view The Divemaster DVD.

Price of Course: $749 - The Divemaster Course includes the Divemaster Orientation meeting, Divemaster Candidate Information Booklet, Divemaster Crew Pak (contains Divemaster Manual, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Diving Knowledge Workbook, CD with Divemaster Conducted Program lesson guides, application package, emblem, decal, brochure, Divemaster Slates, Discover Scuba Diving Slates, and Pro Bag), eRDPML, Divemaster Application fee, Classroom Sessions, Water skill assessments, Confined water pool sessions, and Open Water sessions. The course price does not cover scuba park entry fees, air fills or equipment rental.

Deposit: $275.00 - Cost of Materials.

Length of Course: The program is designed to be completed at your pace and on your schedule. Your program may be completed in as little as 1 month or it may take a year or longer. The length of your program is dependent upon your commitment and your schedule.

Class Dates: You can start the Divemaster program at any time. We usually start a new Divemaster program on the third Wednesday of each month. The Divemaster classroom meetings meet every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 P.M. We have set up your program so that after the orientation meeting, the candidate may start attending the Divemaster classroom meetings because different topics are presented on a rotating basis.

Related Specialties: Project AWARE, Boat Diver, Coral Reef Conservation, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox), Equipment Specialist, Fish ID, Multi-Level Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, UW Naturalist, UW Navigation, UW Digital Photo, UW Photo, UW Search & Recovery, Wreck Diver.

How To Sign-Up: Call us at 972-467-8314 or you can sign-up online for the course.  You can come by and pick up the materials or we can have them delivered to your home or office.

Type of Classes: We offer the following types of classes:  (1) Group Class [scheduled classes with 4 students up to 8], (2) Make Your Own Group [for 4 to 8 students that want to take the class together], (3) Semi-Private [maximum of two students], (4) Private [one person private].

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 DIVEMASTER COURSE DETAILS

Course Requirements: The Divemaster course is divided into Course Introduction, Knowledge Development, Exams, Water and Stamina skills, Rescue Assessment, Demonstration Quality Skills, Part One - Mask remove/replace and Part Two - 20 skills, Required Training Exercises and the Internship. All requirements must be completed under the supervision of an instructor.

Rotating Topic Schedule: For the Knowledge Development portion of the Divemaster Course, we have a rotating schedule with different assigned topics each week. While you do have to come to class to turn in your knowledge reviews and take the exams, you do not have to stay and participate in the weekly classroom presentation, however it is highly recommended. Candidates do not have to attend each and every scheduled meeting. If you cannot attend a meeting, look at the assigned topic for the next meeting you can attend and prepare for and plan on attending that meeting.

Scheduled Class Meetings: We have scheduled class meetings on Wednesday of each week to offer candidates the opportunity of listening to the presentation on a topic, go over the knowledge reviews and complete an exam. You may also choose to come to class, turn in the knowledge review and take the exam without staying for the topic presentation or reviewing the knowledge reviews. It is YOUR choice.

Pool Sessions: Conducted at pool or at scuba park.

Internship Requirements: Our scheduled classes and lake weekends offer the candidates the opportunity to meet the confined open water, open water and other internship requirements on a timely basis.

Course Description Details: The following is a description of the Divemaster Course and student requirements.

  Course Introduction
  The role and characteristics of a Divemaster.

  Knowledge Development
  Emergency Assistance Plan - Consisting of emergency information for an area scuba park including the number to call for emergency (911), recompression chamber location, local doctors and/or hospital numbers.
  Knowledge Reviews on the following topics:
    ●  Supervising General Diving Activities.
    ●  Assisting with Student Divers.
    ●  Dive Theory Introduction.
    ●  The Physics of Diving.
    ●  The Physiology of Diving.
    ●  Diving Equipment.
    ●  Decompression Theory and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP, eRDPml).
    ●  Divemaster Conducted Programs.
    ●  Risk Management.
    ●  The Business of Diving.
    ●  Your Diving Career.
    ●  Dive Skills and the Environment.

  Knowledge Development Exams
  Physics.
  Physiology.
  Equipment.
  Decompression Theory and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP, eRDPml).
  Dive Skills and Environment.
  Divemaster Conducted Programs.
  Supervising Certified Divers.
  Supervising Students.

  Water and Stamina Skills
  400 metre/yard swim.
  15 minute float/tread.
  800 metre/yard snorkel swim.
  100 metre/yard diver tow.

  Rescue Assessment
  Scenario 7 from the Rescue Diver course, but will include surfacing the diver.

  Demonstration Quality Skills
  Part One - Mask removal/replacement with a score of 4 or higher.
  Part Two - 20 skills each skill earning at least a 3 with a total score of 68 points on the following skills.
    ●  Equipment assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning and disassembly.
    ●  Pre-dive safety check (BWRAF).
    ●  Deep water entry.
    ●  Buoyancy check at surface.
    ●  Five point descent.
    ●  Remove and replace of weight system.
    ●  Fin pivot (neutral buoyancy).
    ●  Five point ascent.
    ●  Snorkel-regulator and regulator-snorkel exchange.
    ●  Hover (neutral buoyancy).
    ●  buddy breathing stationary, donor and receiver.
    ●  Buddy breathing while swimming, donor and receiver.
    ●  Mask removal, replacement and clearing.
    ●  Alternate Air Source (AAS) stationary.
    ●  Free-flow regulator breathing.
    ●  Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA).
    ●  No mask swim.
    ●  Air depletion exercise.

  Required Training Exercises
  Mapping Project.
  Equipment Exchange - while buddy breathing you will exchange mask, snorkel, fins and scuba unit underwater.
  Divemaster Conducted Program.

  Internship Options: - Pick either Option 1 or Option 2.
     
    Option 1:
    ●  Divemaster candidates must participate in:
        ●  One Open Water Diver Course confined water session.
        ●  Four additional confined water training sessions from any course or program.
        ●  One Open Water Dive course open water training dive.
        ●  One Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver or Specialty Diver course open water
        training session.
        ●  Three additional open water training dives from any course or program.
        ●  One supervisory situation with certified divers not in a formal course.
    ●  Required Training Exercise sessions with actual certified student divers. Other
    Divemaster course requirements may not be counted toward the internship
    requirement.
    ●  Required Internship Objectives:
        ●  Organize the pre-dive setup of equipment by Open Water Diver students for
        confined water and open water training.
        ●  Coordinate student diver flow during confined water and open water training
        dives.
        ●  Supervise Open Water student divers not receiving the immediate attention of
        the instructor during confined and open water training.
        ●  Account for buddy teams entering and leaving the water by checking them in
        and out of the water.
        ●  Assist an Open Water Diver student overcome a learning difficulty in confined
        water, or a continuing education student diver in open water.
        ●  Respond to, or prevent, diver problems as they occur in each section of the
        internship program.
        ●  Demonstrate four or more skills for student divers in confined water.
        ●  Assist in the preparation of an open water training site.
        ●  Conduct an environmental assessment at an open water training site and report
        to the instructor appropriate recommendations about the suitability of the site
        for training entry-level and continuing education student divers.
        ●  Lead student divers on an underwater tour (ratio 2:1) for pleasure (an Instructor
        must directly supervise this tour, although the candidate conducts the tour as
        if the instructor were indirectly supervising.
        ●  Conduct environmental and diver assessments for supervising divers not in
        training and include recommendations based on the assessment in a pre-dive
        briefing, and take other appropriate steps based on the assessments.
        ●  Conduct an appropriate pre-dive briefing for a dive site.
        ●  Escort continuing education student divers on an indirectly-supervised training
        dive and report observed performances to the instructor and assist with
        problems, if any arise.
     
    Option 2:
    ●  An alternative to an internship when logistics and actual supervisory situations
    make an Internship unfeasible. This option affords comparable training and
    experience because we can simulate the situations candidates would encounter.
    Although Option 2 exercises do not provide the same hands-on experience as the
    internship, candidates can be presented with a wide variety of specific challenges
    they may expect in their roles as Divemasters. The following situation scenarios
    are required:
        ●  Certified divers in Open Water.
        ●  Confined Water - Open Water Diver Course.
        ●  Open Water - Open Water Diver Course.
        ●  Open Water - Continuing Education Course.

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