Course topics and practical workshops
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster.
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers.
- Diver safety and risk management.
- Divemaster conducted programmes and specialised skills.
- Business of diving and your career.
- Awareness of the dive environment.
- Dive setup and management.
- Mapping an open water site.
- Conducting dive briefings.
- Organising 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 programmes.
- Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search & Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
You will need to have:
- An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
- Certifications from other diver training organisations may apply, ask your PADI instructor.
- PADI Rescue Divers, who are at least 18 years old, may enroll in the PADI Divemaster Course.
- Divemaster crew pack with Instructor Manual.
- Use of full-set diving equipment (except for prescription masks and dive computer).
- Scheduled return land transfer from hotel to Star Marina (within Kota Kinabalu city area).
- Scheduled return boat transfer from STAR Marina to Mamutik Island.
- STAR Marina jetty fee.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (Sabah Park) entrance and diving fee.
- For bookings made without the Dormitory packages, we can arrange for pick-up and drop-off services, provided your accommodation is within the city centre.
A minimum pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours after diving is recommended.