If our courses are full you may still inquire about semi-private or private courses

Start Date End Date Availability


  • $799.95 Regular
  • $ Semi-Private
  • $ Private


  • At own pace Course Length
  • Start Time
  • Age Requirement
  • Moderate, Advanced Course Difficulty
  • Classroom, Pool, Ocean Water time

Course overview

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving and your first steps to your dream job begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, this program will greatly expand your diving knowledge and hone your in-water skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through internships and a series of practical training exercises.

At IDC we believe in getting Divemasters-in-training involved as part of our team. You will learn about professionalism, teaching techniques that apply to Divemasters and have an opportunity to observe and assist a variety of courses with multiple instructors to gain familiarity with the diversity of PADI programs and teaching methods.

Divemaster Crew Pack is required for the course – not included in the cost.

The Divemaster Course has some flexibility; students are responsible for some of their own practical learning. There is a minimum number of internships, but instructors may determine if more are necessary.

We Supply

  • Tanks/air fills for all course related diving activities

You Supply

  • Students are expected to have most of their own equipment
  • PADI Application Fee upon successful completion of the course
  • Some supplemental training materials may be desired/recommended
  • Divemaster crew pack


The Divemaster course is semi-private. It can begin at any point according to your schedule. You will begin with some self study and some introductory lectures, knowledge development and confined water (pool) skill development and evaluation.

Many aspects of the Divemaster course are self-paced. We will likely set you up with tentative schedules for pool and ocean internships and coordinate some of your practical application with other Divemaster Candidates. We generally recommend joining us for more internships than are required for the course. Instructors will thoroughly brief you on what is necessary for internships and practical application and provide thorough debriefings. We look for improvement from one to the next and do our best to give you the tools to make these improvements.

As well as skill development, evaluation and internships, in-water exercises will include some swim tests and a rescue evaluation. These must be completed to a satisfactory level in order to complete the course, students are usually provided an opportunity to perform these assessments early in the course to allow time to work on anything that may prove to be a hurdle.

The knowledge development involved in the Divemaster course is intended to provide students with all the necessary knowledge a dive professional will need.