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

Start Date End Date Availability
August 5, 2024 November 17, 2024 Register - $1299.95
September 2, 2024 December 22, 2024 Register - $1299.95
October 14, 2024 January 19, 2025 Register - $1299.95


  • $1299.95 Regular
  • $1899.95 Semi-Private
  • $2599.95 Private


  • 9 Weeks Course Length
  • 6:30pm Start Time
  • 18 Age Requirement
  • Advanced Course Difficulty
  • Self Study, Classroom, ECourse, 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 conduct PADI Discover Local Diving, ReActivate, Discover Snorkeling and Skin Diver (Advanced Snorkeling) programs as well as assist instructors with student divers on other PADI courses and programs.  You also have the option to extend your learning and divemaster rating to the DSD Leader Program, which enables you to conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in confined water settings.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through in person instructor lead theory sessions, independent study and practical applications. You will be required to complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as other training exercises that will stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through practical applications, assessments and workshops.

At IDC we believe in getting you, the Divemaster Candidate, involved as part of our team. This will enable you to learn about professionalism and teaching techniques that apply to Divemaster’s 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.

The Divemaster Course is a 9 week program to allow you to grow and develop your skills effectively throughout this period.  Divemaster candidates are responsible for some of their own learning both theory and practical.  Please contact the team at IDC for specific course schedule and requirements.

We Supply

  • Tanks/air fills and weights for all course related diving activities
  • PADI Divemaster Crew Pack (Valued at $599.95)
  • PADI Divemaster E-Learning (valued at $285.00)
  • Opportunities for employment at the completion of your course

You Supply

  • Personal Diving Equipment**:
    • Adequate exposure protection (Dry Suit or 7mm Wetsuit)
    • Fins
    • Mask
    • Snorkel
    • BCD
    • Regulator set
    • Dive Computer
    • Compass
    • Knife
    • Two surface signaling devices: one audible (whistle or air horn) and one visible (DSMB, signal mirror or flare).
  • **Rental Packages Available.  Contact the team at IDC to find out more!
  • PADI Application Fee upon successful completion of the course (approximately CAD$150 please note that application fees can fluctuate and this is an estimate only)
  • Some supplemental training materials may be desired/recommended by your instructor


The Divemaster course is a 9 week program, with 18 scheduled days of training.  You are also required to complete the online Divemaster workshops.  To get the most out of the program, it is recommended that you supplement this training with independent practice, which the team at IDC and your instructor can help to facilitate.  

As well as skill development, evaluation and practical assessments, 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.

During the course you will complete a Deep Diver and a Search and Recovery Scenario.  You can extend or supplement these exercises with the PADI Deep Diver Course or PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Courses.


  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • 18 Years Old
  • Logged a minimum of 40 dives to commence the program
  • Logged a minimum of 60 dives to complete the divemaster program
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months (or equivalent)
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months