PADI Divemaster CourseBecome a leader

The first level of PADI PROFESSIONAL training. Divemasters work closely with PADI Instructors to fine-tune diving skills, rescue skills, gain dive knowledge, and become role models to other divers.  PADI Divemasters are respected professionals who are in demand all over the world. This is where your adventure can really begin...


Dive Centre Bondi's PADI Divemaster Course will transform you into a leadership-level diver. As a Divemaster you will be able to work as a dive guide, assist instructors and get paid to go diving! Working closely with PADI Instructors, the Divemaster Course expands your dive knowledge and hones your skills to a Pro level. PADI Divemaster training also develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.


Learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. Complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship and a series of practical training exercises.



The bulk of the dive theory can be done online through E-learning. Upon Booking your Divemaster Course you will be sent an access pass to complete the PADI e-Learning program at your leisure.  The practical part of the course starts with two consecutive weekends followed by inerning on actual PADI Diver courses.  Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing 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 programs




To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


The Divemaster course is $1250 and includes:

  • E-Learning access pass
  • Divemaster Enhancement pack (includes instructor manual, Diving Encyclopedia, Divemaster Slates, eRDP calculator and more
  • 8 days course tuition
  • Tanks and weights


BCD, Regulators, tanks and weights are included in the course cost, and there are also a few items of personal equipment that we recommend you have as a Divemaster:

  • Mask, snorkel, boots & fins - required by DCB on all courses for hygiene and comfort.
  • Divers log book
  • Dive knife
  • SMB (surface marker buoy or safety sausage) and spool
  • Underwater slate or 'wetnotes'

By enrolling in a Divemaster course you've demonstrated that you're serious about your diving. At this level, you are probably starting to look at purchasing your own equipment (BCD, regulators, etc).  We've got great packages available for Divemasters in training - just ask in-store.