The First Step as a PADI Professional

Cost of Divemaster Course



  • Class $820 value
  • Crew Pack $379 value
  • eLearning $235 value
  • DM Application $119 value

Why should I take the PADI Divemaster course?

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with PADI Instructors, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

After completion of the Divemaster Course, there are PADI courses you can teach after successful completion of instructor training with a PADI Course Director. They will allow you to earn extra income while getting experience teaching. These courses include PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor and PADI Oxygen Provider Instructor. The Dive Shop offers package pricing if you sign up for one or more of these classes at the same time when enrolling for the PADI Divemaster Course.

The Dive Shop offers an easy schedule for the working person outside the dive industry. If this schedule does not work for you, private sessions are available.

Email coursedirector@tdspros.com with any questions

What do I need to start?

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  • 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.
    Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your Dive Shop Instructor

PADI Divemaster eLearning

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What Will I Learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. 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

Gear You Will Use

As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including:

  • a dive compute
  • a dive knife
  • at least two surface signaling devices.

During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use:

  • a compass
  • marker buoy
  • lift bags and slates.

Your Dive Shop Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

2017 Class Start Dates

April Class

April 4th: 6pm – 8:30pm
April 19th: 7pm – 10pm
April 22nd: 6pm – 10pm
April 24th: 7pm – 10pm
April 25th: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
April 26th:  6pm – 10pm
April 30th: 6:15am – 12pm
May 2nd: 7pm – 10 pm

Himalaya Trip
May 12 – 14

September Class

Sept 7th: 6pm – 8:30pm
Sept 19th: 7pm – 10pm
Sept 23rd :6pm- 10pm
Sept 26th: 7pm – 10pm
Sept 30th: 6pm – 10pm
Oct 1st: 6:15am – 12pm
Oct 3rd: 7pm – 10pm

Himalaya Trip
Oct 14 – 16

Call 520-326-DIVE for more information.


The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.