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Dive Master Scuba Training

Diving with Loves Park ScubaThe Dive Master training course provides scuba divers with the skills to lead other certified divers while also acting as a dive guide. By the end of the course you will not only be able to assist instructors during approved courses but also supervise and conduct dives provided the activities are similar to your own personal training and experience.This course will grant you insight into the physics and physiology behind scuba diving.

How much does this course cost?

$499 for pool, open water, and classroom training

$199 for e-learning training materials

Who this course is for:

This course is intended for advanced divers who are interested in becoming a professional dive guide or instructor.

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Required Course: Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver
  • Provide proof of at least 50 logged dives by completion of the course
  • Provide proof of current CPR and first aid provider certification

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Divemaster Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • SDI standards and procedures
  • History of SDI
  • Code of ethics and professionalism of an SDI Divemaster
    • Risk management
    • Waivers and releases
    • Knowledge Development
    • Equipment
    • Physics and physiology of diving
    • Medical problems related to diving
    • Use of dive computers and tables
    • Diving environment
    • Dive planning and dive management control
    • Problem solving
    • Underwater and surface communications
    • Diver assistance
    • Avoiding out of air and emergency situations
    • Recommended safe diving practices
    • Boat diving procedures
    • Shore/beach diving procedures
    • Night diving procedures
    • Accident management
    • Emergency procedures
  • Leadership development
    • Planning group dives
    • Divemaster check lists and logs
    • Confined water skills:
  • Preparation and planning
  • Briefing and debriefing
  • Group control
  • Problem recognition and solving
  • Diving equipment assembly and disassembly
  • Equipment inspection
  • Entries/exits
  • Proper weighting and buoyancy control
  • Snorkel and regulator clearing
  • Regulator recovery
  • Controlled descents and ascents
  • Underwater swimming
  • Mask clearing
  • Buddy system techniques
  • Weight system removal and replacement
  • Out-of-air emergency alternatives
  • Equipment care and maintenance

What are the minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Divemaster written examination, or online version with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation
  • Complete all water requirements
  • Demonstrate to an active SDI Instructor the ability to solve in-water and out-of-water diver problems
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Operate as a Divemaster in a wide variety of environments