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PADI Divemaster Course Singapore

Created with Sketch. Tioman Island, Malaysia


Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster Course. In this program 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.

During the PADI Divemaster Course, 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 organise and solve problems as well as help others improve their diving skills. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.


Prior to enrolling in PADI Divemaster Online or Paper Based Manuals, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization
  • You must also have completed a Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care Course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster Course with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation)
  • Possess own basic scuba equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, wetsuit) including dive computer, compass, SMB, knife and at least one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, air horn etc)
  • Recommended you have PADI Deep and PADI Search & Recovery specialty certifications

Performance Requirements:

  • Complete knowledge development segments including knowledge reviews in the PADI Divemaster manual or through the PADI Divemaster online portal and pass the Divemaster final exam
  • Create an emergency assistance plan. You will have to be able to provide information to someone who would need to manage a diving accident at an assigned site. The plan may include information such as local emergency medical contact information, contact information for local authorities involved in evacuating an injured diver, contact for area diver emergency service (if present in the area), nearest operational recompression chamber (for areas not served by DAN or DES or a similar service), communication requirements and any other information that would apply to the particular area
  • Complete pool sessions, assisting students
  • Complete weekends away, assisting students or guiding leisure divers
  • Complete water skills exercise
  • Complete diver rescue assessment
  • Complete dive skills workshop and assessment
  • Complete practical application skills
  • Meet professionalism criteria
  • Complete Divermaster conducted programs

Water Skills:

You will have to demonstrate the skills taught during the PADI Open Water Diver Course slowly and clearly in a way that is adequate for someone to learn from. The same way an instructor does.

Stamina Test:

You have to score more than 15 points from an available 30 points during the below exercises:-

  • 400 metres swim
  • 800 metres snorkel swim
  • 100 metres tired diver tow
  • Tread water for 15 minutes
  • Underwater equipment exchange

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  • Use your skills and continue diving as a ScubaDo Divemaster
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review Diver Course (refresher courses with divers)
  • Conduct PADI Skin Diver Courses
  • Assist an Instructor with PADI Discover Scuba Diver Courses or PADI Open Water Diver Courses
  • You will be a PADI Pro member and will receive a PADI monthly magazine. An annual professional fee is payable, which will also cover your professional indemenity insurance requirements too


  • All PADI Training Material
  • Tanks and Weights as Needed
  • Theory and Exam Session
  • At Least 3 Pool Sessions with Student Divers
  • At Least 2 pool Sessions for Water Skills
  • At Least 3 Weekends of Diving Either with Students or Leisure Divers
  • Beverages (beers)
  • Marine Park Fee – RM30 for foreinger, RM10 for Malaysian
  • Meals excluded
  • Insurance Cover

Diving Location

Created with Sketch. Tioman Island, Malaysia


Do I have to be a good swimmer to scuba dive?
Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you: -Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want. -Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want. Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements.
What happens if I run out of air?
Firstly, it is highly unlikely that this will ever happen. During your PADI Open Water Diver course you will be taught how to monitor your air supply frequently and you will learn that we never dive until the tank is empty, we always end the dive before air supply becomes an issue. You will also learn several different ways to deal with an “out of air situation” safely so in the unlikely event that you did run out you will have the skills required to manage the situation
How long will my dive last for?
This one is tricky to answer because it depends on how quickly you breathe your air. Most people have some nerves before their first dive which means beginners use their air faster than experienced divers. Other factors also affect air consumption; body makeup, depth, fitness, sea conditions, how effectively you use your fins and even water temperature! Your first dive should be a minimum of 20 minutes and on average first dives usually range from 25 – 40 minutes but some first timers manage a full hour. You won’t know until you try but one thing’s for sure, your air consumption will improve the more you dive.
How deep will I have to dive?
The first 2 dives of the PADI Open Water Diver program are a maximum of 12 meters and the 3rd and 4th dives are a maximum of 18 meters (or 12m for 10-11 year olds). Your dives should be more than 5 meters but you do not HAVE to go to 18 meters. Talk to your instructor if you are anxious about depth.
I wear glasses, can I still dive?
Yes absolutely. One option is to dive in contact lenses – daily disposables are best in case you lose one during some of the mask skills which can happen from time to time. If you are not a contact lens wearer then a prescription mask is a great option. Some dive centers have prescription masks available but it can be difficult to hire one that matches your eyesight requirements exactly so it’s a good idea to invest in one of your own. If you are long sighted (have difficulty reading but are okay with distances), then you can buy prescription stickers that you apply to the lower section of a regular mask – much like wearing reading glasses.
I’m not much of a reader, will I manage the theory?
Yes. The PADI Open Water Diver course is designed to make it accessible to everyone, no matter what your preferred learning style is. The program is not just reading (although there is some), you will also be able to learn the theory through video presentations, practical demonstrations and practice and instructor presentations. If you are worried about “cramming” the PADI eLearning options allow you to study from home, at your own pace prior to going to the dive center. If you are smartphone or tablet user then try the PADI Open Water Diver Touch Version which you also complete at home and provides a more interactive way of learning.
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