Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, 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 program, 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 organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

What can PADI Dive Masters do?

Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations.

Assist PADI Instructors with students, and at Utila Dive Centre we have classes starting on a daily basis with plenty of opportunity for you to gain experience

Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours, and we have several boat trips per day, with full service, taking you to the best dive sites in comfort

Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers

Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs

Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers

Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences

Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

Course Pre-requisites

Logged minimum 20 Open Water Dives

Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

What’s Included in the Course Fees?

Unlimited diving

Swimming Assessments

All equipment

Rescue Assessment

20 Skills Evaluation

All Dive Trips Costs

10 Compulsory Theory Lectures plus Optional Extras

Confined Open Water Sessions to Master Your Skills

Assisting During Open Water Training Sessions

Leading Certified Diver Sessions

Continuing Education Sessions

On job training for further experience

PADI Rescue Diver


Included in the PADI Dive Master Crewpak

Divemaster Manual

Divemaster Application Forms Pak

Divemaster Slate Set (4 Slates)

Diving Knowledge Workbook

Instructor Manual

Course Costs Exclude

Divemaster Application Fee (Payable to PADI)

Divemaster Annual Renewal Fee (Payable to PADI)
Accommodation and meals can be arranged

Course Structure
The program consists of 3 separate modules, knowledge development, waterman ship and practical training.
During knowledge development you’ll learn about supervising both students and certified divers in addition to gaining theoretical diving knowledge about physics, physiology, skills and environment, equipment and the recreational dive planner.
You’ll also put your practical training into developing an underwater map of a local dive site. As part of the program you’ll be assisting our experienced team of Instructors as they conduct PADI training programs with student divers. You’ll also get experience working as a dive guide by guiding certified divers on our dive trips to our famous Kingfisher reef system including Manta Reef.
Under our direct supervision and with guidance and counseling from our experienced Instructors, you’ll soon develop into a true dive professional. In fact many of our Divemasters go on to successfully complete PADI Instructor training and gain employment throughout the world.
The waterman ship module will develop your strength and skills in the water and develop your confidence to a strong level of comfort. We provide real world teaching experiences and are not a factory and train all of our trainees as if they plan to go on to become Instructors.
You’ll also get to take advantage of the great diving on our Divemaster course and as part of the service we provide to our Divemasters you’ll be able to take specialty training in areas of diving where you have accumulated additional experience e.g. Fish Identification, Deep diving, Equipment maintenance etc…
If you dream of working in exotic environments, beautiful dive experiences and meeting people from all walks of life then the PADI Divemaster course could give you the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.