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Imagine waking up in the morning with a feeling of excitement, joy and anticipation about what your working day will have in store for you. PADI Pros all over the world know this feeling and it comes from sharing a passion and respect for the underwater world and our amazing sport of Scuba Diving.

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for Scuba diving? Do you feel the pull of the ocean and long to be immersed in all its beauty and treasures? Do you need to share your passion for this amazing sport with like-minded explorers? If the answer is yes to either of these questions you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Divemaster with Go Pro Blue Magic

 

As a PADI Pro you can:

  • » Dive the World and work in places such as Thailand, Australia, the Philippines, Ecuador, Mexico, exotic       Africa and more.
  • » Earn income as you travel, get paid doing what you love.
  • » Enrich your life and those of others. Share your transformation and enjoy the rewards of changing people          for the better. Make your passion work for you.
  • » Blue Magic Scuba, a PADI 5 Star Center can give you the training, the experience and the tools to make it as        a PADI Pro.

 

How to be a Pro Scuba Diver. Getting started.

The PADI System of diver education allows you to progress at your own pace and encourages you to take continuing education programs that enhance your enjoyment and safety. In addition to what is listed below, you can enjoy more than 40 Specialty courses along the way, from Coral Reef Conservation to Digital Underwater Photography.

 
     
Before you can enter the PADI Divemaster course - the first step towards becoming a PADI Instructor, you must have the following scuba certifications:
The PADI Open Water is Step One in your diving journey. This three to four day program will teach you the basic and fundamental skills required to handle emergency underwater situations, general safety, dive planning and more. A combining five classroom sessions, five confined or shallow water sessions capped by four open water dives this program lays the foundations for every course that follows and certifies you to a maximum depth of 18m.
The PADI Advanced Open Water is Step Two in your aquatic adventure picks up where the Open Water left off. The emphasis is on practical application and gaining experience in more diverse diving environments such as Deep Diving, Night Diving, Underwater Navigation, Fish ID and much, much more, under the supervision of Blue Magic Scuba's team of instructors. You will complete five basic and easy classroom sessions and then go straight out and complete the following training dives. Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation and your choice of three additional Adventure Dives from a wide range of options such as Drift Dive, Underwater Naturalist, Search and Recovery Dive, Night Dive, Wreck Dive or Peak Performance Buoyancy. This course is all about the diving and opens up the many options and kinds of diving available to you. This course can be completed in two to three days.  
Step Three is the PADI Rescue Diver course which many believe is the best PADI program out there. Serious diving, serious fun. This course is challenging and will leave with a greater appreciation for risk management and emergency preparedness. Five classroom sessions and 10 in-water skills enable you to learn how to handle surface and underwater emergencies, manage accident scenes and prevent situations from even occurring. The Rescue Diver course makes you safer diver, and those around you will benefit from your training and experience as your new "Rescue Eyes" take in diving activities with a new, focused mind set. The Rescue Diver course will take four and a half days.  
Emergency First Response, or EFR Course is a land-based first aid program designed to teach you Basic Life Support, Secondary Care, AED use and Care for Children. The perfect complement to your rescue training, this fun program will take a day and a half to complete  
   

Professional PADI Courses: The next step.

As a PADI Professional, whether Divemaster or Master Instructor, you'll be part of the largest, most widely recognized scuba training organization in the world. With more than 5900 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts on the planet, the world is your office - and your playground!

  

What is a PADI Divemaster?

 

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for Scuba diving? Do you feel the pull of the ocean and long to be immersed in all its beauty and treasures? Do you need to share your passion for this amazing sport with like-minded explorers? If the answer is yes to either of these questions you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Divemaster with Go Pro Blue Magic Scuba.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination, or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world –PADI.

When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world - that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats, the two key components of any PADI Pro that, when combined with a great attitude, can take you places you only dreamed of.

 
   

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first step in starting a new career. Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba 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 general diving activities and assist Instructors with student divers. The PADI Divemaster certification is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the PADI Divemaster Internship 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 as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises. At Blue Magic Scuba we specialise in offering world class training so you are exposed to you every level of recreational diver training, from Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and even specialties such as Enriched Air and Deep Diver during your Divemaster Internship program.

Topics include the following

  •    » 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

 

As you progress through your internship and Divemaster course you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the aquatic realm.

 

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything you need at Blue Magic Scuba.

 

The Learning Materials You Need

  • The PADI Divemaster Crewpak includes:
  • » PADI Divemaster Manual
  • » Divemaster slates
  • » PADI Instructor Manual
  • » The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview      of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • » Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • » PADI Professional Log
  • » DSD Cue Cards
  • » PADI Pro Bag
  • » PADI Divemaster Application package
  • » You also have the option to take Divemaster Online and purchase          the Divemaster eLearning Crew-Pak.

 

Prerequisites - To take this course, you must be:

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

What You Can Teach

  • » After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized      and qualified to:
  • » Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by                  planning, organizing and directing dives
  • » Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI            Diver course
  • » Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling          program
  • » Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • » Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • » If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently                  conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • » Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor      rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer      specialty.
  • » Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour          portion of their Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4.
  • » Accompany Open Water Diver students during surface swims and            during navigational exercises, a Divemaster can remain with other        student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • » Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty                training dives
  • » Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist Aqua-Mission
  • » Conduct subsequent dives for Discover Scuba Diving participants            after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a        PADI Instructor.
  • » Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully                    completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
 

How long does it take?

4 Weeks: If you are already a PADI (or other qualifying agency) certified Rescue Diver. This option allows you plenty of time to receive all the necessary theory, practical application and in-water training required be successful in this program.

6 Weeks: If you are already a PADI (or other qualifying agency) certified Advanced Open Water Diver. This option takes into account that you will need to complete your Rescue course, and complete at least 40 dives in order to start your DiveMaster internship.

8 Weeks: If you are already a PADI (or other qualifying agency) certified Open Water Diver, or have no certification. This option gives you all the time and intensive traing that you will need to master all the theory, practical application, in-water training and gaurantees that you will have achieved the needed number of dives. Plus, four extra weeks on a tropical island paradise is never a bad idea!!!

You might be having such a good time that you will want to stay on an extra week or two. It happens. You might want a little more experience guiding divers, or more experience assisting on courses. We are here for you. While we cant promise now, but if space is availble, you will be welcome to stay a bit longer at a nominal extra charge.

     

 

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