Take your passion for scuba diving to the next level, and become a PADI professional!
The PADI Dive Master course is the first level of being a PADI Professional. If you love scuba diving, and want to take it to the next level by making it your career the Dive Master course is your next step.
What will I learn during my PADI Dive Master Course?
During your PADI Dive Master course you will work closely along side your PADI instructor, who will act more as a mentor than a teacher. You will fine tune your dive and rescue skills, helping you to anticipate and solve common problems. You will gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities, so you become a role model to scuba divers everywhere.
Can I start the theory now?
Yes, it is possible to complete the theory before you arrive in Gran Canaria. PADI e-learning allows you to do the theory from the comfort of your own home, meaning you can jump straight in the water once you are here!
How long does the course take?
If you meet all the pre-requisites the Dive Master course can be completed in as little as 2 weeks. To get the most from the course we would recommend 4-6 weeks. This way you can get the most from the course and become a confident Dive Master.
Do you offer free Dive Master Internships?
Unfortunately, no. We want you to become the best dive master you can possibly be, so we cannot offer the training free of charge. Our PADI Dive master courses are paid to ensure you get the best training. If you choose to compete your Dive Master with Puerto Rico Diving we will also teach you everything we feel is important to know about working in a busy dive centre. When possible we will allow our dive master trainees to shadow us so they can see first hand how things are done by a PADI professional. Our aim is once you have finished your Dive Master training with us, you are fully equipped to work as a PADI professional any where in the world.
At Puerto Rico Diving we also offer Assistant Instructor Courses for those of you wishing to take the next step with your professional PADI training. If you are interested in doing your PADI Assistant Course please contact us for more information.
Having spent a month with Puerto Rico Diving completing both my Rescue and Divemaster course, I am very happy to report that my experience was exceptional. Mike and Holly accommodated my needs at very short notice and were very hospitable once I arrived, providing transport to and from the dive centre each day. The training was very rigorous for both of my courses and required me to fully engage with the reading material and practical work. Mike and Holly took the courses seriously and expected nothing less of me. It was not good enough, for example, to merely go through the motions of ‘Rescue Exercise 7’ as if it were just a practice, but rather to know the procedure inside-out and thereby be able to re-enact a realistic emergency situation and respond accordingly. Not only was this fun and invigorating, but I came away confident that I would be able to take control of a similar situation in a real-world setting. As my confidence grew over the course of my training, so too did my passion for diving. The dives were very enjoyable and there was an abundance of marine wildlife that I would not have had the pleasure of experiencing if I had taken the course in the UK. By the end of my stay, I had completed 39 dives (not including the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) sessions), 18 of which Holly and Mike provided free of charge as long as I helped out around the dive centre. This in itself allowed me to become familiar with the daily routine and logistics of running a dive centre, which reinforced my development as an organised and helpful Divemaster. The high number of dives I performed over a relatively short time period improved my diving ability tremendously and shaped me into a competent professional diver, who no longer has any qualms about the prospect of safely leading dives in the future. I highly recommend Puerto Rico Diving as a responsible, safe and enjoyable centre for dive training. Thank you very much to Holly, Mike and of course Milo for such a memorable and first-class experience.