Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the DM program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
During the DM 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.
Blue Marlin's philosophy on Divemaster Training is the best way to learn is to experience how a dive centre operates on a day-to-day basis, not just reading books and doing simulated exercises, but by actually helping the instructor train real students in there diving courses.
What you should also know is that the Divemaster program is also serious fun! You will become a member of the Blue Marlin "family" and dive, eat, drink and party with us - our Divemaster trainees have a tendancy to come back year after year, and we really enjoy seeing how you get on with your dive careers! So if you wnt a vacation where you get professional level skills, dive to your heart's delight and build friendships that last forever - then come and train with us!
Course outline - Divemaster Internship Program
Knowledge Development - covers the following topics :
- the roles & characteristics of a Divemaster
- supervising general diving activities
- assisting with student divers in training
- dive theory introduction
- physics of diving
- physiology of diving
- dive equipment
- decompression theory & the RDP
- divemaster conducted programs
- the business of diving & your diving career.
You must prepare an emergency assistance plan detailing the proper procedures to follow in the event of a diving related accident (relevant to the local environment). Prepare a map of a local dive site offering useful information for those unfamiliar with the area i.e. topography, depths, entry/exit points,etc.
Water skills & stamina
In this module, you will perfect your confined water skills to demonstration level, improve your waterman ship ability & practice a rescue scenario.
Underwater, you will exchange all diving equipment with a buddy. This will improve self-confidence and equipment familiarity.
Divemaster Conducted Program
You will conduct a real student training session under the direct supervision of a PADI instructor.
The purpose of this section is to enable the candidate to work with students on a real course and help prevent, overcome, & assist with common problems they may encounter while learning to dive. You will act as an instructional assistant & your performance will be evaluated. In addition, Blue Marlin will also give you training in compressor operation, equipment repair & dive store sales - a very valuable asset to any perspective employer.
Course Time and Costs
We recommend a minimum of three to four weeks to complete the training, however, you can choose to do your Divemaster between three to eight weeks. During that time you have unlimited free fun diving & you can do up to 3 dives per day, which will result in well over 60 dives by the end of the course.
Please note there is an additional fee for your PADI membership, payable directly to PADI once a year.
Required Divemaster materials include the PADI Divemaster Manual, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving Knowledge Workbook. The Divemaster crew pack costs 2,400,000 IDR.
Equipment rental (with the exception of Dive Computers and SMB/Reel) is included in the course fee.