Certification Requirements –...

Certification Requirements – Dive Master Dive Master

Candidates meet course performance requirements and:

1.    Complete knowledge development segments, Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Dive Master Manual and the Dive Master Final Exam.
2.    Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site.
3.    Complete stamina and water skills exercises.
4.    Complete a diver rescue assessment.
5.    Complete the dive skills.
6.    Complete practical application skills.
7.    Complete an internship (Option 1) or Practical Assessment (Option 2).
8.    At time of certification, verify the diver has:
9.    Logged at least 60 scuba dives including experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
10.    Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
11.    Read and agreed to the PADI Membership and License Agreement.

Diver Prerequisites

1.    Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
2.    18 years old
3.    Logged 40 Scuba dives

Dive Master Course

1.    Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
2.    Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months


1.    As described for Instructors and Certified Assistants in the
2.    General Standards and Procedures Guide.


1.    Dive Master Application (10144)
2.    Liability Release and Assumption Of Risk Agreement (10072)
3.    Medical Statement (10063)
4.    Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding (10060)

Materials Required

1.    PADI Dive Master Manual
2.    PADI Instructor Manual
3.    RDP – Table and eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets

Dive Master Course

1.    The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
2.    Diving Knowledge Workbook
3.    Dive Master Slates
4.    Instructor Guides for programs a Dive Master may conduct:
5.    Discover Scuba Diving Program Instructor Guide
6.    Skin Diver Course Instructor Guide
7.    Scuba Review Instructor Guide
8.    Discover Local Diving Instructor Guide
9.    Log book
10.    Dive Master Candidates must view the PADI Dive Master Video.

Cost of course – R6500.00