PADI Divemaster


Looking for a Lifestyle change?  Love scuba diving and want to share it with others on a whole new level? Become a PADI Divemaster from a Mile High and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a PADI divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The 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 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. Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.


  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • 18 years old
  • Logged 40 scuba dives
  • Completed Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Course Overview

The course is structured into Knowledge Development, Waterskills Development, Dive Skills Workshop, and Practical Application.

  • Knowledge Development: Candidates study the role and characteristics of a Divemaster and complete the Standards and Dive Theory exams by studying the Divemaster Manual, the Encyclopedia of Diving and the Knowledge Workbook. Classroom sessions will be held to discuss the material, and quizzes will be administered on eight different subjects: Dive Planning, Dive Management and Control, Supervising Students in Training, Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Diving Skills and Environment and The Recreational Dive Planner. Candidates will also prepare an Emergency Assistance Plan.
  • Waterskills Development: Candidates complete five waterskills and a diver rescue demonstrating comfort and skill in the water. This is achieved during pool sessions that will improve and evaluate the candidate’s stamina, general diving skills, problem-solving capabilities and rescue skills. Satisfactory performance must be demonstrated prior to certification.
  • Dive Skills Workshop: Candidates will learn all scuba and skin diving skills required to adequately assist in teaching various courses.
  • Practical Application: Candidates successfully complete practical skills, workshops and practical assessments preparing them to acquire skills required as a Divemaster. Candidates will participate in an internship during which they serve as an instructional assistant to a PADI Instructor. Candidates gain familiarity with the diver training process and learn how to supervise and control students while developing an awareness of typical student problems. The Divemaster candidate must take part in multiple courses as a teaching assistant to complete their training.


  • Classroom Instruction
  • Pool Sessions
  • Open Water Sessions
  • Tanks, Weights and Belt

You Will Need

  • PADI Student Folder
  • Student Materials
  • PADI Divemaster Application Fee (payable to PADI)
  • Personal Diving Equipment
  • 2 Passport Size Photos
  • Transportation, Meals and Accommodations
  • Current First Aid, CPR & AED Certification
  • Oxygen Provider Certification
  • Coral Key Scuba & Travel offers the Denver area and Colorado a unique mix experienced - instruction with personal attention and of course a whole lot of fun!  Sign up for the PADI Divemaster Course and begin the adventure!

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