Dive Master Courses

Become a SCUBA PRO!!!
– You get your own PADI DM – “Crewpack”.
– The course includes theory lessons.
– Tasked open water & confined water dives
– Hard gear rental of BC, regulator and cylinder, weight belt and all air fills.

Cost: R7999 per person
NOTE: – Price excludes PADI registarion fees of +/- 75 Pounds

Thank you for your interest in our PADI Dive Master course:

Here under please find the course introduction and detailed break down of the course itself.

Please go through the requirements and schedule and feel free to contact me should you require any further information or to discuss course dates.

Pre-Requisites:

# Be a Certified Rescue Diver
# Supply copies of all certifying diving cards from your dive organization.
# Show proof of 40 logged open water dives to start the course
# Show proof of 65 Logged open water dives before DM certification
# Show a recent medical certificate stating you are “Fit to SCUBA Dive”
# Hold First Aid & CPR certificate issued or renewed within last 24 months.
(If you do not have a first aid / CPR certificate we can run a course for you at an additional cost of R2000 for an Emergency First response certification with O2 Administration and AED – Automatic Electronic Defibrillation training and certification – This will require 4 lectures over 1 weekend)

Required Equipment:
I can provide all equipment as required for the course however a dive master candidate needs to have his own dive computer for safety reasons due to the amount of diving that will be under taken during and after the course. (Diving on tables is not practical at Dive Master Level)

I need to point out from the onset that the Dive Master course is not an easy course, it is quite hectic and stressful but it is still loads of fun because you learn so much!

In all the other courses you did in the past, the instructors aim was to try and push you through the course. In this course there are definite standards that need to be met on a theory and practical level, if you guys are not up to the correct standard by the end of the course I cannot pass you.

You need to keep in mind that at the end of this course you will be a certified as a SCUBA Diving Professional that is qualified as a training assistant and dive leader. Peoples lives will be in your hands which is a HUGE responsibility, I cannot in good conscience put you through if I believe you are not ready as you may endanger your life and the lives of others.
In all other courses your instructors used positive re-enforcement while training however in this course if a skill is not done right you will have to keep trying until you get it right, if you are not focused I am obliged to point it out and I will be hard on you guys during your practical sessions. Please keep in mind at the end of the day this will make you a much more competent dive leader.

I conduct my courses from the point of view that my DM’s are looking to become instructors and I will therefore try and create a very similar training environment to the one you will face in your “IDC – Instructor course” so you have some experience and know what to expect when you start the instructorship.

A PADI Dive Master course is internationally recognised as a professional scuba dive credential and is recognised above any other dive organisations qualifications.

If you guys have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will gladly assist you.

For more info contact:
Kevin
083 645 3191
dive@scuba.co.za

Sample Dive Master Course Schedule:

Course break down:

Pre-course independent / correspondence study:
Complete chapters 1, 2 & 3 + Knowledge Reviews of Dive Master manual & watch PADI Dive Master DVD

Weekend 1
Saturday – 7:30am – 4pm
Practical:
Pool Sessions: Aquanzi Lodge – Fourways
Assist with and observe open water students pool sessions 1 & 2
Water skills and stamina exercise 1 & 2 (Confined water)
Equipment exchange – required training exercise 2
Snorkel bail out & scuba bail out (Optional exercise)

Lectures:
Topic 1 – The role and characteristics of a PADI Dive Master
Topic 2 – (Part 1) Supervising general diving activities for certified divers (Objectives 1 -18)

Self Study:
Emergency assistance plan assignment
(To be completed before certification)

Sunday – 7:30am – 4pm
Practical:
Pool sessions: Aquanzi Lodge – Fourways
Assist with and observe open water students pool sessions 3 & 4
Diver-Rescue assessment & water skills assessment
Water skills and stamina exercises 3 & 4 (Confined Water)
Buddy breathing equipment exchange 2 sets & single set exchange
(single set optional exercise)

Lectures:
Topic 2 – (Part 2) Supervising general diving activities for certified divers (Objectives 19 – 25)
Topic 3 – Assisting with student training

Self Study:
The “Physics of diving” & “Physiology of diving”
Chapters 4, 6 & 7 of Dive Master manual + Knowledge reviews
(To be completed for next dive weekend)

Weekend 2

Saturday- 7:30am – 4pm

Practical:
Open water sessions: Bass Lake – Henly on Klip
Assist with and observe open water students – open water sessions 1 & 2
Diver Master conducted programs – Required training exercise 3

Lectures:
Topic 4 – Dive theory introduction
Topic 5 – The physics of diving – knowledge review
Topic 6 – The physiology of diving – knowledge review
Topic 9 – Dive Master Conducted Programs
Topic 10 – Risk Management

Self Study:
Mapping Project – Required training exercise assignment
(To be completed before certification)

Sunday – 7:30am – 4pm

Practical:
Open water sessions: Bass Lake – Henly on Klip
Assist with and observe open water students – open water sessions 3 & 4
Internship & practical training exercises

Lectures:
Physics of diving exam
Pysiology of diving exam

Self Study:
Decompression Theory & the RDP Multi-level & Equipment
Chapters 5, 8 & 9 of the Dive Master Manual

Optional Weekends:
Sodwana Bay Lodge 4 star resort
Friday – Sunday
4 night 6 dive dinner B&B package
+/- R3650 p/p sharing (Season depending)
(excl: Park levy R20 p/p per day, staff gratuity R20 per dive & gear hire)
If you decide to join us on this tour I can get you to lead the ocean dives for our group which is invaluable experience.
(I do require my DM’s to lead ocean dives before they are certified, I do not qualify DM’s in Bass lake & Miracle waters.)

Additional EFR Weekend:
Emergency First Response & AED training & certification weekend: – Required training if you are not in possession of valid fist aid certificate
Saturday & Sunday at Aquanzi Lodge Fourways
If you need to join us on this weekend you can also slot in with the open water class to do additional internship training.

Weekend 3:

Saturday 7:30am – 8pm

Practical:
Open water sessions: Bass Lake – Henly on Klip
Assist with and observe open water students:
Open water sessions 1 & 2
Assist with and observe advanced students:
Salvage, navigation & night dive
Internship & practical training exercises

Lectures:
Topic 7 – Equipment – knowledge review
Topic 8 – Decompression theory and RDP ML – knowledge review
Topic 11 – The business of diving

Sunday 7:30am – 3pm

Practical:
Open water sessions: Miracle Waters – Brits
Assist with and observe advanced students:
Deep, Multi-level & Wreck dives
Assist with and observe open water students:
Open water sessions 3 & 4
Internship & practical training exercises

Lectures:
Topic 12 – Furthering your Dive Career
Final Dive Master Exams
Marking of Dive Master Projects:
Emergency Assistance & Mapping Project Assignments