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Divemaster Theory

To become a professional diver you need a solid base of recreational diving knowledge.

The PADI Divemaster course theory consists firstly of independent study from the Divemaster manual backed up by the excellent Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving.

You’ll be required to read and answer knowledge reviews on the different chapters.

The Divemaster Course Step by Step

Chapter One: The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster.

Chapter Two: Supervising Diving Activities

Chapter Three: Assisting with Student Divers

Chapter Four: Diver Safety and Risk Management

Chapter Five: Dive Master Conducted Programs

Chapter Six: Specialized Skills and Activities

Chapter Seven: The business of Diving and Your career.

Chapter Eight: Awareness of the Dive Environment

Chapter Nine: Dive Theory Review.

Still with us?

Don’t worry if it seems a lot. You have plenty of time to study each chapter, we usually ask for three chapters per week to be read.

After completion your PADI Instructor mentor will go through each chapter with you in class to make sure you are happy with all the information.

After you have completed the nine chapters in the PADI Divemaster manual your Instructor will give you two exams, both are multiple choice. Once you have passed the exams (Don’t worry they are pretty straightforward) you are ready to put that knowledge into practice and get diving again. Phew!

And there is more!

At Sairee Cottage Diving we also give you better preparation for the PADI Instructor Development course (IDC) by giving all Divemaster Candidates lectures on the following topics:

  • Equipment (With our In-house equipment technician)
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Decompression theory

The specific lectures with Platinum PADI Course Director Marcel van den Berg, will give you more confidence with the Divemaster theory by taking the knowledge in the manual and expanding on it. The bonus is this gives you an edge going into the IDC where there’s a bit more expected with the theory exams.