Why Become a PADI Divemaster ?

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Here at Go Pro Costa Rica you will be working closely with a PADI Instructor and expanding your dive knowledge and working on your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Why the Divemaster with Go Pro ?

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. Here in Costa Rica we offer a comprehensive Divemaster internship program and divemaster course where you will be shadowing instructors as you learn how to become an instructional assistant and work effectively on the whole range of PADI programs. In addition to the standard PADI Divemaster we include the following;

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  • Free resort operation training
  • Two free specialties
  • Free self reliant dive training
  • Deep diver and search and recovery workshops
  • Equipment maintenance workshops
  • Marine conservation module
  • VIP tank inspection certification
  • Discounted dive equipment from shop


The Self reliant course during PADI Divemaster training

What will you cover during your divemaster course?

  • Knowledge Development: 9 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training.
  • 5 Waterskills Excercises including a 400m swim, 800m snorkel swim, float and equipment exchange exercise.
  • A diver rescue assessment
  • A skill circuit, where you will practice demonstrating 24 skills for future classes
  • A mapping project
  • Dive site set up
  • Dive briefing practice
  • Search and Recovery scenario
  • Divemaster conducted programs section, which includes 5 workshops where you will practice organizing and conducting different programs. These include skin diver and snorkeling program and PADI Reactivate
  • Practical Assessments including working with students in Open water, Confined water and on continuing education programs
  • You will learn how to lead and guide divers underwater on a local tour. Showing them local wildlife and features
  • Deep Dive scenario
  • Basic resort training

What about an internship ?

Nearly all of our Divemaster candidates take an internship to complete their training, but you can also complete your training via the practical option.

For the practical option you will need at least 50 dives to start.

For the internship, the duration is 6 – 8 weeks depending on your dive numbers before you start. 

Please check out our internship information here, or contact us for more details today.

Divemaster Internship Training

Some Divemaster course resources…

Divemaster Skill circuit video – surface skills

Divemaster Skill circuit video – underwater skills

Divemaster rescue exercise 7 demonstration