Divemaster course

Want to take the first step in your career as a dive professional? Start with the PADI Divemaster program at Sea Spirit Diving Resort in Taormina, Sicily, Italy! Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you will expand your theoretical knowledge and bring your scuba diving skills to a professional level. The PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities and qualifies you to supervise diving activities and assist instructors during dive courses. The PADI Divemaster certification is a prerequisite for the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course.

What you will learn:

You will learn the necessary skills to be a dive leader through lectures and individual study. You will also complete water skills and training exercises that sharpen your organizational capabilities, problem-solving and ability to help others improve their scuba skills. You will apply this knowledge in a series of practical training exercises.

What you can teach:

After being certified as a PADI Divemaster, you will be authorized to:

– Supervise educational activities, both training and non-training-related, by planning, organizing and conducting dives

– Assist a PADI Instructor during training sessions of any PADI diving course

– Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling program

– Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience

– Conduct the PADI ReActivate

– If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving.

– Acquire the PADI certification for Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor, in order to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

– Independently guide Open Water Diver students on the tour portion of training dives 2, 3 and 4 of the PADI Open Water Course, with a ratio of 2 student divers per certified Divemaster

– Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor swimming on the surface to and from the point of entry / exit, and during navigation exercises or when the instructor conducts a skill, such as the descent or ascent, a Divemaster can remain with other students (with a single student or a pair)

– Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor

– Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission

– After participants in Discover Scuba Diving have successfully completed their first dive with a PADI Instructor, accompany them on dives under the indirect supervision of the instructor

– Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the Emergency First Response Instructor


– Minimum 18 years old

– Completion of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course (or hold an equivalent certification from another dive organization)

– Completion of the PADI Rescue Diver (or hold an equivalent certification from another dive organization)

– Completion of the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or other qualifying training in CPR / First Aid, issued by another organization within the previous 24 months)

– Have mimumum 40 logged dives to start the course and 60 for certification

– Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Read more about the Divemaster Internship with Sea Spirit Diving Resort in the Career Page!