Divemaster Course
(Professional Level 1)

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. As a divemaster, you can demonstrate exemplary diving skills, rescue skills, dive management and supervision abilities. For many, divemaster is just the beginning of their professional journey. Others can attain a lifetime of pleasure from a career as a Divemaster and make an excellent living for themselves and their family at the same time.

By the end of this course the student will be able to gain employment as an entry-level professional diver.

Tuition: $1149.00*
Course Material: $500.00
Activity Fees: $1600.00
Required Equipment: $4945.00

*Tuition is excluding all other financial fees and responsibilities. (see course breakdown below)

Note: Prior to beginning PDA4000, students must have proof of 40 logged dives. Prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster, candidate must have logged a minimum of 60 dives; documented experience in Underwater Navigation, Night diving, and Deep diving. Prerequisite: Minimum age of 18; PDA 2000 or equivalent; PDA 2100 or equivalent, PDA 2200 or equivalent within the past two years. Be in good physical condition for diving and submit an approved medical exam form for a diving-medical examination conducted within the past year.

Prior Credit is given for qualified dive certifications which may lower the cost and duration of course.

PADI Divemaster certification fee for 2019 is $123.00

All professional certification fees to PADI are the responsibility of the student.

Divemaster Course Breakdown

Divemaster Program Course Requirements Class Hours Tuition Fees Mandatory Dive Gear Book Fees Activity Fee Certificate
PDA1000 Open Water Diver 30 $399   $150   Yes
PDA2000 Advanced Open Water Diver 30 $424   $125   Yes
PDA2100 Emergency First Response Care Provider 12 $109   $90   Yes
PDA2200 Rescue Diver 30 $299   $150   Yes
PDA4000 Divemaster 150 $1,149   $500   Yes
TOTAL 252 $2,380 $4,945 $1,015 $1,600 $9,940

ALL OR PART OF THE ABOVE COURSE COST MAY BE COVERED BY GI BILL® BENEFITS

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