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Padi 5 Star Divemaster Course
Congratulations! Your journey into dive leadership starts with the PADI Divemaster course. By the time you complete the course and earn the Divemaster certification, you'll have taken your first solid steps into scuba diving's leadership ranks. Outlined below is the information you will need to get started:

Cost of Instruction : $800 for guests on dive package; internship program $1,995.

Course materials and PADI Divemaster Application fee are not included in cost of course. Because independent study is required for this program candidates need to purchase materials ahead of time, therefore, they are not included in cost of course. The PADI Divemaster video will be presented during the classroom sessions. Divemaster Application fee: $88.00, payable directly to PADI.


  • Be certified to the Rescue Diver level
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Logged 40 scuba dives to begin Divemaster training
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to complete Divemaster training
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Medical clearance for diving (PADI Medical Form) signed by a physician within 12 months

Divemaster candidates are expected to have their own scuba equipment. This includes: mask, fins, snorkel, regulator, alternate air source, BCD with low pressure inflator, weight system, appropriate exposure suit for the environment, timing device and depth gauge (or dive computer), compass, knife/dive tool and audible and visual emergency signaling devices (whistle, inflatable signal tube).

Training Materials

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • RDP Table and eRDPml (electronic RDP) including associated instructions for use booklets
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Log Book

Independent Study Recommendations

  • Read the PADI Divemaster Manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews at the end of each chapter.
  • Read and complete the PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook using the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving as a reference.
  • Review instructional manuals for the RDP table and wheel version and eRDP.

During the course candidates will be required to complete the following exercises:

Waterskills and Stamina Exercises

  • 400 meter/yard swim
  • 15 minute tread water
  • 800 meter/yard snorkel swim
  • 100 meter/yard inert diver tow

Waterskill Assessment and Development

  • Scuba Skills Evaluation (24 basic scuba skills)
  • Rescue Evaluation
  • Emergency Assistance Plan
  • Mapping Exercise
  • Equipment Exchange
  • Divemaster Conducted Program

Practical Application - Practical Training Exercises

  • Certified Divers in Open Water
  • Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water
  • Open Water Diver Students in Open Water
  • Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water

Independent study is the key to success with this program. Completing the Knowledge Reviews in the manual and study guides in the workbook ahead of time will be extremely helpful. Coming to Roatan prepared is very important.

Please allow yourself a minimum of 10 days to complete this course.