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The next PADI Divemaster Orientation will be held
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 7 p.m.

at Y-kiki Divers Creve Coeur

Go Pro! Become a PADI Divemaster

Begin your dive career with the first step – PADI Divemaster. You’re eligible to start your PADI Divemaster training after 20 logged dives and successfully completing the PADI Rescue Diver course. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. The most fulfilling part of the course is learning to supervise dive activities and assisting with diver training. Want to know more? Join us for a Divemaster Orientation Evening at Y-kiki Divers Creve Coeur, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Pre-registration is appreciated: 314-469-8722.

Are you a PADI Rescue Diver?
After you’ve completed the PADI Rescue Diver course, you’re ready for PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone 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.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

PADI Divemasters ...
Work with local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
Assist PADI Instructors with scuba classes
Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
Conduct Discover Local Diving orientations
Teach The Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course after successfully completing a Digital Underwater Specialty Instructor Training Course.
Teach Emergency First Response CPR and First Aid programs after completing the Emergency First Response instructor training program.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
20 logged dives
18 years old

What it takes:
Learn dive leadership skills through classroom sessions and by using the PADI Divemaster Manual and Video.
Complete a series of waterskills and stamina exercises in confined and open water environments.
Three required training exercises that test organizational and problem solving abilities.
Mapping a dive site, including underwater and surface features
Equipment exchange: demonstrate the ability to solve unanticipated problems underwater
Conduct a simulated or actual class, under the supervision of a PADI Instructor
Internship or Practical Training Exercises (choose one)

Internship: hands-on experience supervising and assisting divers in actual PADI programs, under the guidance of a PADI Instructor

Practical Training Exercises: simulated scenarios in supervising and assisting divers, under the supervision of a PADI Instructor

Knowledge Development: 12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training

Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster

Materials You’ll Need:
PADI Divemaster Manual
Recreational Dive Planner – both versions (Table and eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
Diving Knowledge Workbook
Divemaster Slates
PADI Divemaster Video
Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Center/Resort or you may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
1. Discover Scuba Diving
2. Discover Snorkeling/Skin Diver Course
3. Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving

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