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PADI Divemaster Course

The PADI Divemaster course is an extensive program designed for individuals like you who aspire to become professional scuba diving leaders. It represents a significant step towards a fulfilling career in the diving industry. Throughout this course, you will acquire in-depth knowledge and develop essential skills to confidently lead and assist in various diving activities.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you will engage in practical training sessions to hone your diving abilities and expand your understanding of dive operations. The course will also provide you with hands-on experience in guiding certified divers, allowing you to offer valuable support and guidance during their dives.

Become a PADI Divemaster in Costa Rica

The PADI Divemaster course is a comprehensive and challenging program that requires dedication, commitment, and your genuine passion for scuba diving. Upon successful completion, you will be qualified to assist instructors, lead dives, and mentor new divers, opening doors to a variety of career opportunities within the diving industry.

Have you thought about combining your passion for diving with the opportunity to work as a dive guide and get an interesting profession? Such an opportunity arises when you hold the PADI Divemaster degree. This degree allows you to work as a certified assistant and underwater guide in dive centers around the world. It also opens the way to the PADI Instructor level and allows you to become a Professional Instructor.

The PADI Divemaster is the first professional course after which you can work as a professional diver. As a PADI Divemaster, you will supervise certified divers during their diving activities and exploration of the underwater world. It is clear that as a Divemaster you will have a significant impact on whether these individuals become interested in diving and whether they consider it their new hobby. Directing your steps towards further education on a professional level, with the Assistant Instructor degree you will be able to take an instructor course and become an Open Water Diving Instructor.

PADI Divemaster course with Costa Rica Divers

We are diving professionals ourselves and understand very well how important it is for every diver to make the transition from recreational to professional level. From the moment you obtain your PADI Divemaster certification, you will be a professional diver who will set an example for less experienced colleagues. You need to be properly prepared for this. At Costa Rica Divers we do not “produce” certifications, but impart practical knowledge from the life of a professional diver. On this course you will learn much more than the course syllabus provides. Every Divemaster who earns this degree at our center is also meant to be our business card. That is why we do not take shortcuts.

An obligatory element of the PADI Divemaster training is an internship in our center. During this time you will gain practical knowledge, learn how to operate the compressor, issues related to the boats and their service, as well as diving equipment maintenance. In a word, everything that will be useful in your work as a divemaster. We emphasize once again – this is a professional course, and obtaining a PADI Divemaster license is an honor, which can be achieved after demonstrating knowledge and skills at a professional level.

But why is our divemaster course different from other schools?

Let me start by assuring you that our price for the PADI Divemaster course is all-inclusive. It covers everything you’ll need to successfully complete the course, including materials, dives, equipment rental for the entire duration of the course, the e-learning package, and PADI license fees. In other words, everything is taken care of. As an added bonus, the course price includes complimentary items such as a t-shirt, logbook, dive compass, dive knife, and SMB buoy. These are all essential tools that will aid you in completing the PADI Divemaster course and embarking on your diving career. It’s worth mentioning that we are the only PADI accredited dive center in the area. This means we have our own training pool and a fully equipped center, ensuring that you have access to top-notch facilities throughout your training.

What is included in the price?

Divemaster Training

Full training including all materials, crew pack and PADI license fees.

Free Dives

During training, all dives are already included.

5 Diving Specialties

You will gain 5 diving specialties such as night diving, deep diving and others.

Master Scuba Diver

With absolutely no extra charge you will get the Master Scuba Diver degree.

Diving Equipment

You will be provided with a diving knife, SMB and compass for your use.

Lifetime Discount

You will get a 15% discount on all our services and products.

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PADI Divemaster Course

The objective of the PADI Divemaster course is to equip divers with the necessary skills to embark on a professional career in the diving industry. During this course, you will not only acquire the knowledge and abilities to effectively guide clients, but also learn how to respond to emergency situations. Additionally, as a divemaster, you will be entrusted with teaching courses like the PADI Reactivate, and thus, this aspect will also be included in your training.


Requirements for PADI Divemaster course:

  1. Have an PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certificate. By “equivalence” is meant having a non-PADI certification at the rescuer-diver level. If the applicant for Divemaster provides proof of completion of an equivalent course, he should also provide proof of completion of the first aid course in the previous 24 months. If the applicant does not meet the requirements for the Initial Rescue Skills Assessment, he or she should complete the PADI Rescue Diver course.
  2. Completed the Emergency First Response course in the last 24 months
  3. Have completed and logged 40 dives in the log book.
  4. Provide a medical certificate stating that the applicant is permitted to dive. This declaration should be issued within the last 12 months. The doctor who signs the affidavit cannot be a candidate for Divemaster.
  5. Minimum age: 18 years or older.

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Departure & Return Location

Costa Rica Divers

Price Includes

  • PADI e-learning
  • PADI Crew Pack with all materials
  • PADI Fees
  • PADI instructor care
  • all necessary equipment
  • compass + knife + SMB
  • entrance fees
  • snacks and drinks
  • Internship
  • free dives

Price Excludes

  • transport to our center
What to expect from becoming a Divemaster?

You may be curious about what you can expect to learn during the PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica. The answer is straightforward. With the guidance of experienced instructors, your skills will be enhanced to a level of mastery. Theoretical topics will consolidate and broaden your knowledge, laying the foundation for future completion of the instructor course.

Through practical sessions, you will gain valuable hands-on experience working with fellow divers. This will enable you to become a capable individual who can proficiently manage dive logistics and provide professional assistance to instructors during courses

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During your Divemaster training you will complete a practical and theoretical part. These parts consist of:

PADI Divemaster course – theoretical part

The theoretical component of the course comprises 12 lectures, a written exam, and the development of an emergency plan for diving accidents. These classes incorporate contemporary training methods, employing multimedia projectors, presentations, and expert lectures. Additionally, an e-learning package is utilized to enhance the learning experience.

PADI Divemaster course – practical part

The practical training comprises a series of program workshops, focusing on the Divemaster’s ability to lead and guide divers during pool and open water training sessions. These workshops involve training divers for various certifications and specializations, including the Open Water Diver course. Additionally, practical workshops on overseeing certified divers during recreational dives are an integral part of the training program.

Internship during PADI Divemaster course

The internship serves as a crucial component of the Divemaster training, offering invaluable practical experience in the day-to-day operations and tasks involved in working at a dive center. Through the internship, you will acquire hands-on knowledge of utilizing computer programs for client management, gain proficiency in dive equipment repair and servicing, and familiarize yourself with the routine responsibilities associated with operating a dive boat. These aspects constitute integral elements of a Divemaster’s daily duties, and I believe that completing an internship is essential in obtaining your license.


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Frequently Asked Questions

We realize that you may have questions about our PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica. To provide assistance, we have compiled a collection of frequently asked questions with answers. If you have additional questions or need further clarification, please contact us directly.

What will I learn in this course?

This comprehensive training program is designed to transform avid divers into knowledgeable leaders who can guide and assist other divers in their underwater adventures.During the PADI Divemaster training you will also learn how to build your own personal brand and how to find the best job opportunities.

What equipment will I be using on this course?

During the PADI Divemaster course, you will use the familiar standard diving equipment with which you have already become familiar during the basic course. However, you will use additional elements such as obstacles, additional weights or various interactive components during your exercises.

Where will I dive during PADI Divemaster course?

We strive to carefully choose the optimal training locations based on current availability and ocean conditions. It is our general preference to conduct dives at Isla del Caño, which offers exceptional diving opportunities.

How long does it take to complete the course?

Unlike all the previous courses you’ve taken, the PADI Divemaster course does not have a rigidly imposed schedule. The time to complete all the mandatory elements is really up to you and your commitment. However, we can tell you that you need to plan a minimum of one month to complete the course and pass the internship in our dive center.

Do I need to bring my own diving equipment?

As a professional diver with a PADI Divemaster degree, you must have your own diving equipment. However, we understand that when you travel, you don’t always have the opportunity to take all your equipment with you. That’s why we can help you during your course by lending you the items you need.

What kind of certification will I get?

Upon successful completion of the PADI Divemaster course, your application will be signed by the lead instructor and sent to PADI headquarters for approval. If all goes smoothly then within a few weeks you will receive official confirmation from PADI along with your personal PADI Divemaster number. .

How experienced are the instructors?

Our instructors hold both extensive experience and PADI certification (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), making them highly qualified in the field of professional training. Their profound expertise and knowledge allow them to deliver comprehensive training, guaranteeing you receive top-notch education in this specialized domain. You can be confident that our dedicated instructors are committed to equipping you with the essential skills and guidance needed to become a PADI Divemaster.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions or need additional information about the PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica, we encourage you to contact us without hesitation. Our main goal is to help you and provide answers to all your questions. Our team is fully committed to providing comprehensive information to make your diving experience truly exceptional. Contact us at your convenience and we will be happy to provide you with prompt assistance.

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