Become a PADI Professional

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Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, not only do you get to dive a lot, you’d also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

Looking back 20 years ago as I first set foot as a PADI Divemaster, the reasons that I tell people, back then and now, why I chose to become a dive professional are different. I used to think that becoming a PADI Divemaster was all about scuba diving, sharing the passion and having fun.

Fast forward to this day, I realized that becoming a dive professional was an important milestone in my life. With this special set of skills, I was able to transform the lives of many. I have taken people who has so much fear in water and made them into a competent diver. I have given hope and careers to many people.

Diving has changed the lives of people, giving them more confidence, teaching them to appreciate Mother Nature and generally, becoming better people.

This is My Life, My PADI.

Founder of Orpheus Dive,
Master Instructor, Lester Kwok

Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being a PADI Dive Professional is a very gratifying experience.




Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Divemaster.

When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam. The online portion of the course, PADI Divemaster Online, covers nine topics that prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete the Divemaster course. Through PADI’s eLearning® system and practical segments of the Divemaster course, you become well prepared to work as a PADI Divemaster.


As the entry to professional levels in diver training,the PADI Divemaster course plays a pivotal role within the PADI System of diver education. Those who join the PADI Divemaster ranks assist you and other instructors with training student divers. They supervise diving activities for certified divers, snorkelers and skin divers. Obviously, these entry-level professionals can strongly influence the safety and fun divers enjoy during training and diving. At the same time, many PADI Divemasters are looking ahead, gaining professional experience they will apply as PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water Scuba Instructors. In conducting the PADI Divemaster course, you’re training today’s certified assistants and laying the foundation for many of tomorrow’s instructors.

To qualify to enter the PADI Divemaster course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • A qualifying certification is defined as proof of certification beyond entry level, and proof of 40 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.
  • Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. A qualifying certification is defined as proof of certification in diving rescue from a training organization other than PADI. If the candidate enters with a qualifying certification, then the candidate must submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the past 24 months. If the candidate demonstrates poor or inadequate performance during the diver rescue assessment,then the candidate must complete a PADI Rescue Diver course.
  • Have completed and logged at least 40 dives as documented by the individual’s personal logbook.
  • Be at least 18 years old at the start of PADI Divemaster training. Submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the form cannot be the individual.

For divers who has less than the required logged dives, you are welcome to join us at our resort in Tulamben Bali for diving to aid you in getting the number of required dives. All Divemaster Candidates are entitled to a 30% discount at our resort.

All equipment must be present throughout the entire course. Diving candidates wishing to rent the entire set of equipment can do so at a rental fees of SGD$ 500 for the entire duration of course. Please note, the entire set of equipment is rented as a whole set regardless of certain pieces of equipment owned.


  1. Basic Personal Gear :- Fins, mask and snorkel
  2. Buoyancy control device with low pressure inflator (Backplate or Jacket BCD Systems)
  3. Complete set of regulator including alternate air source, submersible pressure gauge
  4. Weight system – Weight Belt or Integrated BCD Weight System
  5. Appropriate exposure protection
  6. Timing device and depth gauge (or Dive Computer)
  7. Compass,
  8. Diver too – knife or shears or any cutting tool
  9. Underwater Writing Slate
  10. Dive table or PADI mlERDP
  11. Two surface signaling devices – one audible (whistle, air horn, etc.) and one visual (inflatable surface tube, flare, signal mirror, etc.).

At the time of certification,PADI Divemaster candidates must:

  1. Have successfully completed a course in CPR within 24 months prior to the Divemaster certification date.
  2. Have current training in first aid. Since the PADI Rescue Diver certification includes first aid training and does not expire, this requirement is met if the candidate is PADI Rescue Diver certified.  If the candidate has a qualifying rescue diver certification from another organization, the candidate must have first aid training that has not expired as defined by the first aid training organization.
  3. Show proof of 60 logged dives documenting experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation. system, appropriate exposure suit for the environment, timing device and depth gauge (or dive computer), compass, knife/dive tool (unless prohibited by local laws or regulations) and an emergency signaling device(whistle, flare, inflatable signal tube).

For divers who has less than the required logged dives, you are welcome to join us at our resort in Tulamben Bali for diving to aid you in getting the number of required dives. All Divemaster Candidates are entitled to a 30% discount at our resort.

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Theory Lesson

Step 1 : Collect all reading materials
Step 2 : Complete reading all manuals prior to class

Upon completion of independent reading of all required materials, candidates would have to attend a 7 x 3 hours theory lessons conducted on every Monday evenings, from 7pm to 10pm, in our dive school located at 16 Zion Road

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Dive Master
  • Dive theory introduction
  • Decompression theory and the RDP
  • Dive Master conducted programs
  • Risk management
  • The business of diving
  • Your diving career
  • Diving physics
  • Diving physiology
  • Dive equipment

At the end of all the classes, there will be a PADI Divemaster written exams for candidates. For candidates who are weaker in some subjects, personal tuition is available for you upon request.

For divers requested for the course to be conducted in Chinese, the candidates would have to follow strictly to our schedule and PADI Divemaster manuals in Chinese can be requested.


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During the PADI Divemaster Skills Development Sessions, you will learn about and get to practice:

1. Supervising general diving activities for certified divers

  • Conducting and accessing dive sites and briefing
  • Planning dives for certified divers
  • Equipment handling for certified divers
  • Self-awareness

2. Assisting with student divers in training

  • Understanding the training and communication between instructor and students
  • Handling students with difficulty in skill mastery
  • Conducting a Refresher Training with Certified Divers
  • Conducting a Discover Scuba Diving Session

3. Stamina assessment

  • 400M Swim, 800M Snorkel Test, 100M Towing with Full Equipment and 15 Minutes Treading or Floating
  • Underwater Equipment Exchange with your Buddy
  • Diver Rescue Assessment – Diver Confidence, Self Rescue Technique
  • Diver Rescue Assessment – Assessing Unconscious Diver and Rescuing Unconscious Diver
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The final phase of the PADI Divemaster course would required candidate to complete their training in open sea environment. Candidates are required to complete the minimum skills requirements. It is time for application of the skills you have learn from the pool training. The exercises below will be conducted over a minimum of 6 dives.

Divemaster Intern Skills

These include:

  • Mapping Project
  • Search and Recovery Scenario
  • Deep Dive Scenario
  • Assisting in PADI Open Water Diving Course
  • Assisting in any PADI Continue Education Course
  • Conducting Discover Local Diving
  • Supervising Dives for Certified Divers
  • Conducting Dive Briefing

Upon completion of your Open Water Dive Training, your certifying Instructor will also be giving you an overall grading on your Professionalism, Attitude, Appearance, Dive Knowledge and Dive Skills before certifying you.

Candidates will be given the PADI Divemaster Application form and that will be the end of your PADI Divemaster training.

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FEES : SGD 2888.00
Theory Lesson : 7 x 3 hours
Pool Time : 7 x 3 hours
No of Dives : 8 dives in Tulamben, Bali
Certification Earned : PADI Divemaster

Week No. Theory Pool
Week 1 The Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
Supervising Diving Activites
Hours Needed : 3 hours
– 400m swim test
– Skill 1 to Skill 5
Week 2 Assisting with Student Divers
Diver Safety and Risk Management
Hours Needed : 3 hours
– 800m snorkel swim
– Evaluation Skill 1 to 5
– Skill 6 to 10
Week 3 Divemaster conducted programs
Specialize Skills and Activities
Hours Needed : 3 hours
– 15 mins water treading
– Evaluation Skill 1 to 10
– Skill 11 to 15
Week 4 The Business of Diving and Your Career
Hours Needed : 3 hours
– 100m tired diver tow
– Underwater equipment exchange
– Skill 16 to 20
– Evaluation All Skills
– Assist in Open Water Divers in Pool
Week 5 Awareness of Dive Environment
Hours Needed : 3 hours
Week 6 Dive Theory Review Part 1
Hours Needed : 3 hours
Week 7 Dive Theory Review Part 2
Hours Needed : 3 hours
Practical Application (Bali)
– Dive site setup and management
– Mapping Project
– Dive Briefing
– Search and Recovery Scenario
– Deep Diving Scenario
Practical Assessment (Bali)
– Assist Open Water Divers in Ocean
– Assist divers in Continue Education
– Assisting Certified Divers
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