Course objectives

To enable the candidate to organise, conduct and supervise recreational dive training, both land and boat-based, effectively act as an instructor assistant to a teaching status PADI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR (or higher) / Develop the theoretical knowledge of candidates to a level sufficient to become an Instructor. The course consists of 3 modules of work:

Module – 1 Waterskills and Stamina

  • Stamina Assessment and Development
  • Diver Rescue Assessment and Development
  • Confined Waterskill Assessment and Development

Module 2 – Knowledge Development

  • All sections of the DM manual either by self-study, by tutorial sessions or a combination of both
  • An Emergency Assistance Plan
  • DM examination

Module 3 – Practical Application

* Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty ratings credit toward these respective skills.


The following workshops and assessments give candidates the training and experience they need in confined or open water to carry out their functions after certification.

Please Note: After reviewing the standards for each program, candidates take the lead under the instructor's guidance; or, in Workshop 3, candidates play the role of the assistant.

  1. Workshop 1: Scuba Review in Confined Water
  2. Workshop 2: Skin Diver Course and SnorkeLling Supervision
  3. Workshop 3: Discover Scuba Diving Program in Confined Water
  4. Workshop 4: Discover Scuba Diving Program – Additional Open Water Dive
  5. Workshop 5: Discover Local Diving in Open Water

Practical Assesments

These four in-water segments are scored on the candidate's ability to meet the objective and to anticipate instructor and diver needs. Divemasters demonstrate skills such as the ability to organize a dive, assess a site, coordinate and supervise divers, recognize and overcome difficulties.

  1. Assessment 1: Open Water Diver Students in Confined Water
  2. Assessment 2: Open Water Diver Students in Open Water
  3. Assessment 3: Continuing Education Student Divers in Open Water
  4. Assessment 4: Certified Divers in Open Water

Course Fee



  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • 18 years old
  • Logged 40 scuba dives
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Required Materials

Ultimate DM Crewpak at a price of A$305.00 which includes the following:

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • RDP – Table and eRDPML including associated Instructions for Use booklets
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Logbook
  • Divemaster candidates must view the PADI Divemaster Video

Recommended materials:

  • PADI's Guide to Teaching
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook or Dive Theory Online
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook

PADI Dive Master (DM) application fee: A$205.70

Total fee:

Course, PADI Crewpak and application fee: A$1810.70