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). And develop the theoretical knowledge of candidates to a level sufficient to become an Instructor.

Course Objectives

The course consists of 3 modules:

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


Required Materials

Ultimate DM Crewpak which includes the following:

Price: A$305.00

Recommended materials

PADI Dive Master (DM) application fee: A$231.70

Course Fee


Includes the 3 modules, workshops and practical assesments

Total fee


Ultimate PADI Dive Master Crewpak, PADI Dive Master (DM) application fee and course.