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Become a Dive Master: 3 Ways to Convert Your Passion to a Profession

Become a Dive Master

Have you been dreaming about becoming a certified dive master? Like most divers, you probably prefer to have a safe and secure life of recreational scuba diving. However, those feelings could change at any time. Eventually, you feel scuba diving is more than just a hobby, it is a lifestyle.

If so, it may be the right time to don your scuba gear and jump into the deep water end. In this article, we want you to make the leap from your passion into your profession by getting your certification. Read on to learn more!

How to Become a Dive Master?

After dreaming of becoming a divemaster, now is the time for you to learn how to turn that dream into reality. Below are 3 simple ways to become a certified diver:

1. Qualify to Become a Divemaster

Before jumping to deep dive, it is essential for you to make sure that you have the scuba and first aid prerequisites prior to your course enrollment. You have to prepare these five must-have items:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Rescue diver certification.
  • Log at least 40 dives at the beginning of the divemaster course and 60 dives at the end of the course.
  • CPR and First Aid training within 2 years.
  • Obtain a signed medical statement from your doctor within a year.

2. Enroll in a Dive Master Course

PADI is the abbreviation of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. It is a scuba diving agency that offers programs and diving courses from entry-level to professional diving courses to start your career as a diver.

However, it is not the only one that does so. Another well-known organization that teaches you scuba diving and supports your dive businesses or even your resorts is SSI (Scuba Schools International). In addition, you can also try some local organizations in Indonesia.

If you want a course with a minimal budget and equipment, you can try SSI. And if you have sufficient funds and equipment, we recommend the PADI course. 

Although the cost is more expensive, the certificate has been recognized worldwide. Here is the step-by-step for registration:

  • Purchase a set of basic scuba equipment

The equipment includes a mask, fins, 2 regulators, harnesses, twin cylinders, a wetsuit, and a dry suit. Plus, a dive computer and knife. Having a strong sense of safety dive shop can make or break your divemaster experience.

So, ensure that you do some preparation like online research and get other diver reviews. Furthermore, make an informed decision and stick with a scuba shop you trust.

  • Sign up for a dive master course online or in person

To be more practical, you can register yourself online through the official PADI website or find the nearest PADI dive center. Course fees may vary but usually range from $600 to $3000 or Rp9,000,000.00 to Rp46,000,000.00. Then, the divemaster course length is approximately one to five months.

  • Practice advanced diving techniques and instruct dive courses

In the beginning, your instructor will teach you how to dive in various natural conditions. After that, you will also learn how to instruct what you have learned during the lesson to other diver trainees. Some dive master courses count your teaching time as an internship, thereby reducing the cost of your course.

3. Achieve Divemaster Status

After going through a long journey, now is the time for you to be tested on how well your skills are with basic knowledge exams. The exams are usually conducted in the middle and at the end of the course. So, if you do not pass the test, analyze your mistakes and ask your instructor to re-do the tests.

Once you have passed, your instructor will help you fill out the required documents. Send the document to the organization where you train, then you will receive your divemaster status in approximately 1 to 2 weeks.

How Far Are Your Preparation to Become a Dive Master?

We hope that this guide can help you make the first step into your dream job. After understanding the steps, now, it is time to make a move!

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