- Duration: 4 weeks MINIMUM
- Course Price: $3.200.000 COP
(Application +$105 USD)
- Prerequisites: Age 18
PADI Rescue Diver (or other qualifying certification)
Current Emergency First Response (or other current CPR certification)
Medical clearance signed by a physician
40 logged dives
Good physical shape
Why become a PADI Divemaster at Blue Life ?
Blue Life offers the most comprehensive Divemaster package on San Andres Island. Over the last five years Blue Life has worked hard to recruit and retain the most experienced instructors around. When you look at the Crew page on this website you will see that your PADI Divemaster training will be conducted by instructors with years of full-time work experience on San Andres, and around the world..
Should you choose to continue your training? By taking the Divemaster Internship with Blue Life you will leave with experience beyond many other Divemaster Internships, not just because your training is conducted by such experienced instructors, but because the dive shop is the busiest in San Andres in terms of the number of courses we teach. This means that you will get a large variety of experience assisting on many real PADI courses. You will also get actual experience working as part of the dive shop team, learning a variety of skills that would be expected of you to work in a dive shop environment. We keep the number of Divemaster Trainees limited to 2 per full time instructor as we feel it is important to be able to dedicate the time to give you the most comprehensive training possible. The Divemaster Internship will also involve many ‘fun’ dives. By following our experienced instructors as they lead certified divers on ‘discover local diving’ dives you will develop the skills needed to give quality dive briefings manage diver safety and spot those little critters that most divers can’t.
Why PADI Dive master?
The PADI Divemaster program is your key to joining the professional ranks of the diving industry. PADI Divemasters are qualified to assist PADI Instructors with students, lead certified divers on guided dive tours, teach and certify PADI Skin Divers, teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs, and conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers. PADI Divemasters can also teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of the Emergency First Response Instructor course. PADI Divemasters work all over the world at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats and yachts, and at exotic resort locations.
What do I need to start?
You must be at least 18 years old, have a physician-signed medical clearance, be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization), and have completed Emergency First Response (or another sanctioned CPR program). In addition, you will need a minimum of six weeks to complete the program.
What will I do?
The PADI Divemaster program at Blue Life Dive Center is a full internship: you become part of Blue Life Team! You will assist instructors with their courses, lead certified divers on guided dive tours, conduct Scuba Review programs, aid with equipment assembly and repairs, and help out with day-to-day shop maintenance. You will learn about dive physics, dive physiology, decompression theory, equipment mechanics, and general dive skills through several knowledge development examinations. You will also develop your dive skills to “demonstration quality,” create a map of a local dive site, execute a rescue scenario, complete a problem-solving challenge and complete a series of physical stamina tests. The most important part, of course, is the diving. As a Divemaster Trainee (DMT) at Blue Life, you will do as many dives as you need to complete your course; you are guaranteed to leave with a full log book. Plus, you will be part of our family here, meaning you get to partake in the constant fun and camaraderie that makes Blue Life a great shop.
How long will it take?
Please allow a minimum of four weeks for this program. The Divemaster program is an internship, not a course. We take great pride in the Divemasters that come through our program, and we want you to take the same pride in your education. As such, we recommend that you give yourself ample time to complete the program requirements and to develop your skills to the professional level. While it is possible to finish the bare course requirements in less time, we do not advise such hasty schedules as we feel that it hinders your ability to become a highly competent Divemaster.
What do I earn at the end?
Once your program requirements are met and you have at least 60 logged dives, you are eligible to apply for PADI Divemaster status. As a PADI Divemaster, you are qualified to assist PADI Instructors with students, lead certified divers on guided dive tours, teach and certify PADI Skin Divers, teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs, and conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers all over the world.
Where can I go from here?
The next step in your professional diving career comes at the PADI Instructor Development Course, where you learn the PADI standards and training necessary to conduct programs as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You can also expand your recreational diving knowledge by taking additional specialty courses such as the popular PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty.