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Avalon, California is the go-to place to learn how to handle group recreational diving!

Divemasters are looked upon by other scuba divers as leaders who motivate, and mentor, others.  The Divemaster course is the initial level of professional training.  During the course, you will work closely with one of our Dive Instructors and fine-tune your dive skills.  You will gain confidence and knowledge so you can become a role model to divers everywhere you dive.

Once you complete the Divemaster Course, you will have the knowledge to supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Divemaster Certification can open up many opportunities if you wish to work abroad at a dive destination, or close to home at your local dive shop.

What will you learn:

The Divemaster course teaches you to take charge of dive activities, and be a leader in the dive community.  You will learn the skills necessary to organize and direct all kinds of scuba diving activities.  Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the  Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your class includes:

  • Divemaster manual; you study at home on your own time, prior to arriving for your dives
  • Complete instruction with one of our Dive Instructors
  • Certification card