You have completed your open water, advanced and rescue diver courses and are now thinking: how can I take my diving to the next level? The Divemaster course is the answer! Our Divemaster internship can be completed in as little as ten dives. However, you are welcome to take up to 12 months. Indeed, this is one of the benefits the Scuba Shane Diving offers to our Divemaster students with unlimited shore dives.
Why should I become a Divemaster?
When you become a Divemaster you upgrade your scuba diving skills to a professional level. Therefore, you will be able to plan, organise, lead and supervise dive expeditions. Additionally, you will be trained to take other divers out and act as their guide and leader. More, by becoming a Divemaster you can assist the instructor in diving courses of all previous levels you have already completed. Further, you can use your Divemaster qualification as a stepping stone toward becoming a scuba diving instructor. Divemasters are in high demand across the driving industry, particularly in scuba training facilities.
What does the course involve?
As a Scuba Shane Diving Divemaster intern, you will enjoy unlimited shore dives and six boat dives of your choice. Importantly, you must gain experience with different vessels and different locations. Further, you can begin the internship during your Rescue diver course. However, if you do not have any scuba diving certification we can tailor-make a package specifically to your needs and preferences.
In addition, it is a good idea to be in good health and have a great sense of humour with a positive personality. Once you are a certified Divemaster you can expand on other scuba diving opportunities. Indeed, if you perform well there may even be a spot available on my team. Scuba Shane Diving believes that a positive attitude is half the battle and we are always looking for help, which is usually hard to find. As a Divemaster, you will need to perform a role that consists of several responsibilities.
Your role and responsibilities as a Divemaster:
Assist instructors with their courses.
Roleplay with the Rescue Diver Course.
Guide certified divers on daily social trips.
Pick up and drop off equipment and tanks as needed.
Perform some social media marketing.
Lead snorkelers on social trips.
What is included in the low cost of AU$1,299 for the Divemaster course?
Delivering and demonstrating skills at a high standard
Dive briefs and debriefs
Scuba Shane diving singlet.
Importantly, this course teaches far more than the basic requirement. Furthermore, I teach this course to the standard that I want my Divemaster to be.
For an additional $449.00, you can upgrade your package to the online Divemaster Course. The upgrade course will give you the online e-learning code, DM manual, cap with the patch, backpack, rescue diver slates, US navy deco tables, and decals. Furthermore, you can complete the final exam in the comfort of your home with a glass of red wine.
Please note that the following items are not included.
First Aid and Advanced CPR courses. (Additional cost)
A medical statement (AS2299)
Scuba diving equipment
SDI memberships and Divemaster insurance.
Transportation to dive sites and training facilities.
Be at least 18 years old.
Strong swimmer (400m in 10 minutes)
Have completed the Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent. The advanced certification must include verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night, and limited visibility specialties. These can be added to the course.
Be a certified SDI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider.
Provide proof of at least 40 logged dives
Before obtaining Divemaster certification, you will also need to provide proof of a total of 60 logged dives, ten of which will need to be completed as part of your Divemaster training course.