PADI Divemaster Course

PADI Divemaster Course

£ 459

Chertsey, Surrey

Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Chertsey, Surrey
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 459

Activity Highlights:

We are the capital’s premier PADI dive school and the only London dive centre to be equipped with a purpose-built heated scuba pool. Whether it is taking your first breaths underwater, refreshing and expanding your diving knowledge or moving up the ranks to becoming a dive professional, our highly qualified instructors are able to guide and help you every step of the way.

The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level in the PADI system, training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. During the PADI Divemaster course you will learn about supervising certified divers, assisting with students, risk management, the physiology of diving, dive equipment, the physics of diving, decompression theory, the recreational dive planner, diving skills, the underwater environment and how to independently conduct certain PADI programs and courses.

All Divemaster trainees are assigned a Lead Instructor who will mentor you during the course. You will be working with many other instructors during your training but the Lead Instructor is there to be your guide to becoming the best Divemaster possible. This close working relationship often continues long after the course has been completed.

Once you have the DM licence you can gain experience with us through freelance work and course shadowing. Our school has recently been awarded by PADI for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry’ so join us today and become part of the team!

What is PADI Divemaster?

The PADI Divemaster course is a professional level scuba diving certification designed to prepare divers to supervise and guide recreational dive activities, assist in the instruction of PADI courses, and lead diving excursions. It is the first step towards a career in diving, opening the doors to leadership roles in the diving industry.

The course is comprehensive and hands-on, offering a mix of theoretical study, skill development, and practical application. The theoretical component covers a broad range of topics such as dive theory, physics, physiology, equipment, the role of the divemaster, and diving environment. This is usually done through independent study, classroom discussions, and online learning modules.

In terms of practical application, participants learn and practice skills in confined and open water settings. This includes water skills and stamina exercises, rescue assessments, and practical skills, where you learn how to manage and direct divers during actual dives. A significant part of the course also involves a practical application and internship component, where you assist a PADI Instructor during actual PADI courses.

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on developing your leadership abilities, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, all essential for being a competent Divemaster. On completion of the course, you will be equipped to guide certified divers on their underwater adventures, assist instructors with student divers, conduct dive briefings, and manage dive activities.

The PADI Divemaster course requires a high degree of responsibility, knowledge, and skills but it also offers significant rewards. It can lead to exciting career opportunities, the chance to travel, and the satisfaction of helping others discover the joy of scuba diving.


  • Rescue Diver with 40 logged dives
  • 18 yrs old minimum
  • Current HSE dive medical statement signed by an HSE dive doctor
  • CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months

Course Features

  • Complete the Divemaster eLearning which includes a digital manual, videos and knowledge reviews
  • Attend 4 lectures (Course Orientation, Dive Theory, Assisting with Students and Supervising Certified Divers)
  • Design an emergency assistance plan
  • Create an underwater map
  • Demonstrate 24 skills from the Open Water Diver Course
  • Perform a demonstration of your rescue skills
  • Pass a water skills and stamina test
  • Pass five practical skills ranging from Dive Site management to Deep Dive Scenarios
  • Pass five program workshops to help develop your knowledge and skills during a roleplay environment
  • Pass four practical assessments while helping with real students during sessions from PADI courses
  • Pass 2 theory exams

Swim Skills

  • 800m snorkel
  • 400m snorkel
  • 100m toe
  • 15 min survival float

How We Teach You

  • Weekly training sessions
  • Designated lead instructor to be your mentor
  • Hone rescue techniques
  • Unlimited pool use for practicing skills
  • Exploration of the dive sites


How long does it take

  • 2-6 months (based on your active involvement on courses)
  • Starts daily
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What's Included:

  • You will be able to achieve your PADI Divemaster Certification

What's Not Included:

  • Lake entrance fees - £15 Saturday Wraysbury / £24 Vobster
  • Scuba cylinder air fills at the lake - £5 each (X4)
  • Application for PADI membership. This is payable directly to PADI and is currently £98.40.


Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts