Dive World Austin currently offers two Divemaster Course Packages

Traditional Divemaster Course

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Ultimate Divemaster Course

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The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Work closely with a PADI Instructor to fine-tune your dive skills, perfect the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. Gain dive knowledge, management, and supervision abilities to become a role model to divers everywhere. 

Note: Do your homework! Enroll at least one week prior to class. This will allow you adequate time to complete all training materials

Traditional Divemaster Course

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This course teaches the core lessons of Divemaster. It includes your online training, crew pack, unlimited access to rental tanks (or air fills), and weights as needed.  It does not include Padi Pro Fees.

Ultimate Divemaster Course

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The goal of the Ultimate Divemaster Course is to set the candidate up for the highest paying success following certification. It includes DSD internship,  EFR Instructor, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Deep Diver Specialty,* and Search and Recovery Specialty.* This course fee also includes Divemaster online training, your crew pack, EFR crew pack, books for your chosen specialties, unlimited access to rental tanks (or air fills) and weights as needed. Does not include Padi Pro Fees.

*Specialties can be swapped with any other specialty we offer in our roster except Side Mount. The goal of adding two specialties is not only to improve your skills as a dive professional but also to assist in achieving Master Scuba Diver along with Divemaster certification.

Download your Medical Form here. 

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If you have a yes on your medical release form, your physician will need to sign the permission form prior to starting class. You MUST bring this form filled out to attend class.

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Ways to Learn


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This Divemaster course option is self-paced and self-motivated. The schedule is dependent upon when you can attend class and dive with beginner classes on the weekend. 

10-Day Divemaster Course

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This Divemaster course option is scheduled to be completed in a week.

More Details

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others, supervise scuba diving activities, and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home - the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world.

  • 18 years old

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months

  • At least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification

  • Fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

What will I learn?
  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions

  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water

  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem-solving abilities

  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

What is included?

  • Tanks/Air Fills

  • Weights

  • Certification Crew Packs

  • Divemaster eLearning

  • Instruction Fees

  • DSD Internship

  • See Ultimate Divemaster Course for additional included items in larger package 

Not Included

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Dive Booties, BCD, Regulator, Dive Computer, Wetsuit, Hood, Gloves, or any additional gear not listed above. (it is recommended that the candidate own their own gear-Dive World Austin gear packages available in-store with a 10% student discount

  • PADI Fees (For the Pre-Divemaster application, and the final application) 

  • Insurance 

  • Entrance fee for any and all training open water dates

  • Rescheduling fees (If you do not complete your Divemaster course within a year official start date, we are not responsible for any additional fees or re-purchases of e-learning or other costs)