GOING PRO: How to become a PADI Divemaster
Take your passion of discovering the underwater wonders to the next level so that you can generate income while doing what you love. The sport you’ve invested your money and time into can become a new loved career, all through earning the world-recognized PADI Divemaster certification.
Blue Season Bali brings this week’s article addressing just what this certification is, why enthusiastic divers should consider becoming a PADI Divemaster, and just what to expect when advancing into the course.
What is a Divemaster?
Before going into detail as to what are the requirements to become a PADI Divemaster, you may be curious to find out what the certification involves and the importance of this course.
On the journey to become a Divemaster, an individual will upgrade their current scuba knowledge to a professional level. The expertise learnt is demanded in order for the individual to take responsibility of other divers and to guide others during group diving expeditions.
If you’re aiming as a scuba diver to enter the professional world of this sport, becoming Divemaster-certified is your first step on the professional ladder.
Why should I consider becoming a PADI Divemaster?
There are a variety of reasons individual wishes to become a PADI Divemaster. A common reason is the willingness to expand an individual’s knowledge and experience in scuba diving, but also this is the first level in professional diving that will allow working in the diving industry.
To become a Divemaster, responsibility, safety and leadership are going to be some of the skills you will be working on. So if you’re a natural born leader, the Divemaster course is for you. In addition to sharpening your own diving skills, you will help other divers develop theirs, improving their awareness underwater and making their skills as a scuba diver even more effective.
How to become a Divemaster?
Now that we’ve covered the motivations to become a Divemaster, it is crucial to understand how this title is earned. First, the candidate should expect some academic components- running through the fundamental basics of diving such as safety, course standards and planning, dive theory and more.
Also, candidates will improve (and prove!) their skills in the in-water components of the course. This includes performing and demonstration of quality skills, rescue and supervision skills. Candidates will be guided and evaluated by a certified PADI Instructor, who also acts as the candidates professional mentor.
To become a PADI Divemaster requires dedication, hard work and a love for scuba diving. Start your journey with Blue Season Bali with our PADI Divemaster internship program! For more information about our internship program, have a quick peek at our website.