Newly launched by PADI – Introduction to Divemaster, a free eLearning course! Accessed via the PADI Learning Portal, whether you want to hone your skills and dive like a pro or turn your passion into a career – you can start now for free!
Discover what it takes to earn a PADI Divemaster certification – PADI’s most popular professional-level rating. This program introduces you to the concepts, skills, and knowledge necessary to join the ranks of PADI Professionals worldwide. You can then decide if you want to complete your training at Rec2Tec Diving with your favorite PADI Instructors.
There is no credit card required – just sign in or create a new account to get started.
Become a PADI Pro and Start Living Your Dream
PADI Divemasters and Instructors are in demand – more than 6,500 PADI Dive Shops issuing one million certifications each year, you will find job opportunities in every corner of the globe.
The Best Training
PADI’s Divemaster and Instructor training combine interactive learning materials, skill development workshops and real-world experience to ensure you are prepared to be a dive leader. All you need is love for the underwater world and a desire to share that passion with others.
Whether you choose to work for a dive shop or on your own, you will have a dedicated support team committed to your success. Find the scuba diving job of your dreams on PADI’s online employment board, consult with your local PADI representative on how to grow your business, and access free marketing tools and videos.
How to Become a Divemaster or Instructor
Divemaster is a prerequisite to becoming a scuba instructor. Before you can enroll in a PADI Divemaster course, you must be 18 years old and have the following certifications:
- Open Water Diver
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- Rescue Diver
- Emergency First Response (or equivalent CPR and First Aid training within 24 months)
If you are already a PADI Divemaster (or hold a leadership-level certification with another training agency), you can enroll in a PADI Instructor or Assistant Instructor course. Learn more about the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course).