PADI Junior Divemaster Course


The PADI Junior Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you will develop the skills to organise and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • The business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organising a search and recovery project
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

What Will I do as part of my Junior Divemaster Course?

  • Complete the eLearning self study and the two Junior Divemaster exams.  These will be supported by 'in-class' sessions with your Rec2Tec Diving professional mentor to allow you to consolidate your learning, apply to real life diving scenarios and ask questions
  • Prepare an Emergency Action Plan for a designated dive site
  • Complete the following water skills
    • 400m swim
    • 15-minute tread
    • 800m Snorkel / Fin swim nonstop
    • 100m Diver Tow - nonstop
  • Compete the following in water exercises
    • Diver Rescue
    • Dive Skills workshop
  • Undertake training exercises to test organisational and problem solving abilities
  • Refine your personal diving skills
  • Work closely with members of the Rec2Tec Diving team and your own personal mentor
  • Meet the professionalism criteria from the Divemaster course