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
What can Junior Divemasters do?

Help a PADI Professional with

  • Dive site setup
  • Shore-based duties
  • Dive class setup and organisation
  • Skills demonstration when the skill requires a buddy
  • Dive site briefing under the direct supervision of a PADI member
  • Encourage other divers
You will not be able to work in a supervisory role until you have turned 18 and completed the full Divemaster course.
To take this course, you must be:
  • You need to be 15 to 17 years old (at 18 you can complete the PADI Divemaster certification)
  • Minimum logged dives 20 (40 at the time of certification including experience of deep, navigation and night diving)
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organisation.
  • EFR or equivalent certification within the last 24 months
  • You need to have a medical statement of fitness to dive signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
  • Your own mask, snorkel and computer