Why train to be a Divemaster?
PADI Divemasters are the most sought-after dive leaders in the worldwide scuba industry. With thorough training by experienced instructors in the clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean you will begin the diving career you so often dreamt of!
During the PADI Divemaster Course you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.
The Scuba Playa Divemaster Internship is a 4 week program which includes the PADI Divemaster Course, followed by an internship in which you put knowledge into action through a structured series of practical training exercises. This program includes FREE ACCOMMODATION in our shared Go Pro Apartment!
If you don´t yet meet the pre-requisites to enroll in the PADI Divemaster Course, no worries!! We will build a package to take you from whichever level you are at, all the way up to Divemaster!
To enroll, you need to:
- 18 years old or over
- PADI Advanced Open Water (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
- EFR Certified (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
- Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Divemaster course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also choose to purchase the Divemaster CrewPack at the dive shop. The Crew-Pack includes the Divemaster Manual, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Instructor Manual and Divemaster slates, Scuba Tune Up book, PADI Professional Log, DSD Cue cards and a PADI Pro Laptop bag.
If you decided to follow the e-learning option you will not require the Divemaster Manual, however, you will need to purchase the other materials mentioned above in the CrewPack.
All the basica Scuba Gear that you need is included in your course, however, it is of course preferable to have your own equipment. We can provide you with BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins if required.
If you would like the peace-of-mind and comfort of your own gear, we can help. You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. The additional equipment items that are required of a Divemaster in training are:
- Dive slate
- Surface marker buoy and reel
- Dive knife or cutting device
- Compass and timing device (dive watch or computer)
- eRDP ml and RDP (Recreational Dive Planner)
We offer a range of packages depending on your current diver level:
Scuba Playa Divemaster Internship Program
4 Weeks / US$1,812
When you already meet all the Pre-requisites, the Scuba Playa Divemaster Internship program includes your PADI Divemaster Course, Divemaster internship and 4 weeks FREE ACCOMODATIONS in our shared Go Pro apartment during your program.
Advanced to Divemaster Internship Program
6 Weeks / US$2,639
When you are already advanced, we will take you all the way to Divemaster, and follow it up with a Divemaster Internship.
This program includes your PADI Rescue course, EFR, PADI Divemster course, Divemaster Internship and 6 weeks FREE ACCOMODATIONS in our shared Go Pro apartment during your program.
Open to Divemaster Internship Program
7 Weeks / US$3,135 (Add US$230 if you need the Open Water Certification)
When you are an Open Water Certified diver, or even if you are not, we will take you all the way to Divemaster, and follow it up with a Divemaster Internship.
This program includes your PADI Advanced course, Rescue course, EFR, PADI Divemster course, Divemaster Internship and 7 weeks FREE ACCOMODATIONS in our shared Go Pro apartment during your program.
If you are not a certified Open Water Diver, add US$230 and your Open Water Diver Certification will also be included.
- All required dives for the Open Water, Advanced and Rescue diver courses
- PADI Student Materials required for the Open Water, Advanced, EFR and Rescue curses
- Full standard diver equipment required for the Open Water, Advanced and Rescue courses.
- PADI Certification fees for the Open Water, Advanced, EFR and Rescue courses.
- Accommodation in our shared Go Pro Apartment for the duration of your internship.
Prices do not include:
If you do not meet the number of dives required to start your Divemaster Course, you will receive a very special price to complete the dives you need to meet the pre.requisite.
- PADI Divemaster Crewpak.
- PADI Divemaster eLearning (optional).
- Rental gear during your Divemaster Course and Internship.
- PADI Divemaster application and certification fee.
- Additional nights at our shared Go Pro apartment.
Our Go Pro Accommodation is a spacious and comfortable apartment in a secure neighborhood just on the outskirts of Playa Town. The apartment sleeps no more than two divers in each room and comes with a fully equipped kitchen, stove top, fridge/freezer, dining table, study room and relax area with lounge area, hammock and wide screen tv.
Right outside the apartment is a large swimming pool and BBQ and communal area.
The apartment is within a secure residential area with 24/7 security and a minutes walk away from the OXXO Convenience store. The closest shopping mall is 10 minutes walk away and there are two large supermarkets in both directions of the apartment. Playa’s private medical clinic and popular banks are also within a minutes walk away.
The apartment is within walking distance of the center of Playa, however, we offer bicycle rental for all our students to make travel faster and easier. Bicycle rental is $3US per day.
The Go Pro apartment is limited to 4 spaces that will be assigned in a first paid/first served basis. Your package must be paid in full to secure your space and enjoy the benefit of FREE accommodation.
The study materials are available in a wide range of languages to make it as comfortable as possible for you to study in your own language.