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Divemaster Internship

Divemaster Internship

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Who is this course for?

The advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor.

Course prerequisites

Minimum age 18

Certified Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent; advanced certification must include verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night, and limited visibility specialties

Certified Rescue Diver or equivalent

Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider

Provide proof of at least 40 logged dives

What you can expect to learn

The Divemaster Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Standards and procedures

History of your relevant acency.

Code of ethics and professionalism of a Divemaster

Products and procedures

How to place an order

Yearly renewals

Liability and insurance

Risk management

Waivers and releases

Filling out an accident report

Knowledge Development


Physics and physiology of diving

Medical problems related to diving

Use of dive computers and tables

Diving environment

Dive planning and dive management control

Problem solving

Underwater and surface communications

Diver assistance

Avoiding out of air and emergency situations

Recommended safe diving practices

Boat diving procedures

Shore/beach diving procedures

Night diving procedures

Accident management

Emergency procedures

Leadership development

Planning group dives

Divemaster check lists and logs

What's in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

Assist an active DNQY Instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training

Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior experience and training

Divemaster minimum requirements

Satisfactorily complete the Divemaster written examination, or online version with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation

Complete all water requirements

Demonstrate to an active DNQY Instructor the ability to solve in-water and out-of-water diver problems

Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

Operate as a Divemaster in a wide variety of environments

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The Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification. During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will increase your knowledge about physics and physiology as well as increase your proficiency with your scuba and snorkeling skills.

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

800 metre swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minutes

400 metre swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in less than 10 minutes; swim goggles permitted

Scuba skills – minimum equipment: all equipment required for a Dive Leader

In water, transport another diver in full scuba equipment at a quick pace for 4 minutes

Demonstrate a complete rescue scenario satisfactorily

Perform underwater skills with and without a mask

Swim on the surface, in full scuba equipment, using the snorkel, 100 metres

Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres/20 feet; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes

The bread and butter of every Divemaster Course is based around the confined water skills, you will be demonstrating:

Preparation and planning

Briefing and debriefing

Group control

Problem recognition and solving

Diving equipment assembly and disassembly

Equipment inspection


Proper weighting and buoyancy control

Snorkel and regulator clearing

Regulator recovery

Controlled descents and ascents

Underwater swimming

Mask clearing

Buddy system techniques

Weight system removal and replacement

Out-of-air emergency alternatives

Equipment care and maintenance