Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the SDI Divemaster program. Working closely with a SDI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. SDI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. SDI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the SDI Assistant Instructor and SDI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the SDI Divemaster program, 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. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

What You Can Teach

After becoming certified as a SDI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
  • Supervise training & non-training activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a SDI Instructor during the training sessions for any SDI Diver course
  • Conduct the SDI Skin Diver course and SDI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the SDI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct theSDI Scuba Review program
  • Earn the SDI Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach theSDI Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a SDI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything at All About Scuba.

The Learning Materials You Need

The SDI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the SDI Divemaster program. 


  • 18 years old.
  • A SDI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification).
  • A SDI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • A first aid and CPR training 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 (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.



Cost: $1299.00 or as 3 Weekend course $995.00

Includes: The SDI Divemaster Crew Pack, Online Theory Code, Instruction

Does Not Include: Gear hire, Boat Dives, Application Fee, AIR/GASSES, Professional Insurance

For further information, please contact the shop via email and we can send you out a detailed flyer on the course.