Downey DuckDivemaster 
Would you like to lead dives and dive trips, taking certified divers on vacations to the world's best dive sites? Divemasters supervise and lead certified divers as well as assisting in instruction. As a divemaster you enjoy again and again the adventures to which you introduce your clients.  You may also audit the academic and pool sessions if your interested in expanding you knowledge and skills but not interested in working as a divemaster or if you have not meet the prerequisites.

A divemaster's substantial leadership training enables you to assist Instructors, have a high degree of personal diving skills, possess instructor-level dive theory knowledge, and assume a leadership role for divers in your charge.  You will become an expert diver while earning the coveted Divemaster rating.

Qualification Of Graduates

  • A divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct dives for certified divers, assist a dive instructor in diving classes, and conduct Discover Local Diving, Discover Snorkeling, Skin Diving, and Scuba Review programs.
  • A divemaster is also qualified to enter an Instructor Training Course.

Program Description 

  • A comprehensive program in three main phases: Watermanship, Knowledge and Practical Application. See our calendar for schedule
  • Develop knowledge and watermanship skills to instructor level. 
  • Develop practical leadership skills and confidence under supervision of an instructor.

Program Steps

  1. Register with Downey Diving to receive your study materials.
  2. Attend required knowledge development and water skills sessions.
  3. Intern with at least one basic, advanced, and specialty course.


  • Age:  Minimum is 18 years. 
  • Certification:  NAUI or PADI Advanced and Rescue certifications or equivalent are required. 
  • Experience:  Have completed and logged at least 20 dives. Sixty dives are required for certification.
  • Medical:  Medical form signed by a physician.

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 Downey Diving
Call 724 869-1989