The first step in being a dive professional is becoming PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a Salty Dog instructor, students expand their dive knowledge and hone their underwater skills. Divemaster training develops leadership abilities by providing opportunities to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemaster courses at Salty Dog are the best anywhere. As a PADI Five Star facility students learn from the very best in the industry.

What Divemasters can do:

Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations

Assist PADI Instructors with students

Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours

Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers

Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs

Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers

Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences

Teach Emergency First Response programs (after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course).


PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization

20 logged dives

18 years old

Course Overview

Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions

Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water

Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities

An internship or series of practical training exercises


Divemaster Training Package

Divemaster Video

Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

Diving Knowledge Workbook

PADI Instructor Manual (recommended)

Cost – $690.00 plus materials

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