Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the SDI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career or a fun side gig. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a dive master, you not only get to dive alot, but experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do!

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The Course

The SDI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a SDI Instructor, you'll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You'll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a SDI Divemaster, you'll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. SDI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the most respected dive organization in the world - SDI.


Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the SDI Divemaster course.You also need to have:

  • First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physcian with the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.

The Learning

The SDI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of diving activites. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the SDI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and deep dive
  • Conducting scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Local Diving Programs

You'll use the Divemaster Online - SDI's eLearning program - for Divemaster knowledge development. You'll work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.

You will also take Dive Theory Online, another SDI eLearning program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you will earn credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with waterkills exercises, workshops, and practical assessments.

For the rest of the course, you will be around and in the water either in the pool or at one of our open water sites. You will learn and practice skills and techniques as you apply your learning, and as you develop into a well-regarded professional Divemaster. Your training will include skills development sessions, role play workshops and interaction with live scuba classes at all levels.

In addition to the SDI Divemaster curriculum, you will also receive Diving First Aid for Professionals, and Search and Recovery Diver specialty as part of the Mammoth Dive Academy Course. Once course is completed you will be a DAN Insructor, able to teach DAN Courses!!!

Mammoth Dive Academy's ALL INCLUSIVE, No HIdden Fee price of $1250.00 + tax includes: course materials, Air and Tank rentals for course, lake entry fees, and pool fees. Also, as part of the program you will receive exclusive pricing on gear and courses.

You may be able to receive college credit for the SDI Divemaster course.

To Get Started

Stop by or call Mammoth Dive Academy at 979-266-9186 for an in depth explanation of the SDI Divemaster program and requirements. We'll also provide you with the Intro to Divemaster eLearning module at no extra cost.

Our Divemaster Course does not run on a fixed schedule. It is self-paced and you can start anytime. You will complete the requirements as you desire and your time allows. Once enrolled in the Divemaster Course, one of our highly experienced Instructors will be assigned to you as a mentor. Your Instructor mentor will be your point of contact and guide as you progress toward your Divemaster certification.

The Gear

As a dive professional, you'll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including dive computer, a cutting tool, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you'll use a compass, floats. marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your Instructor may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.

Check with Mammoth Dive Academy to get advice about everything you'll need as a dive pro.

The Next Step

Now that you've gone pro as a SDI Divemaster, you may want to start teaching scuba diving courses. Your next stop is the SDI Assistant Instructor Course. Ask yout Mammoth Dive Academy instructor about the possibilities!

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