PADI Divemaster

     The Divemaster program is the first level of professional training through PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and is designed to turn recreational divers into professional divers.  Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you will fine-tune your dive skills, and refine your rescue skills to anticipate and easily solve common problems.  You will gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities, so you become a role model to divers everywhere.


     The Divemaster Program is designed for those who love diving and are interested in sharing that love with others!  This program is designed for those interested in assisting with diving courses, teaching skill reviews, and drysuit orientations for certified divers, and (with additional training) teaching Discover Scuba Diving courses to those who have never been diving before.  This program allows divers to fulfill the teaching assistant role in all dive courses.


COST:     $500.


ADDITIONAL COSTS:     Divemaster Candidates are responsible for equipment rental and/or purchase costs.  Divemaster Candidates must provide all of their own equipment. Candidates are responsible for all costs associated with transportation, and open water training weekends.  Candidates are responsible for the PADI Divemaster Certification fees, as well as required classroom material fees.


SCHEDULE:     Divemaster programs are started on an individual basis and can be started at any time.  Candidates sign up with one instructor and complete the course with that instructor.  The Divemaster program includes at least two full open water courses, including open water weekends.



  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be Basic Open Water Certified

  • Must be Advanced Open Water Certified

  • Must have current (within two years) CPR and First Aid Certification, with hands on training.

  • Must be Rescue Certified.

  • Must have 40 logged dives to begin the program, and 60 logged dives to complete the program.

  • Must be medically evaluated and cleared by a physician within one year.


LOCATION:     Classroom sessions held at Under Water Works.

                         Pool sessions held at Tigard Swim Center.

                         Open water weekend in Washington.

HOW TO SIGN UP:     Call or stop by Under Water Works to meet and sign up with an instructor.  The full cost of the course is due at the time of sign up, and candidates must sign a Training Agreement with their instructor mentor.

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PADI Assistant Instructor Training

More information coming soon!