Are you ready to take the next step?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course in Lembongan and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. During your divemaster in Lemobngan, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI 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 PADI 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. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
The Twin Island Dive difference:
Twin Island Dive is an independently run dive centre that provides a personal experience to all our divers. With our small team right by your side, throughout your training, you will feel 100% supported and apart of the family.
Unlike more commercial dive centres, you will be on the ‘frontline’ every day, working alongside our experienced instructors, in real dive industry situations. This gives you the best chance to experience every little part of working in a dive centre, while under the professional guidance of our instructors .
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What do you need to start the PADI Divemaster course?
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. A qualifying certification is defined as proof of certification beyond entry level, and proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and under water navigation.
- Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. A qualifying certification is defined as proof of certification in diving rescue from a training organization other than PADI.
- Have completed and logged at least 40 dives as documented by the individual’s personal log book. With our 6-week and 8-week internships you need to have already completed Advanced Open Water and logged at least 20 dives. You will complete your specialty courses first and then start the DM course when you have reached 40 dives. If you are not already Rescue Diver certified, you will have time to complete the course within our 6 week or 8 week internships for an additional
- Be at least 18 years old at the start of PADI Divemaster training.
- Submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting that you are “fit to dive”. The medical clearance must be current within 12 months. The physician signing the form cannot be the individual. This should also be valid until your certification date. Please arrange this before your arrival. We will send you the required form
The following are all included in your Divemaster package price:
- Following our dive staff on any diving excursions.
- Manuals & materials – It is mandatory that all candidates have their own set of manuals & materials including Instructor Manual, DM Manual, Encyclopaedia, Slates etc.
- PADI DM application fee + decal
- Free Wi-Fi at the resort and dive centres
- Dive equipment rental (BCD, Regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins) – you are expected to have your own dive computer
The Following are extra workshops – special to Twin Island Dive:
The following workshops are not included in the standard PADI Divemaster course but are essential to the dive industry
- How to fill tanks
- RDP / eRDPml workshop
- Equipment Maintenance
- Oxygen kit workshop
- Additional Physics and Physiology workshops. (ie, Displacement theory)
- Dive computers & usage
- Orientation to the PADI Pros website
- Organizing Project AWARE programs
- Fish identification workshop (the right place to look)
- Additional knot tying workshop
Frequently Asked Questions:
Your day during your Divemaster course:
You will be a part of our dive family and will help each of us with our day to day duties. This helps you experience all the key parts that are needed to keep the dive operation running smoothly, on a day-to-day basis.
Being proactive and helpful around the dive centre, gives you an amazing opportunity to gain real world Divemaster experience – this will make you more employable after certification.
Your day-to-day schedule will depend on what is happening in the dive centre and what parts of your course you still need to complete.
Your day may include any of the following:
- Meeting and greeting walk-in and check-in guests
- Helping guests sizing up equipment
- Self-study of the dive theory
- Physics / Physiology / equipment / environment classroom workshops
- Helping load / unload the dive boat
- Assisting instructors with courses
- Underwater practical assessments for the Divemaster course
- Fun diving
- Shadowing our instructors while they are teaching or guiding
- Skill circuits and workshops in the swimming pool
During your course you will be assessed on:
Professionalism in accordance with PADI standards:
- Level of Active, positive participation in training sessions
- Ability to serve as a mentor to student divers
- Willingness to follow directions
- Positive attitude and demeanour towards student divers, divers and staff
- Positive attitude and practice toward caring for the environment
- General understanding of the role of a PADI Divemaster
Other areas of assessment include:
- Swimming / stamina tests
- Skills sessions (perfecting the dive skills that you have learned in your entry level
- Assisting instructors with different level courses
- Divemaster conducted programs (practicing those which as a DM you will be able to conduct independently)
- Dive theory and exams
- Rescue assessment
- Guiding certified divers
During all these assessments, you will be regularly evaluated. Keeping this in mind, during all in-water assessments, you will be briefed and debriefed about how things went. There is no limit to how many times we can do an assessment. Due to this, we can constantly build on the aspects you are good at and develop your skills and knowledge in other areas.
You will only be signed off for an assessment when you have reached our high standards of completion. This way, you are finishing the course as the best Divemaster you can be!
Not a Rescue Diver yet?
It is not too much of an issue, if you have not yet completed the PADI Rescue Diver course. We are able to teach you the course, before starting your Divemaster internship!
What will you learn?
During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. The course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond.
To complete the Rescue Course, you also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training with Twin Island Dive during the Rescue Diver course for an additional USD $140
Worried about the swimming and stamina tests?
During the divemaster program, you will need to complete 5 swimming / stamina tests.
These tests are:
- 800 meter swim, using mask, snorkel and fins
- 400 meter swim
- 100 meter tired diver tow
- 15 minute float
- Equipment exchange
For each of these tests, you are given a score between 1 to 5. The score is based upon how you complete the test. For example; for the 800 meter swim, if you complete the swim in 14 minutes, you will get 4 points, in 16 minutes, you will get 3 points and more than 21 minutes you will get 1 point.
At the end of the Divemaster course, you will need a combined total of 15 points! As it is a combined total, you do not need to be an Olympic level swimmer, in order to pass all the swimming / stamina tests.
Here is a little breakdown to help put your mind at ease:
The tired diver tow and float are quiet easy to get 4 or 5 in. If you were to get 5 in both of these, you are already at 10 points. This means that for the equipment exchange, the 400 meter and 800 meter swim, you only need to score a combined total of 5 – an average of 2 points on each.
If worse comes to worse and you have completed the 5 tests but have not reached the 15 point needed, you will have the chance to retry.
Running low on time?
There are a few different reason that might result in you running out of time or not having enough time to complete the full Divemaster course.
Here are a few possible reasons and our solutions:
If you do fall sick during your course, we do have a few options. If it is a cold, flu, ear infection, or something else that keeps you out of the water, we are able to focus on land based skills while you get better.
If it is a sickness that results in you having to stop your course, it is possible for you to return at a later date and complete what is left. We will be able to sign you off for everything that you have completed. You are than able to complete the rest of the course, anywhere in the world at a PADI dive centre.
An emergency and you have to leave.
If an emergency happens and you need to leave Lembongan, it is possible for you to return at a later date and complete what is left. We will be able to sign you off for everything that you have completed. You are than able to complete the rest of the course, anywhere in the world at a PADI dive centre.
Run out of time on your visa
Depending on which visa you have, it maybe possible to extend for another 30 days. If you do not have an extendable visa, it is possible to do a quick visa run, to a nearby country and get another 30 day visa on arrival. If you need to do a visa run, we are able to put your course on pause, until you are back. We are able to help with any questions regarding this or extending your visa.
Feel that you need more time to learn more
If you feel that you need more time on the course to learn more, that is not a problem, we are able to add another week or 2 on to your internship.
Been a while since you were last at school?
Has the thought of studying dive physics and physiology got you worried, because it has been a while since you were at school? Don’t worry yourself too much.
For the physics, if you know how to use a basic calculator, you will be fine. All the dive physics that you will need, will be taught to you, over many classroom workshops and practice exams. There are no formals that you need to remember. The key values are given to you in the exam booklet and the laws are taught in practical diving situations.
For the physiology, if you don’t remember your high school biology class, don’t worry. As long as you know your main organs, how your blood flows and how to breath, you will be fine. How diving affects your body, will all be explained to you over a few classroom workshops and practical exams.
Forgot everything about about the RDP (Recreational Dive Planer)? Here at Twin Island Dive, we include extra workshops on the RDP, starting from what you would have learnt on your Open Water course.
Just like the other PADI course you have done, there is a manual full of information for you to read. At the end of each chapter there is a knowledge review section, where you will have the chance to answer some questions and review your answers with your instructor. Once you have completed all the chapters in the book and our theory workshops, you will be able to sit the 2 exams. You will need to score 75% on each of these exams. If you do not score 75% on an exam, you will have the chance to review the sections that you have missed with your instructor and resit the exam.
Medical conditions and Medical forms.
For the PADI Divemaster course, you will need to bring a completed PADI medical form, before you start the course. You can find the medical from here.
You will need to have this medical form signed by your doctor stating that you are ‘fit to dive’.
If you do not have enough time to have this completed by your doctor at home, there are a few doctors in Bali that are able to sign this for you.
Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan are quiet known for their currents. The dive sites can range from having no current to being able to cover 2 or 3 dive sites within an hour.
The tides and the moon are what affect the currents around our dive sites. This means, it is very important for us plan our dives based on who is on the boat, which certification level people are, tides, wind and currents. With this information we are able to pick the best dive sites for the day.
You will be apart of the planing process during your course. You will be able to learn how much currents do affect our dive sites, how to dive in currents and to make sure everyone is safe, given the changing conditions that we do have.
Instructor Development Courses are something that we are looking into, conducting on site, in the near future.
Currently we do not offer instructor courses but we do work very closely with one of the worlds biggest Course Directors, so we will be very happy to help you make the next step.
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