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Caribbean PADI Divemaster

Open the door to professional dive opportunities on this liveaboard journey through the Leeward Islands for experienced divers. Experience multiple dive scenarios and learn planning techniques that will equip you with all of the skills and confidence needed to become a certified PADI Divemaster.

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Full days of diving and skill mastery

  • Go well beyond classroom and pool exercises on a multi-island dive adventure that allows you to build advanced dive skills and knowledge in the field.
  • Explore multiple dive sites and dive techniques in the incredible waters surrounding St. Martin, St. Barts and Saba. Study dive theory from your floating classroom and home, as you experience life at sea with a crew of fellow dive enthusiasts.
  • Engage in search and recovery situations and provide support to groups of Broadreach students just starting their dive training.
  • Learn open water site mapping, small boat handling, sailing and deck handling skills, basic dive gear and compressor management, and other important aspects of dive planning and logistics you’ll need to know to lead successful dives on your own.
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July 4 - July 18, 2022$4,680AvailableEnroll Now
“The skills I learned during this training have far exceeded my expectations. I gained the confidence and self assurance to push myself and believe in myself in every aspect of my personal and professional career. There is no better way to learn how to become a Divemaster and take steps toward a better you. I would recommend this program to any person interested in diving, marine studies, self-improvement and self-confidence. Truly one of the most amazing and life changing experiences in my life.” Victoria, college alumna

This PADI divemaster course abroad offers:

3

College Credits

1

PADI Certification

1

Sailing Certifications

Three physical education college credits through the American Council on Education (ACE).

Course description: This course is the first step into the PADI professional world of diving, helping students become a Divemaster as they learn both hard and soft skills. Students will increase dive theory knowledge to better problem solve, and are tested on general fitness to ensure suitability for this certification.

Course objectives:

  • Complete knowledge and development segments to pass the Divemaster final exams.
  • Create an emergency assistance plan for a designated dive site.
  • Complete water skills exercises, diver rescue assessment, and dive skills workshop and assessment.
  • Complete practical application assessments.
  • Meet professionalism criteria.

One PADI scuba certification available:

  • PADI Divemaster

One sailing certification available:

  • Broadreach Intro to Yachting

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old to participate.
  • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent certification.
  • Current EFR certification or qualifying equivalent.
  • Minimum of 40 logged dives prior to start of program.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

A new level

The first steps of your professional dive training start here! Climb aboard your new floating home in Anse Marcel and get to know your crew and training mates as you prepare for the journey ahead. Strap on your fins and fine-tune your skills with some confined water circuit exercises, academics, and begin the basics of leadership training. Explore what it takes to be a PADI Divemaster through knowledge development sessions and start putting your skills into practice as you learn with your crewmates.


 

Day 5-8

Set sail

All settled in and ready for more, it’s off to St. Bart’s for the next level of training and some fun. Dive deeper into your skill development, including navigation practice, underwater mapping, diver safety, basic compressor training and risk management. It’s not all work though! Take a well-deserved break for some town time in this tropical French hotspot to shop, grab a cheeseburger in paradise and get some quality time at the body surfing beach.


 

Day 9-11

Take charge

The unspoiled waters of Saba are where you’ll really learn what being a Divemaster is all about. Learn about taking charge of dive activities and lead by digging into the logistics of conducting briefings, scouting open water sites, dive site set up and management, and search and recovery – it’s everything you need to know to lead successful dives of your own! The waters of Saba provide a variety of interesting diving environments and some stunning wildlife in their world-class marine park.


 

Day 12-15

Do what you love

After exploring the island of Saba and a lot more diving, it’s time to take everything you’ve learned and put it to the test as we sail our way back to St. Martin. No need to worry about the final exams, after all the practicing and hands-on preparations, you’re ready! Celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished by relaxing on the pristine beaches of Tintamarre and having some fun with your crew of brand new certified PADI Divemasters. Head home knowing that you have achieved something to be proud of, joined the ranks of dive professionals and opened up so many opportunities for your future dive career.