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.Enroll Now Live Chat Schedule a Call Call Now
|July 3 - July 17, 2023||$4,980||Available||Enroll Now|
*Currently accepting applications from alumni families only. Open enrollment begins September 15, 2022. To join the waitlist prior to open enrollment, click “enroll now”; your payment method will not be charged until the open enrollment period begins.
“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
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.
One PADI scuba certification available:
One sailing certification available:
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.
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.
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.
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.