Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by teaching you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Divemasters:

  • Work with local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations.
  • Assist Instructors with scuba classes.
  • Lead certified divers on guided dives.
  • Conduct local diving orientations.
  • May be able to teach certain refresher, discovery, noncertification and emergency response courses.

Divemaster training is an important prerequisite for Assistant Instructor and Instructor training.



Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Are certified to the Rescue level or equivalent.
  • Have logged at least 60 dives.
  • Have secured a physician’s approval for diving within the past twelve months, based on the standard Medical History/Exam form.



What is involved? This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • A minimum of 4 classroom sessions.
  • A minimum of 6 pool sessions.
  • A minimum of 10 open water training dives.

Where and When?


Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place at agreed upon time between the candidate and the Instructor.
  • Pool sessions take place during regularly scheduled beginning classes.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday, during regularly scheduled beg.

Starting dates include:

  • Because minimum class size is 1, this course starts anytime someone signs up.

How Much?

How Much

How much does it cost? The course fee is $450 per person and includes:

  • All study materials.
  • Tanks and Weights.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Entry fees to dive facilities or dive charter fees.

What Equipment?


What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Compass.
  • Pocket Mask.
  • U/W Light and backup.

All of these items are available at Big Kahuna Scuba.

How to Enroll

Sign Up

Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Big Kahuna Scuba.