This PADI Divemaster rating is the first rung on the PADI Professional ladder. An extremely thorough and character building course that will train an individual in the PADI system of teaching (including some courses that a DM themselves may conduct), assisting instructors on PADI programmes, guiding divers and looking after clients. This is a physically tough and mentally challenging training course that steps things up a few notches. It will prepare you for the responsibility of looking after others underwater, and being a competent assistant to Instructors in teaching activities. The Divemaster course requires a significant investment of time, money, energy and commitment.

At this stage of your development we also recommend dedicated training in boat handling, and thus getting the RYA Powerboat Level 2 qualification.  In Antibes we recommend SeaScope France for this and other RYA training. 


Over 10 intensive days

  • The theory can be done with the eLearning or with the Divemaster kit (9 chapters + 2 exams with 60 question with multiple choice each)
  • The practical application include :
    • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
    • Diver safety and risk management
    • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
    • Awareness of the dive environment
    • Dive setup and management
    • Mapping an open water site
    • Conducting dive briefings
    • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
    • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
    • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
  • The aquatic competence:
    • 400 meters freestyle swim without stop or/and help
    • 800 meters with fins/mask/snorkel without the arms / stop / help and face in the water
    • 15 minutes
    • 100 meters tired diver tow with both full scuba equipment.
    • Equipment exchange test


Discounted prices from 3 participants

4 participants max per instructor

1 to 2 participants: 1250€

3 and + participants: 1125 €

Included in the price:

  • Dives
  • Tuition
  • Diving equipment rental
  • Insurance
  • Online Theory with PADI eLearning or Divemaster kit


  • 18 years old
  • PADI Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • 40 logged dives to start the course and 60 logged dive to be certified with experience of Deep, Night and Navigation
  • EFR up to date within the last 24 months
  • PADI Medical form signed by a GP within the last 12 months