PADI Junior Divemaster
PADI Junior Divemaster
Here’s one for young divers who want a new challenge…
Traditionally you couldn’t start the Divemaster course until you were 18 but under the Junior Divemaster programme you can start at 15.
This is an exciting opportunity and a great way of expanding your dive knowledge and organisational skills.
As a Junior Divemaster, you'll not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills and gain dive knowledge and supervision abilities so you become a role model to young divers everywhere.
Once qualified you’ll be able to help and shadow a PADI Professional with:
Dive site set up, organisation and surface cover
Pool and classroom set up and organisation
Skills demonstration with a PADI Professional when the skill requires a buddy (such as alternate air source use)
Dive site briefing under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional
Give ‘learn to dive’ and environmental and promotional presentations to various groups.
What Will You Learn?
During the course you will:
Complete knowledge development segments and Knowledge Reviews
Successfully complete the PADI Junior Divemaster Exam by scoring at least 75 percent
Create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a designated dive site
Complete Waterskills exercises (400-Metre/Yard Swim, 15-minute Tread, 800 Metre/Yard Mask/Snorkel/Fin Swim and 100 Metre/Yard Inert Diver Tow). Not timed but each one must be completed without stopping).
Complete the Divemaster Diver Rescue assessment.
Complete the dive skills workshop and assessment.
Complete the following Practical Application skills:
Dive Site Set Up and Management –help a PADI Professional set up a dive site and manage predive preparation,
Mapping Project – Under indirect supervision and with the help of a PADI Professional, create a detailed map of a site.
Dive Briefing –conduct a dive briefing for a familiar dive site
Search and Recovery Scenario - complete various search and recovery scenarios and knot tying, and under direct supervision, demonstrate how to safely rig and bring to the surface an object not more than 11 kilograms/25 pounds negatively buoyant using an appropriate lifting device.
PADI Junior Rescue Divers who are at least 15 years old may enrol in the PADI Junior Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
At least 20 logged dives to begin the course and 40 dives at time of certification (with experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation).
If you don’t meet those yet just let us know and we’ll put a plan in place to get you there.
Upgrade to Adult Divemaster
Junior Divemaster upgrade process once you are 18:
The following segments can be credited towards the adult DM course if training occurs within 36 months of Divemaster course enrolment:
• Emergency Assistance Plan
• Skill 2 – Mapping Project
• Skill 4 – Search and Recovery Scenario
Other than these specific course segments, certified Junior Divemasters must complete the entire divemaster course and meet all course requirements to become a PADI Divemaster. However, because Junior Divemasters are familiar with and have previously mastered many of the divemaster course requirements, the time spent training may be reduced.
All theory and pool sessions and use of equipment are included, as well as the PADI Divemaster digital e-learning materials.
Candidates do not need the full DM crewpack, nor do they pay an application fee (the certification is processed through the regular PIC process) . There are also no professional membership fees until they upgrade to adult DM.
How Much Does It Cost?
How Long Does It Take?
Our Junior Divemaster courses take place year-round. Candidates' progression through the course is performance based, not time based so can be taken at your own pace.
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.