The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a Geko PADI Certified Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, becoming a master at gas management, understanding full environmental awareness, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities, as well as advanced skills so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at an exotic dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
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


You’ll need to be:
* 18 Years or older.
* A Certified PADI Rescue Diver
You’ll need to have:
* Emergency First Response (EFR)
Primary & Secondary Care Training
(within the last 12 months)
* A Medical Certificate
* At least 40 logged dives to start the course.
* Your own hard & soft scuba gear

This course requires 20 full, preferably consecutive days.

All Course Material (Printed or Digital)
Course Examination
Theory Sessions & Dives
Transport From Geko Divers, Pretoria to Miracle Waters, Brits

Entrance Fee at Miracle Waters (R120 pppd)
PADI Registrations Fees (£72)


6 Days
Theory Lectures

4 Days
Pool Sessions

10 Days
Practical Diving

*Course itineraries are flexible and can be custom built around your availability.




Take the next step in turning your passion into a career. The PADI IDC course is a very intensive, 20 day course that takes your diving & teaching skills to the next level, with the primary focus on leading, teaching & helping other divers.