The Divemaster internship gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers and is the first step towards an exciting career as an Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Divemasters can work for Dive Centers and Resorts, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the Divemater certification after completing this program.

The SSI Divemaster program is ISO Certified (ISO 24801-3) and provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to supervise and guide certified divers on recreational scuba dives.

Benefits of Earning the Divemaster Certification

The Divemaster program is the first step on an exciting journey. Learn to safely lead certified divers in various environments and conditions. By giving dive briefings, doing site evaluations, and leading dives, you will become a confident Divemaster in no time. Begin your diving career working as a Professional Divemaster today!


Prerequisites & Requirements For Divemaster

Approximate Class Schedule

  • Starts on the 1st of each month
  • Approximately 8 weeks of classes and diving
  • Maximum four (4) students per class
  • Completetion of eLearning by student
  • Classroom lectures by our Divemaster Instructors and Instructor Trainers
  • Mix of shore and boat diving
  • Multiple in-water, classroom, and remote workshops
  • Online final exam
  • Certification processing!

Detailed Overview of your Divemaster Internship Schedule

Skills Review

Be it refreshing an old skill for you, and learning new skills, we spend a day on each of the following topics:

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diver
  • Night & Limited Visability
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Search & Recovery
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Stress & Rescue

Academic Sessions

Of course, it is not as fun as diving, but classroom lectures are required. Sessions include the following topics:

  • What is a Dive Guide?
  • Preparing for the Dive
  • Conducting the Dive
  • Your career with SSI
  • Dive Emergencies
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Science of Diving

Practical Application

This is the fun part where we go out and dive and practice the skills we learn in the classroom and confined water. Sessions include:

  • Water Fitness
  • Snorkeling
  • Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Stress & Rescue
  • The Dive Briefing
  • Guiding the Dive
  • Guiding a Deep or Night Dive

Ecology Sessions

Learning about the environment you will work is paramount. Ecology sessions include:

  • Fish Identification
  • Coral Identification
  • Marine Ecology
  • Sharks
  • Manta & Rays
  • Mobile Invertebrates
  • Dolphins

Remote Workshops

We all remember the best part of being a student – field trips! During your Divemaster program we partificpate in a number of workshops which include:

  • Retail & Selling
  • Hyperbaric Chamber
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Turtles & Eagle Rays

Need to complete a few pre-requisites before enrolling in our Divemaster Internship?

Not to worry! We can process from Open water up to and including Open Water Instructor. Use the form below to build your ideal internship and recieve an immediate price estimate. Then send it to us and begin your adventure!