PADI Divemaster Course

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Quick Details

  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Professional scuba diving qualification
  • Learn specialized Maui dive planning and execution
  • Assist Banyan Tree Divers staff with training divers
  • Explore the best Maui diving sites
  • Next professional step? PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

Prerequisite: To enroll you must be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent from another agency, and have a minimum of 40 logged dives. You must also have first aid and CPR training within the last 24 months. If you do not have this, we can run an Emergency First Response training course for you, which takes just half a day.

PLEASE NOTE: It is a requirement when taking professional level scuba diving courses on Maui, that all divers complete and submit a medical statement confirming good health for diving, which should be signed by a licensed physician. 

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Become a Professional Diver on Maui

Earning the PADI Divemaster rating opens the door to a whole new lifestyle and welcomes you into professional diving status! Here at Banyan Tree Divers our PADI Divemaster internship allows you to develop leadership skills by learning specialized techniques to supervise dive activities, assist with training divers, and create quality dive experiences for our guests. You will also get the opportunity to assist Banyan Tree Divers in conservation efforts within Maui’s dive community, and while your training will focus on techniques for Maui scuba diving activities, the course will equip you with transferable skills to live and work as a dive professional anywhere in the world!

The program consists of three main modules: knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises, and practical assessment training. One of our experienced instructor team will be your mentor throughout the course as you learn how to supervise new and certified divers, develop risk management skills, and build on your diving skillset. Additionally, you work closely with your mentor to sharpen your knowledge of five distinct dive theory topics: physics, physiology, skills and environment, equipment, and decompression theory.

PADI Divemaster training culminates in a profound understanding of what it means to be a true dive leader and role model for other divers. To reach this level of confidence you’ll take part in a variety of training exercises and workshops to fine-tune your skill demonstrations and practical applications of the theory sections. Additionally, you will refine your rescue skills by completing the rescue exercises and scenarios.

PADI Divemaster Training Logistics

The course takes a minimum of four weeks to complete, so you’ll get at least a month of Maui diving under your belt. As we are a mobile Maui dive shop scheduling for the PADI Divemaster program is more complex than with shorter courses. Please contact us directly by phone or email for further information regarding this esteemed internship. You can read about your instructor mentors and learn more about Banyan Tree Divers in general on our ‘about’ pages.