Course Description
Course Price

This program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified divers in the open water environment. At the completion of the program the newly certified Divemaster can assist an active SDI instructor (or other agency instructor with their approval) during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training. They can also supervise and conduct dives for certified divers provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training.

SDI has recently come out with their NEW On-Line Divemaster program (07/09). This course allows a student to complete the course work and paperwork on line at their own pace. When the paperwork is completed the candidate sets up a training schedule with ETDS to complete the hands on requirements.

Once a person completes the course they are welcome to sponsor dives at local Hood Canal dive locations. There are many times that Hoodsport'N Dive gets requests for qualified divemasters to take people diving around the Hood Canal. The store also supports the divemasters with inexpensive insurance premiums.

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old.
  • Be certified as Advanced Diver (advanced certification must include, Deep, Navigation and Night & Limited visibility specialties).
  • Be certified as Rescue Diver.
  • Hold a current CPR and First Aid certification (i.e. a valid and current CPR1st Certification).
  • Have a current medical examination for diving.
  • Have a minimum of forty (40) logged dives.

The Divemaster candidate will also have to complete the following skills and forms:

  • Signed physician waiver.
  • Swim 400 meters within 10 minutes.
  • Swim 800 meters with mask, fins and snorkel in under 17 minutes.
  • Basic SCUBA skills to Divemaster level.
  • Rescue scenario.
  • Complete and pass written examination dealing with SCUBA materials and SDI standards. (can be accomplished on-line)

The price includes: all books and course material, and registration.

Cost: $750.00

This price is the same for either the on-line version or the more traditional face to face class style.


Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.

*3% additional if using credit card
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