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Career Development Divemaster (Advanced Open Water)

Our Career Development Divemaster teaches more than just the required materials as we show you different aspects of the dive industry so that you are more marketable to employers.


This package assumes you are Advanced Open Water or equivalent and will take you from there up to Divemaster. The duration is 8 weeks but can be reduced to 6 weeks if the work module isn’t required. This includes a work module aimed at getting you to use your qualification. Holding credentials is one thing but we want you to be able to use them and also understand more about the industry to give you a head start over others. The course runs at a leisurely pace and you will be accommodated in a local basic hotel. You also have a number of trips included within this to allow you to see Sinai – these include Gabr el Bint and the wreck of the Thistlegorm.

Tell Me About It

You will leave this course well prepared to take an Instructor rating, and with knowledge to comfortably walk into any centre and work as a Divemaster. You will leave this Apprenticeship well qualified but also well experienced in diving, safety, operations, and equipment maintenance, and also the back office areas of scheduling, recruiting and booking. The aim of this course is to qualify you to work anywhere within the industry with a massive head start above other newly qualified divemasters. We focus on mentoring you through the ratings whilst gaining experience in real teaching situations. The only thing you need bring is enthusiasm and willingness to learn.


  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the person is fit for diving.

What's included?

  • PADI Emergency First Response – Primary and Secondary Care Course
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • Poseidon Work Experience Module
    - Equipment Maintenance with hands on experience (2 days)
    - Compressor Safety & Operations ( 2 days)
    - Office Process and Bookings (1 day)
    - Front Office – Equipment management, Paperwork, billing and customer liaison with hands on (3 days)
    - Boat Trip management and planning with hands on (1 day)
    - Professional – next steps, insurance, attitude, sales, CV (1 day)
  • Divemaster working experience
  • Full kit hire
  • Diving safari to the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm
  • Diving camel safari to Ras Abu Galum
  • Diving boat trip to Gabr el Bint
  • Familiarisation visit to Hyperbaric Medical Facility
  • Accommodation on a Twin Shared Room / Shared House basis
  • Transfers on arrival and departure between Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh
  • All PADI required manuals for the above courses

Time & Costs

Duration : 8 weeks

Tuition: please enquire

Materials: please enquire

PADI fees: please enquire(must be paid by credit card)

Includes accommodation, all materials and all certifications, all tuition

Required equipment: rental dive equipment included in price

Additional Costs & Considerations: medical signoff, visa for Egypt, food, flights, insurance

Timetable : flexible

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