PADI Divemaster

Take your love of diving to the next level

Medical Questionnaire

You will need to complete the questionnaire before your course begins. If all your answers are NO, then you do NOT need to see a doctor. If you can answer YES to any of the questions on the form, you will need a doctor's approval to dive. Students will be unable to start their course without an approved medical, if required. Please call us for details.

Please download and review this form before your course. Download Medical (.pdf) (right click, and select "save as" if you have difficulty)

Executive Upgrade

The executive upgrade is applicable to any learning package.

For an additional $219.99 to the course price, we include the optional equipment for divers interested in owning some of the most common personal items, at an affordable price with free boots and a log book!

  • ProBlue Dive Mask
  • Mares Semi-Dry Snorkel
  • Mares X-3 Superchannel Fins
  • Free 7mm Akona wet boots
  • Free Torpedo Rays Logbook

Who should take this course?

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities 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 a faraway 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.

Why train with us?

Torpedo Rays Scuba is Nova Scotia's only PADI 5 Star IDC, we meet the highest standards PADI has set for Student Training and Dive Centers. Torpedo Rays uses a team approach to training professionals so you learn from multiple instructors allowing you to gain personal insights from varying viewpoints. Our structured training is also flexible enough that you can do the training at your own pace if needed.
We train hundreds of students every year. As a Divemaster Candidate, that means you'll learn from actual dive training and not just simulated courses. Real scenarios, unscripted, as they happen.
One of our student's favourite benefits of training with Torpedo Rays is that we offer work to almost every Divemaster we train. So you can start making money as a professional diver almost immediately. We have the highest paid Divemasters around, and the courses for them to work on.

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

Course Pre-Requisites

  • PADI Rescue Divers, and at least 18 years old.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

Purchase a Package

Divemaster Tuition Only


Divemaster Online eLearning

Dive Theory Online eLearning

Classroom, Pool, and Ocean Training

Divemaster Tuition & Crewpack


Divemaster Online eLearning

Dive Theory Online eLearning

Classroom, Pool, and Ocean Training

Divemaster Course Books

Divemaster Course Slates

Instructor Manual

Divemaster Crewpack Only


Divemaster Course Books

Divemaster Course Slates

Instructor Manual

Included in the cost of the course tuition is a Non-refundable $300 deposit. The deposit can be applied to any course if you need to put the course off for a period of time. Divemaster Crewpack is required for course completion. You must own your own.

2018 Course Schedule

Course Number Schedule Class/Pool Ocean
DM 118 Tues-Sat (6pm-10pm weekdays & full day Sat) May - 5 Days + shadow at least 4 courses
DM 218 Mon-Fri Aug - 5 Days + shadow at least 4 courses