The SDI Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification. During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will increase your knowledge about physics and physiology as well as increase your proficiency with your scuba and snorkeling skills.

Who this course is for:

The advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent; advanced certification must include verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night, and limited visibility specialties
  • Certified SDI Rescue Diver or equivalent 

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Divemaster Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

1. SDI standards and procedures, History of SDI, Code of ethics and professionalism of an SDI Divemaster

2. Products and procedures

  • How to place an order
  • Yearly renewals

3. Liability and insurance

  • Risk management
  • Waivers and releases
  • Filling out an accident report

4. Knowledge Development

  • Equipment
  • Physics and physiology of diving
  • Medical problems related to diving
  • Diving environment
  • Dive planning and dive management control
  • Problem solving
  • Boat diving procedures
  • Accident management
  • Emergency procedures

5. Leadership development

  • Planning group dives, dive organization and dive control.
  • Divemaster check lists and logs
  • Organization of diving from a boat or ship.
  • Preparation of theoretical studies and dive briefings.
  • Conducting theoretical studies and dive briefings under the guidance of an instructor.
  • Conducting training dives under the guidance of an instructor.
  • Working with a compressor.
  • Emergency control
  • Emergency response
What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Assist an active SDI Instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training
  • Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior experience and training.

SDI Divemaster Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Divemaster written examination, or online version with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation
  • Complete all water requirements
  • Demonstrate to an active SDI Instructor the ability to solve in-water and out-of-water diver problems
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Operate as a Divemaster in a wide variety of environments

Divemaster course price

The cost of the course is 29,500 rubles.
The price includes: theory in the classroom, theoretical exam, confined water dives in the pool and open water at Lake Baikal, certification.

Not included: rental of personal equipment.