Take the PADI Divemaster course with Splash Dive Center

Become a scuba dive professional with Placencia’s finest instructional team surrounded by Belize’s finest reefs

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There are 2 options for completing your PADI Divemaster training with Splash Dive Center, Option A) Practical training over 12 days, or Option B) The Internship over 4 weeks (only available to Belizean citizens and residents due to local labor laws).

Option A is suitable for candidates who have time constraints, yet are PADI Rescue Divers with a minimum of 50 dives, and who have obtained all the Divemaster manuals and materials (ideally the Divemaster crew pack) and have studied all theory and completed all independent reading assignments prior to arriving in Placencia, Belize.  It is preferable to do this via PADI e-learning which you can access from the home page on this website.

In the practical training option, you’ll role play 4 different training scenarios where you play the role of a Divemaster working with entry level students in confined water training, and also in Open Water, and you’ll supervise certified divers in Open Water and assist a continuing education class.

Option B is more suitable for candidates with more time as this is conducted over a minimum of 4 weeks, and involved assisting on actual student classes. You’ll assist on an Open Water class, an Advanced Open Water course, and lead certified divers in Open Water.  Option B is only available to Belizean citizens and residents due to local labor laws.

You’ll find that taking your Divemaster course in Placencia, Southern Belize, is the best way to combine a scuba diving vacation, with vocational training towards a professional scuba diver rating. The warm, crystal clear waters of Belize will prove conducive to your learning environment, and you’ll also learn about coral reef ecology, fish identification behaviour, and about local ecological and conservation projects with Splash.

Regardless of the option chosen, the Divemaster course will also improve your ability to map a dive site, develop a local emergency assistance plan, and we’ll work on your demonstration quality dive skills in preparation for you to lead any of the programs that can be conducted by a PADI Divemaster.

To GoPro and enroll in the DM course you need to be minimum 18 years old, have current CPR/First aid training, though this can be arranged at Splash Dive Center prior to starting the course if yours has expired, minimum of 20 dives for Option B or 50 for Option A, though it is possible to make up to this number prior to the start of the course with a fun dive package and be in good medical health.

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The Divemaster program welcomes you to the ranks of dive professionals.  Come join us in Placencia, Belize for your Divemaster training.  A change in lifestyle awaits. The Divemaster rating is the most sought after professional qualification in the dive industry. Take the first step in your dive career and become a Divemaster. Working closely with our experienced Instructors, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can PADI Divemasters do?

  • Work at dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist Instructors with students
  • Lead Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach and certify Skin Divers
  • Teach Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct Scuba Review programs for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences.

Your training will be conducted with involvement and supervision from Patty Ramirez, who was one of Southern Belize’s first PADI Course Directors, and holds the highest rating a PADI dive professional can earn and is qualified to train PADI Instructors.  If you desire the next step after your Divemaster training would be to enroll on the PADI Instructor Development Course.

All Splash Dive Instructors are also registered with the Belizean Tour Operators association, and Splash is a leading member in the local community for ecological conservation and founder of several community projects.

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At Splash Dive Center we conduct PADI Divemaster courses and internships all year round, and you can start at anytime by booking in advance. Placencia”s low cost living, laid back vibe, and amazing diving with Whale sharks, abundant aquatic life and coral reefs, combined with Splash Dive Centers experienced professional PADI Instructors, and dedicated personal service and instruction, make us the perfect choice for your Divemaster course.  As they say locally ‘You better Belize it!’

Please contact us for specific information and with the PADI E-learning option, it is also possible for participants in this course to complete the reading portion and knowledge review prior to arriving in Belize.


GoPro today on the PADI DM course with Belize’s finest professional scuba Instructors