The course is open to 15 to 17 years olds, with a minimum of 20 logged dives, and who are PADI Junior Rescue Diver or equivalent. The course comes with a digital Divemaster manual.
You need to complete the eLearning as self-study, including all 9 chapters’ knowledge reviews and then you will sit the Junior Divemaster exam (which can be done over Zoom, during lockdown).
The practical parts of the course involve the following:
Preparing an Emergency Action Plan (you can resubmit the one you used for your Rescue Course if it was good quality)
Exercises 1-4 of the full DM course which are a swim, a snorkel, a tired diver tow and tread water, plus a rescue scenario and the 24 skills workshop
Skills 1-4 of the full DM course which are dive site set up and management, a mapping project, a briefing and a search and recovery scenario.
You will also need to meet the professionalism criteria as in the full DM course. We estimate this will take two pool session and 2 or 3 days at open water.
To become certified, in addition to successfully completing the above you need to hold a current EFR qualification, (ideally Emergency o2 as well), have a minimum of 40 logged dives including experience of night diving, deep diving, and navigation.
Duties of a Junior Divemaster
Once you are qualified as a Divemaster, you will be able to do dive site set up and management, surface support, assist an instructor in 2 person skills demos (eg alternate air source use), and conduct supervised dive site briefings. You will not be able to work in a supervisory position until you’ve turned 18 and completed the full DM course. You can, however do dive site briefings, environmental and promotional presentations.
Sorry, we don't have any dates available at the moment for this course. Contact us and we'll try to accommodate you.