Bahama Divers offers a full range of PADI Certification courses from Scuba Diver to Dive Master. With our passionate and highly trained staff, Bahama Divers can take you from your first Discover Scuba excursion right through to your full Open Water Certification in just 2.5 days! Join us and learn to dive or enhance your skills in some of the clearest waters of the world!
- Scuba Diver - Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. In just 1.5 days take your Discover Scuba Course to the next level! Dive freely under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 40 feet.
- Open Water Diver - If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Become fully certified in just 2-3 days!
- Advanced Diver - Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. In just 2-3 days hone your skills and compete the Advanced Diver Course!
- Rescue Diver - “Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. This course may be some of the most valuable 3-5 days you spend enhancing your PADI certification!
- Dive Master - Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Divemaster. This 5-7 day course is the first level of the PADI dive professional rating and qualifies you to work well within the industry!
What is a PADI Divemaster?
Divemaster. Sounds pretty cool, right? The title brings up images of people diving in crystal clear waters while watching sharks, turtles, rays, and other amazing aquatic life pass by. Or perhaps you’ve seen those hard-working people in the early morning hours carrying heavy tanks to the boat to prepare for the day’s diving activities.
The definition of a Divemaster is a professional diver whose primary responsibility is to guide certified divers during a variety of dives in a variety of conditions. In addition, they are experienced professionals who have met the requirements to enter into a divemaster internship, in which they are trained to assist diving instructors and who have solid skills in diver safety and in-water rescue in the unlikely event someone experiences an issue while diving. A Divemaster plans the dive site according to weather, current, and visibility conditions while also taking into account their group’s training and actual dive experience. In addition to site preparation and selection, they also are skilled at planning for emergencies and how to respond to them based on the sites they’ll be diving. A heavy responsibility not to be taken lightly.
When diving a new area, people usually want to know the names of the various fish and other aquatic life they’re spending time with. Divemasters are passionate about diving and about the marine world, and because of that they like to focus on areas of ocean conservation as well as fish identification. Responsible Divemasters are just as concerned with the health of the reef as they are for your safety, and they will often prepare divers regarding techniques to avoid damaging sea life.
When a diver desires to explore an area that is new to them, they can connect with a local divemaster for a Discover Local Diving briefing and dive. A divemaster will explain the area, typical sea life, important information regarding local regulations and techniques, a review of the various sites, and will lead them on a dive.
A divemaster is also often utilized to lead a group of snorkelers on an expedition. They are trained to teach snorkeling techniques and to offer supervision to help maintain safety standards. Should there be an issue, the divemaster is thoroughly trained for in-water rescue and is a valuable member of the team.
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