Divemaster Course


The first level of professional scuba certification, Divemaster PADI Scuba certification, allows you to join the ranks of well-respected and elite certified scuba divers worldwide. This level of Scuba diving certification is for those who are serious about scuba diving training and look for a future in Scuba Diving and leading other certified scuba divers.  Your training takes place at some of the best Oahu scuba diving sites.

Prerequisites:Divemasters leading dives in Hawaii

18+ years of age

PADI medical statement signed by a physician

EFR certification or equivalent

PADI rescue course

40+ logged dives

Must own a full set of personal dive equipment (If the Hawaii Scuba University option is chosen standardized equipment is mandatory and provided at an extra cost, or can be covered by VA benefits).  A Divemaster PADI Scuba certification from any dive shop has this requirement, as it is a standard for the PADI organization.


  • Course Tuition: $915
  • Divemaster book Crewpak: $322 (some material not required if E learning is completed)
  • (Optional) E learning Online
  • Divemaster Mentor Fee $500. This fee is not required if you are able to meet the Hawaii Scuba University training schedule, which is two weeknights a week and 8 hours each on Sat and Sun for seven weeks. See hawaiiscubauniversity.com for schedule

Pricing Considerations

Honolulu Scuba Company is aware that costs for tuition seems higher than most Hawaii Dive shops. However, free unlimited boat diving during your scuba diving course is the difference between us and the other Hawaii dive shops on Oahu. The quality of the program is simply higher at Honolulu Scuba Company. We provide more hands on training with real certified divers than any other dive shop on Oahu, and will assist you in becoming a real, not a “textbook” divemaster. You will be working directly with the real Oahu scuba diving tours with full time professional dive instructors. You will learn how to plan, lead, brief and conduct dive trips, and be able to handle less experienced certified divers everyday problems without thinking twice by the end of your scuba diving training. If you want the real thing, here it is. Just come to the dive shops Oahu one day, you’ll see at least 3, and up to 5 dive trips, depart from the Hawaii dive shop in a single day. If you really want to be a scuba certified professional, this is the place to learn.

How It Works padiDivemaster

We provide free boat dives during your training towards a Divemaster Padi Scuba certification  – a significant perk and a smart reason to choose Honolulu Scuba Company for your Divemaster training. Our goal is to turn out Divemasters that are fully capable of leading these same Oahu scuba diving tours by the end of the scuba diving training course. To that end, you will be fully involved in all aspects of learning how to plan, brief, safely execute, and conclude a daily boat charter. If you are enrolled in Hawaii Scuba University, you will be learning in a group environment on a set schedule and will be participating in charters on most weekends. If you have elected the mentor option, you have flexibility to pursue your own scuba dive training times within the one month free boat access period.

If you are only available on weekends, the period of no cost diving may be extended to two months.

Time Commitment

If you are enrolled in Hawaii Scuba University, you will be learning in a group environment on a set schedule over seven weeks, putting in 22 hours a week.

If you have elected the mentor option, you have complete flexibility to pursue your own divemaster training times within the one month free boat access period. We send out three boat charters daily, and have group OW classes every week, as well as daily Discovers Scuba Diving participants, so scuba diving training opportunities with real students and clients are abundant. Pool based skill assessments, assisting with OW students in the pool, rescue scuba diving training, and swim tests will be coordinated with your professional mentor. You will work directly with him/her for many aspects of your training, but you will be assigned to work with multiple instructors during your training so that you are exposed to different styles of scuba diving training and supervisory techniques. Please understand that you will get out of this program what you put into it. Just meeting the minimum requirements will require some dedication on your part, and if that is your goal, you mentor will assist you in the faster road to completion. But if you really have time to immerse yourself in our operation, you will have considerable experience in a number of facets of the scuba diving industry upon completion of your professional training.

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