Dive master is the first pro level in diving. We already can be a guide and a teacher for refresher aka certified diver who long time didn’t dive. So they need to be refreshed about all the skills. There are some requirements to be a Dive Master: Certified as PADI AOW and Rescue Diver, 18 years old, Logged 40 dives, Complete the EFR training within 24 months, and of course the medical requirement as well.
To be the Dive Master is a different level with OWC until Rescue Diver level, in this level we will be trained as a professional who can lead a group or advice students. So we need to learn how to do all the things in the right way and using our good judgment. That’s why in this level, they will give us so many task to do like guiding, assisting, preparing, repairing, etc.
Beside the 9 chapter theory and 2 exams, we also need to complete some of the skills such as:
- 400 meters swimming
- 800 meters snorkeling
- 100 meters diver towing
- 15 minutes floating
- Equipment exchange
- Assisting confined water course
- Assisting Open water Dives
- Assisting theory open water course
- Assisting Advance Open water Dives
- Assisting Rescue Divers
- Skill Circuit
- Rescue no 7
- Deep work/ specialty
- S&R work/ specialty
- Assisting DSD Confined water
- Assisting DSD Open water
- Discover Local Diving ( or we can say guiding)
- Setting up the dive site
- Skin diving
- Skills and equipment
- Days with equipment boys
- Equipment service
- Scuba refresher
- Log dives
So far most of us already did some of the skills above like assisting open water ( in theory, pool and open water), assisting AOW, S&R work, Deep work, equipment service, and of course the log dive already 60 + 🙂
We were gathered in the pool side and this time Minni was giving us some tips to put our equipment in the right order and that’s the way the BCD should be prepared for all the customer. We also got a gift from Minni, the Crystal Bandana, and she had something to do with that bandana for the first task as DMT. We were asked to use the bandana to close our eyes while assembling and disassembling the BCD and regulator.. good gift and good way to use it :p We were needed to show it as if we teach students. We need to speak loud becase there were a lot of DMT around so our voice need to be louder than the others!!! Like Minni said in the first time, NO SHY in here! After this all the DMT jumped to the pool to do the 24 skills circuit with Minni.
We have time to do it slowly and of course with guidance from all our instructors in Crystal Divers, we need to try to be the best like always!