The NAUI Divemaster rating is the highest NAUI leadership-level certification with the exception of Instructor. The program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers.
An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct dives for certified divers if the diving activities and locale approximate those in which the Divemaster is trained. Additional training, knowledge or experience is necessary for the Divemaster who desires to organize highly specialized activities, such as wreck penetration, cavern or ice dives or enter a new locale.
An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct NAUI Recognition (such as International Diver) and Experience Programs (such as Stingray Experience) and award appropriate recognition materials to participants.
An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to assist an active-status NAUI Instructor in diving courses.
An active-status NAUI Divemaster who completes a NAUI-DAN First Aid Instructor orientation, who has completed all required NAUI-DAN orientation modules and is using the NAUI-DAN training and support materials, may teach the NAUI-DAN First Aid programs.
If all other prerequisites are met, a current NAUI Divemaster is qualified to enter a NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC).
Prerequisites for Entering the Course
Minimum age is 18 years by the water phase of the course.
Current registration as a NAUI FIT Program graduate.
Current certification in NAUI First Aid for Dive Professionals or equivalent.
Current certification in NAUI Oxygen Provider or equivalent.
A minimum of 60 logged open water scuba dives with a minimum of 30 hours bottom time. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth, and activities.
Medical Approval - Verification of good physical condition as documented by a medical examination and unconditional approval for diving by a licensed physician within the preceding 12 months.
Materials - Contact the NAUI Training Department for current requirements.
NAUI Dive Master Class Overview:
If you are ready to take the step to becoming a professional, NAUI Dive Master Class is your course.
The NAUI Dive Master Program will give you an instructor level of knowledge as well as practical experience working with divers and students in a supervisory position.
During the course your swimming, snorkeling, towing, rescue, and diving skills will also be evaluated and improved upon. At the completion of a NAUI Dive Master Class course, you will be able to carry Professional Liability Insurance and independently supervise divers.
NAUI Dive Master Class Classroom Portion:
The classroom portion of the Dive Master class will definitely challenge you. You will have to master such topics as:
The Diving Environment
.. and more.
But additionally to assist our Dive Master Candidates, we meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for Dive Master workshops.
NAUI Dive Master Class Pool Session:
In the pool, you will learn important concepts concerning control of students and positioning of Instructors and Dive Masters. Throughout the DM course you will work with one or more of our instructors with their open water students and experience first hand how to assist divers and instructors.
Because good Dive Masters are the backbone of any Instructional team, we will work hard with you, and for you to make sure you learn as much as you can. In fact to complete your NAUI Dive Master Class, you will be giving class and pool lectures to new students under the supervision of your instructor. When we turn out a Dive Master - they deserve what the title implies. We make Dive Masters - not Tank-Toters. Hopefully when finished, you will want to assist us in a Dive Master capacity.
Check Out Dives for the NAUI Dive Master Class:
The Open Water aspects of NAUI Dive Master Class are 3 fold. We will review your rescue skills, monitor your control of students, and have practical skill application exercises. (UW Mapping, search and recovery drills, etc.)
A Dive Master course is $550.00 plus materials.
NAUI Dive Master Class Schedules:
While we do meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, the NAUI Dive Master Class is custom built to your schedule and normally takes candidates 2 months or more to complete. You can start when you want, and go at your pace. You will be required to have a minimum of 2 Open Water Weekends along with your pool and class time. Accelerated courses are available for those who already have experience and knowledge relating to the course.
Since this is a custom built schedule, you can choose how quickly you progress.