Divemaster (DM)

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DIVEMASTER COURSE                  

Embark on something special

The PADI Divemaster Course here at Reef Gliders will transform you from a recreational diver into the ranks of the professionals, not only can it be the start of a career in diving, it’ll be an experience to remember.

As a certified PADI Divemaster your role will be to supervise dive activities for certified divers, and assist instructors teaching student divers. As a dive leader you’ll also be a role model for other divers to turn to for advice, tips and assistance in all things dive related.

Here at Reef Gliders we’ve designed our Divemaster programme to give you the maximum benefit from your time with us. The PADI course broadly covers 3 areas; Knowledge Development, Waterskills Development and Practical Application.

During the first part of your course, you will take part in the divemaster workshops, giving you the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be a Divemaster. After this you will put your skills into practice as you start to assist our full time instructors with recreational courses and guiding our divers on the reef. Of course no-one's perfect from the get-go, which is why we’ll teach you how to approach everything you do, such as the dive briefings, equipment organisation and guiding, then after a debrief we can highlight your strengths and identify the areas for improvement. It’s a big learning curve and we’re here to take you through it. By the end of your course you’ll not only be a much more advanced diver, you’ll have the ability and foundations to build a great career in the industry. 

We know that one of the best ways to prepare to be a Divemaster, is to get as much dive experience as possible, which is why we offer unlimited free diving throughout your time with us and free diving for life! Our more active Divemaster Candidates (DMC’s) log 80-100 dives in their time here, giving you the best experience possible.     

You’ll become a valued part of the staff team during your course, being a part of the day to day organisation of a dive centre, and learning as much as you can from our instructors. You’ll also be able to take advantage of a 10% discount at our on site bar, Blue Marlin, because sunsets are always better when you’re sharing dive stories with a cold beer. 

We run our Divemaster programme over 6 weeks however, if you’re short on time we can accommodate an expedited schedule, get in contact to discuss your options.

If you want to add to your qualifications and experience we also offer various different specialties, such as Enriched Air Nitrox and Deep Diver which are available to all our DMC’s at a discounted rate.

For more detailed information about the course itself or Reef Gliders in general, contact us in the enquiry below and we can talk about all you need to know.

Price- USD $900

Price includes all taxes but excludes PADI Fees and materials  


The Eco Divemaster Course includes everything our regular Divemaster course includes but will also add an eco-edge to your course syllabus. Designed for Marine biology students looking for extra credit or underwater experience, or for anyone with an interest and  inclination to get more involved in underwater conservation.

The course syllabus includes the Roatan Marine Park Coral Restoration Certification Ambassador Course as well as the PADI Aware Specialty.  You will liaison closely with our Conservation Manager, Vero, to be involved in all of the community conservation projects happening on Roatan while you are here, including Beach cleanups, coral monitoring and data recollection as well as Dives against Debris  and informative presentations taking place close to us. 

With an emphasis on Conservation, the Eco Divemaster Course will train you to not only be an excellent professional diver but also to become knowledgeable guardian of the reef we love so much.

Price: $1100

Price includes all taxes but excludes PADI Fees and materials 




"Just did my dive master course with RG and I had a wonderful experience. It felt like family from day one. Everyone (course director, instructors, managers and boat staff) was so helpful, knowledgable and professional. I have learned so much and I'm a WAY better diver now. Boats are nice, gear is in perfect condition and dive shop is fun to hang around between and after dives (especially with the Blue Marlin restaurant and bar directly on place) .I would go back in a heartbeat and recommend Reef Gliders for any type of course , beginners to IDC (and for fun diving!)" May-Anne, Divemaster, Quebec City

Divemaster Course