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Becoming a dive professional is a life-changing experience.
At Dive Friends Bonaire, we conduct our Divemaster program as a two month internship.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a group of highly trained Dive Friends Bonaire PADI Instructors, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills and refine your rescue skills, so you anticipate and easily solve common problems.

You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become
a role model to divers everywhere.

Prerequisites

  • 18 years old
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months
  • Medical Statement signed by a physician within 12 months
  • Minimum 40 logged dives
  • STINAPA Marina Park Fee ($45)
  • Own equipment

Divemaster Course

During your PADI Divemaster Course at Dive Friends Bonaire you will spend approximately two weeks working with our instructors at to become a respected dive professional and to learn how to supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and practical assessments, you will develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.

If you decide to enroll in our Divemaster Internship in addition to the required training for the PADI Divemaster Course you will also learn the skills and knowledge you need to get a job and succeed in the industry because during your internship we will train you and then give you hands on time with our staff to learn how to guide dives, assist with courses, work in a dive shop, work on dive boats, fill scuba cylinders and prepare you for a job in the scuba diving industry.

Cost

The PADI Divemaster Course at Dive Friends Bonaire is $899, this includes your materials and instruction fees. You will be responsible for securing your own accommodation as well as payment directly to PADI for your Divemaster application fee (currently $128). We also require that you have personal diving insurance; if you are not currently covered, we recommend contacting your local DAN (Divers Alert Network) office for assistance.

Should you decide to stay longer and complete and internship there are no course costs because you will be working for Dive Friends Bonaire during the course! Your schedule will be five days a week for eight weeks from 8am to 5pm. You will, however, need to buy the books and slates and pay the PADI fee for the Divemaster application (approximately $509). We also require that you have personal diving insurance; if you are not currently covered, we recommend contacting your local DAN (Divers Alert Network) office for assistance