SDI Divemaster

What's in the course?

The SDI Divemaster Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • SDI standards and procedures
  • History of SDI
  • Code of ethics and professionalism of an SDI Divemaster
  • Products and procedures
  • Liability and insurance
  • Knowledge Development
  • Leadership development Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
    • 800 metre swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minutes
    • 400 metre swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in less than 10 minutes; swim goggles permitted
    • Scuba skills – minimum equipment: all equipment required for a SDI Dive Leader
      • In water, transport another diver in full scuba equipment at a quick pace for 4 minutes
      • Demonstrate a complete rescue scenario satisfactorily
      • Perform underwater skills with and without a mask
      • Swim on the surface, in full scuba equipment, using the snorkel, 100 metres
  • Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes
  • Confined water skills.


How long does it take?

The SDI Divemaster course takes a minimum of 2 weeks.

What qualifications do I need?

The SDI Advanced Diver with verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night, and limited visibility specialties, is a prerequisite along with SDI rescue Diver or equivalent and 40 logged dives. You also need a current First Aid, CPR and Oxygen provider qualification.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 18yrs.

In order to complete the course you need to have logged a total of 60 dives OR 50 logged dives and an accumulated underwater time of 25 hours.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

Why stop at Divemaster? Join one of our SDI Instructor Development courses at Dive-In Larnaca and become and SDI Instructor.


SDI Divemaster course costs €600.00 including eLearning materials (excludes kit hire).