Cairns Dive Centre (CDC) teaching divers in Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef since 1983. CDC is recognised as a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre, with elearning theory available. The Dive Master course is conducted every second month. 

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, 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.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.


Cairns Dive Centre teach over 100 dive masters each year. The Dive Master Course is an intense 2 week training program including theory and practical skills. Dive Master's complete their theory training via eLearning, with the practical components completed at both Fitzroy Island and the Outer Barrier Reef. Sessions run daily over this period, with day trips, over-night journeys and pool sessions included.

The Dive Master prerequisites are ;

  • PADI Advance Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • 40 logged dives
  • a professional dive medical - AS2299
  • a current First Aid certificate with advanced resuscitation. HTL003 and HLT007

If you don't have the pre-requisites, contact CDC today and we can provide you with direction to meet these requirements. The Dive Master Course is the first step towards the Professional Entry Diver, and we also give extra dive industry knowledge to each Dive Master in training.