Dive Master


To become a Dive Master with DiveLife means to be come a Dive Master FOR Dive Life.

We always need good dive masters and support divers. Your learning will be spread out over several months, several courses, and you'll be given the opportunity to be involved with anything from Drysuit Courses to Rebreather Trydives!

Who is this for?

A RAID Divemaster is one of the most highly respected ratings in the dive community and the first Pro level within the RAID system.

RAID Divemaster is a prerequisite to becoming a RAID Dive Instructor.

As a RAID Divemaster you can plan, organise and lead dives for certified divers, as well as assist your instructor when teaching and form that crucial bridge between student and instructor.

You will also conduct TryDives if you complete the TryDive Instructor Add-On

Minimum Requirements

Besides having to have completed, Rescue, First Aid, Deep 40, Nitrox, Navigation, we also ask for 2 more specialties of your choice. On top of that you need at least 60 dives. We feel this is essential to set you up for completing the course and to take on the necessary responsibilities that come with a professional level qualification. You will also need to have a diving medical less than 6 months old, that is signed-off on by a licensed medical practitioner.

Note that at RAID, we require a higher standard of training than most other diver training agencies at all levels. It is not that the RAID training is more difficult, it is just more comprehensive and therefore we believe that we typically train better divers. If you have undertaken training from another training agency we do recognise this training; however in most instances, you will find you need to do some additional training prior to starting with RAID, especially if you have only fulfilled the minimum requirements required by most other agencies. For example, you will be required to provide documented evidence of at least 5 hours of diving to more than 27 meters / 90 feet and have been trained to 40 meters / 130 feet.

Also at RAID we do not feel good buoyancy control should be part of a specialty diver certification. If you have come through the RAID system you would have been taught to hover in the horizontal diver position. If not, there will be a workshop provided to train you in this vital buoyancy skill.

Pricing & Duration

To become a Divemaster you will have to assist on real programs (no role playing colleagues), because of this most Divemaster programs take between 6 and 12 months, We can do them faster, but that entirely depends on how motivated you are. The program can be offered as an internship, a semi-internship, or as a full on course. 

You'll be required to have your own equipment for this course.

The course price is based on: Material Cost (£100), Tuition Cost (£450), RAID membership (£150), dive site entry and gas cost.

How To Get Started?

Drop by at the Learning Centre in Whitefield for a consultation about how to get started, we can schedule you in while you are there and answer all your questions you may have. Alternatively contact the shop via Phone 0330 223 4140 or Email info@divelife.co.uk.

Wanna know more? Ask us to open the online part of the course for you, we'll happily do this without a charge! 

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