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					               DIVE MASTER PROGRAM
                   SAGOI Dive International P/L
Congratulations on choosing the PADI Dive Master Internship run by SAGOI
Dive International in partnership with RMIT Underwater Club!

The PADI Dive Master certification is the first professional level in the PADI
System and therefore, the dive community expects individuals of this level to
have certain attributes, such as:

   •   Exemplary diving skills, to demonstration quality
   •   Rescue skills, to prevent or assist in the management of diving
   •   Professional-level knowledge of dive theory
   •   Competence as a certified assistant, by handling logistical,
       supervisory and some educational duties
   •   Dive management and supervision abilities, this requires good
       judgment and sound people skills
   •   Ethical role model behavior, displaying common honesty and
       courtesy, and follow accepted, responsible dive practices
   •   Enthusiastic and fun, being pleasant and sociable individuals with a
       passion for diving!

Upon successful completion of the PADI Dive Master Internship, you will
display all of the above characteristics, with confidence. This not only
prepares you for the PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Instructor
Development Course, but also provides you the required skills and
qualifications to gain employment within the recreational
dive industry.

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                   DIVE MASTER PROGRAM

    •   PADI Advanced or equivalent
    •   Rescue Diver or equivalent
    •   CPR certification within 3 years
    •   Minimum 18 years
    •   Medical Examination form (within the last 12 months)
    •   Minimum 20 logged dives to begin, 60 logged dives by


As part of your course fee you will receive a PADI Crew pack bag containing:

        •   Dive Master knowledge review sheets
        •   Dive Master Manual
        •   Diving Knowledge Workbook
        •   Dive Master Slates

It is also highly recommended that you have the following:

        •   PADI Recreational Dive Planner (both Wheel and Table versions)
        •   Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
        •   PADI Instructor Manual1


The PADI Dive Master Internship is divided into three modules:

    1. Knowledge Development Module,
    2. Water skills and Stamina Module,
    3. Practical Application Module.

  This is not a mandatory requirement for Dive Master qualification. However, once at this
level, as a Dive Master you are qualified to assist in teaching. The PADI Instructor Manual is
an outline of Standards and Procedures for all PADI Professionals as well as instructions on
how to run courses.

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                 DIVE MASTER PROGRAM

This module consists of 12 topics:

   •    The role and characteristics of the PADI Dive Master
   •    Supervising general diving activities for certified divers
   •    Assisting with student divers in training
   •    Dive Theory introduction
   •    Physics
   •    Physiology
   •    Equipment
   •    Decompression Theory and the RDP
   •    Dive Master conducted programs
   •    Risk Management
   •    Business of diving
   •    Furthering your dive career

Knowledge Reviews

There are nine chapters in the PADI Dive Master Manual, each with a
Knowledge Review. Dive Master candidates must complete and turn in each
Knowledge Review as directed by the Instructor. In addition, the Diving
Knowledge Workbook must be completed.


Prior to certification, candidates must complete the Dive Master Final Exam,
consisting of eight sections:

   •    Dive Master Conducted Programs
   •    Supervising Certified Divers
   •    Assisting with Student Divers in training
   •    Physics
   •    Physiology
   •    Equipment
   •    Dive Skills and the Environment
   •    Decompression Theory and the RDP

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               DIVE MASTER PROGRAM
Each of these sections contain 20 multiple choice questions, in which
candidates must achieve a score of 75% or better in each section, to pass.

Emergency Assistance Plan

Each candidate must create an Emergency Assistance Plan for a dive site. The
Emergency Assistance Plan provides information to someone who may need
to manage a diving accident at the assigned dive site, and is evaluated on the
completeness of such information.


Confined Water skills Assessment

The Instructor will work with candidates so they are able to perform the 18
basic dive skills from the PADI Skill Evaluation, to demonstration quality.

   •   Equipment Assembly
   •   Pre-dive safety check
   •   Deep water entry
   •   Buoyancy check at surface
   •   Five point descent
   •   Remove and replace weight system
   •   Fin pivot
   •   Five point ascent
   •   Snorkel-regulator/regulator-snorkel exchange
   •   Remove and refit Scuba unit
   •   Hovering
   •   Buddy breathing stationary
   •   Buddy breathing swimming, donor
   •   Mask removal and replace
   •   Buddy breathing swimming, receiver
   •   Alternate air source
   •   Free flow regulator breathing
   •   Controlled emergency swimming ascent

These skills are then evaluated by the instructor to provide a score for each of
the individual candidates.

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Stamina Assessment

Candidates will be required to:

     •   Swim 400 metres
     •   Tread water for 15 minutes, last 2 minutes with both hands out of the
     •   Snorkel 800 metres
     •   Execute a Tired-Diver Tow for 100 metres

Diver Rescue Assessment

Candidates will be required to locate and surface a victim, properly check for
and initiate breathing, tow the victim while removing own and victim’s
weights, mask and scuba unit, and remove the victim from the water.

This is competence based assessment.


Mapping Project

     •   Candidates must survey with a buddy, a dive site or part of a dive site
         assigned by the Instructor, including underwater and surface features,
         with sufficient detail and accuracy for creating a map of the site.

     •   Create a map of the dive site, showing the underwater relief, important
         points of interest, recommended entry/exit areas, local facilities and
         potential hazards. An adequate map is one that is complete and would
         be useful for navigation by someone who has never dived at the site

Problem Solving Exercise
Candidates will be assigned a task by the Instructor, in order to demonstrate
the ability to solve unanticipated problems underwater.

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Dive Master Conducted Programs

Candidates must conduct a simulated or actual PADI Discover Snorkeling,
Scuba Review, Discover Local Diving program or PADI Skin Diver course,
while under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.

Candidates are to conduct the chosen course with a complete briefing,
effective and safe in-water supervision, and an effective debriefing.

Practical Application

The final section of the Practical Application Module meets both instructional
and experience goals by having Candidates supervise and assist divers during
actual training situations (under Instructor supervision).

Successful completion of the PADI Dive Master Internship does not
solely depend on the Candidate passing all theory exams, and each
assessment. By the end of the program, Candidates must also be
able to demonstrate the qualities expected of a PADI Dive Master,
by the diving industry.

A reasonable level of commitment and a mature attitude are
necessary to meet these standards and to ensure a successful PADI
Dive Master Internship with SAGOI Dive International and RMIT
Underwater Club.

SAGOI Dive International
Simon Rickard

Mobile:       0438 374 150

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