Australian Dive Master Program

from $7530 AUD

Australian Dive Master Program

Keen to be a Divemaster?

Want to earn your certification in the temperate crystal blue waters of Byron Bay, Australia?

Dive into a New Career with Us!

The Australian Divemaster Academy will provide you with expert diving skills in only 10 life-enriching weeks! Kick off your Gap Year, career, or international travels by learning new skills, making lifelong friends, and exploring idyllic Byron Bay. The Divemaster qualifications you gain in ten short weeks will open doors for you for the rest of your travels both in Australia and worldwide!

The Divemaster Program

This PADI-accredited Divemaster program, offered through the Australian Divemaster Academy, takes participants from beginner to expert in five steps:

Open Water Diver

Advanced Diver

Rescue Diver

First Aid & O2 Provider






Additional Costs

  • All meals
  • Personal Expenses


Option Price
Full 10 Week Program $7530
PADI Open Water or equivalent $7000
PADI Advanced or equivalent $6530
PADI Rescue or equivalent $5960

Full Itinerary

Week 1 – Open Water Course

Week 2 – Advanced Open Water Course

Week 3 – Rescue Diver

Week 4 – First Aid & O2 Provider

Week 5 – Nautical Knowledge & Equipment Service

Week 6 -Divemaster Study Week

Week 7 – Divemaster Week 1

Week 8 – Divermaster Week 2

Week 9 – Work Experience – Week 1

Week 10 – Work Experience – Week 2

Australian Divemaster Academy 2020 Program Dates

February 2020 (10 week Program)
Start – Week 1 – Monday 3rd February 2020
Finish – Week 10 – Friday 10th April 2020

April 2020 (10 Week Program)
Start – Week 1 – Monday 6th April 2020
Finish – Week 10 – Friday 12th June 2020

June 2020 (10 Week Program)
Start – Week 1 – Monday 1st June 2020
Finish – Week 10 – Friday 7th August 2020

August 2020 (10 Week Program)
Start – Week 1 – Monday 3rd August 2020
Finish – Week 10 – Friday 9th October 2020

October 2020 (10 Week Program)
Start – Week 1 – Monday 5th October 2020
Finish – Week 10 – Friday 11th December 2020


Yes, the minimum age is 18
The minimum visa you will be required to hold is the 3 month Tourist Visa. However, if you wish to continue your travels around Australia with the opportunity to supplement your travel funds through incidental employment you will be required to hold a valid Australian Working Visa. For more information ask your booking agent or visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site at
No form of dive certification is required to start the course. However, if you are joining the program already holding an Open Water/ Advanced or Rescue certification, the relevant paper work, certification card and log book will be needed. You are required to complete the application form included in this pack. It is also necessary for you to be able to swim at least 400m in under 20 mins.
A dive medical is required to participate in this program. To ensure there is no medical conditions preventing you from diving, it is advised to complete this before your arrival onto the program. The dive medical must be completed under the Australian SPUMS Standards. Please visit the SPUMS website to download a copy of the full medical.
 It is your responsibility to make your way to either Brisbane, Coolangatta (Gold Coast) or Ballina Airport where you will be met by a local bus company to transport you to Byron Bay. There are many international flights direct to Brisbane or Sydney and we recommend where possible to connect on a domestic flight to arrive at either Ballina or Coolangatta to shorten travel time to Byron Bay (45 mins from Coolangatta, 25 mins from Ballina).
You will be staying above the Byron Bay Dive Centre in its self- contained, on site lodge. All linen, kitchen ware and laundry facilities are provided. You'll be able to watch the sunset sitting on the deck enjoying your BBQ!
Your main outgoings will be food and entertainment. We understand everyone varies in terms of tastes, requirements, social life and spending habits. Although the ADA expects your primary commitment to be the course, Byron offers plenty of entertainment from having a schooner at the local pub with live music to surfing the breaks at The Pass.
Full diving equipment will be provided for you for hire and is included in the cost of the course. For full details see the information page. All you are required to bring is your swimmers and a towel.
We suggest you talk to your booking agent or travel agent regarding insurance. You will be required to have a policy that covers diving to 30 meters. For a more dive-specific insurance policy, we recommend the following based on your region: Europe: DAN Europe Asia Pacific: DAN Asia Pacific Americas: DAN Divers Alert Network
Deposits are non-refundable. Payment of a 20% deposit enables the ADA and/or its booking agent to hold a reservation for you. Full payment must be received 60 days prior to the start of the course.
If you cancel your placement you may be entitled to a refund. The cancellation conditions which apply are set out in the Terms and Conditions of booking.

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