Why not consider taking your PADI Divemaster Course in Kenya? The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level in the PADI Diver System. When it comes to scuba diving coral reefs, Kenya is up there with the best of them.

The PADI Divemaster course consists of a mix of dive theory, workshops, stamina tests, practical skills assessments, and practical experience.

Ocean Tribe’s dive base in Diani Beach is located on one of the world’s top 10 rated beaches and consistently rated the best in Africa. The palm tree-lined white powder sands run down to azure waters where the fringing coral reefs can be found only 100m off shore.


While we do offer an express package 14-day course which will meet the minimum requirements for becoming a PADI Divemaster it is much better to excel rather than take just the bare minimum. We strive for excellence and want to make you the best PADI Divemaster you can be so prefer the longer option of 1 month.

Who is it For?

The PADI Divemaster course is open to PADI Rescue Divers and above (or equivalent certification) who hold a current first aid and CPR provider certification.

What is Included

 PADI Divemaster eLearning
 PADI Divemaster slates
 PADI Divemaster course
 Adaptive techniques introduction
 Equipment rental or Special Divemaster Equipment Package
 Fruit, water, and snacks on the boat
 Compressor operation tutorial
 Ocean Tribe Mask Strap Cover

Medical Information

All participants must meet medical questionnaire requirements and some conditions or medications may prevent you from diving. Check the PADI Diver Medical: Participant Questionnaire to see if you meet the requirements before booking.

Divemaster Course Outline

The knowledge development part of the Divemaster course can be completed via PADI eLearning  This includes the course curriculum as well as the dive theory.

First up you will sit an Orientation with your allotted PADI Instructor who will be responsible for supervising your entire course and overseeing your PADI Divemaster course schedule from Day one. They will be your ‘mentor’ and explain the process to you.

You will spend some of the course ‘assisting student divers in training’ and although you will have the opportunity to assist a variety of our Instructors, when possible you will assist your mentor.

We will schedule your training in sequence, building up your diving skills, confidence, and experience step by step whilst you enjoy Diani Beach’s fantastic scuba diving and marine life. These include a wreck, spectacular coral reefs and more.

As you progress through the course you will become more responsible for dive shop activities in the Divemaster role.

  • Boat & dive centre logistics
  • Assisting our certified PADI Divemasters with certified divers
  • Delivering briefings to divers
  • Assisting our Instructors with student diver training
  • Guiding certified divers on underwater tours
  • You can dive as much as you want so expect to log many dives, working together with people from all over the world.