PADI Divemaster Course knowledge development

The knowledge development section of the PADI Divemaster course consists of the PADI Divemaster manual where you will read the chapters and answer the knowledge reviews. Your PADI Instructor will go through these with you and fill in any gaps in knowledge.

You will also study the PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving for the remainder of your dive theory before completing a final exam. During your studies, your PADI Instructor will be happy to explain anything you are finding hard to understand and make sure you know it.

It is really a great idea to get as much out of the knowledge development section of the PADI Divemaster course as possible. The knowledge you will acquire will be used throughout your dive career, but most practically if you choose to continue up the professional ladder. You will use it on the PADI IDC exams, the IDC presentations, the PADI Instructor exam, the PADI IDC Staff exams, and even the Course Director entrance exam.

To assist our dive go pro candidates in understanding as much dive theory and concepts as possible, we have put together a study resource. The Ocean Tribe IDC Online Learning Centre has videos, quizzes, and other explanations to help you understand concepts. You will also get links to our online classroom sent to you after you sign up for the PADI Divemaster course.

What will the Knowledge Development on the PADI Divemaster Course Consist of?

On the PADI Divemaster course, you will be going a lot deeper into dive theory than you have previously.

The knowledge that you have acquired on the Open Water Diver Course, Advanced Open Water Course, and Rescue Diver courses, will be expanded upon.

You will also be learning a lot more in knowledge development about the role of being a PADI Divemaster, how Divemasters are supposed to act, their dive skills, and the tasks they will need to perform.

As well as the presentations in the PADI eLearning, there will be a number of workshops with your PADI Instructor to go over concepts.

Topics of the PADI Divemaster Knowledge Development Include

  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Decompression Theory
  • Equipment
  • Divemaster Conducted Programs
  • Supervising Certified Divers
  • Assisting with Student Divers in Training
  • Dive Skills & The Environment

Do I Need to Buy the Dive Theory Online?

In straight answer: No. There are of course physical products such as your Divemaster slates but everything else is available as a digital product. The digital DM crewpack contains an Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving. The Dive Theory Online is a great product for using during both the PADI Divemaster Course and the PADI IDC but is not a compulsory purchase but is rather an extra add-on.