Dive Master

Dive Master

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This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Masters can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Master certification after completing this program.

This program comprises of the SSI Dive Guide program and the SSI Science of Diving specialty.


  1. Instructor to conduct your training
  2. SSI online training
  3. Pool fees
  4. Internationally recognised Divemaster certification


  • Personal Diving Equipment. (Hire equipment is available at an additional charge).  
  • SSI Professional Registration Fee 
  • AS2299 dive medical current within 12 months.


Minimum age 18 yearsMinimum 40 divesStress & Rescue rating or equivalent and current First Aid, O2 Administration and CPR trainingSSI Advanced Open Water Certification or proveable experience in the following specialty areas: Navigation, Night / Limited Visibility Diving and Deep Diving. Have a current medical exam for a diving professional AS2299 not older than 1 year and signed by a licensed medical practitioner
Logged a total of at least 40 open water dives


 What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Boots
  • Diving Equipment e.g., Tank, Regulator, Gauge, BCD, Weights, Torch, Slate, Reel, Knife, SMB
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Mobile Phone
  • Completed paperwork with Parent/Guardian signature if required. (Contact our shop staff if you are unsure).


Flying After Diving Guidelines


For a single no-decompression dive, a minimum prefight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested. (Including pool and shallow water immersions) 

For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum prefight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested. Dive Newcastle recommends 24 hours to err on the side of safety.  

For dives requiring decompression stops, 24 hours minimum is recommended. 

To err on the side of safety, many divers plan a 24-hour surface interval or longer and spend their time exploring topside attractions.

All divers and students need to follow the recommendation given by the manufacturer of the dive computer regarding No-Fly Times and should always take the most conservative approach regarding flying after diving. Waiting longer before flying when possible after diving and exploring the top side during this period is always your best approach. This information is discussed further and in more detail during your dive course.