10 Weeks
Byron Bay

Completing your Divemaster Course is an incredible way to open up a career in scuba diving which allows you to work and travel all over the world.

And for those who are set on turning the ocean into their office this Zero to Hero Divemaster Course in Byron Bay, Australia is the perfect way to jump in with both feet and kickstart your dive career!

You’ll join the team at Byron Bay Dive Centre for this 10 week training course which takes you through your open water dive, advanced open water and rescue diver courses before finally completing your Divemaster course and becoming a full PADI dive professional.

Throughout your training you’ll be diving at the famous Julian Rocks Marine Reserve – one of the best dive sites in Australia! You’ll meet some of the incredible underwater life that calls this sort home – including heaps of resident turtles, rays and schools of fish.

Depending on the season you’re there you’ll also have the opportunity to dive with Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks and even Grey Nurse Sharks – some serious scuba diving bucket list creatures!

This Divemaster Training Course includes everything you need – including return airport transfers (Brisbane or Gold Coast), all your dive courses and manuals, accommodation at the dive centre (twin share), evening meals, BBQ every Sunday and of course all your dives!

As well as all the courses needed to pass your divemaster you’ll also gain some extra certifications to help boost your dive CV and help you land that job – these include;

  • Divemaster Manual & Registration
  • First Aid & O2 Administration Course
  • First Aid & O2 Manuals and Maintenance Certificate
  • Equipment Service Technician course
  • Nautical Knowledge and Vessel Handling Certificate
  • Compressed Air Cylinder Filling qualification

At the end of your 10 weeks of training and work experience you’l have all the skills needed to be a confident and competent dive professional ready to go and live the dream!

Already got a dive certification? You can enrol on this programme and complete from your existing qualification up – please contact us for pricing and more info.


Additional information

Start DatesFebruary, April, June, August, October, December

Stage 1


Step into the Spectacular Underwater World!

In this first stage of the program, you will learn recreational diving theory through classroom & pool instruction on campus, and then apply this knowledge in 6 open water dives conducted in the company of Julian Rocks’ vast array of marine life!

In just five days you will be fully certified to explore the awesome underwater world of fish, coral reefs, shipwrecks, caves, and more. You will also learn essential procedures for diving safely and responsibly while experiencing this totally new and exciting world!

Duration: 5 Days, 6 Dives YOU CAN: Dive up to 18m.


Stage 2

Improve Your Diving Abilities

In the second stage of the program, you will learn the skills you need to take on more challenging diving situations, including deep dives, night dives, underwater navigation, search and recovery, and more!

This course consists of at least 30 hours of instruction using the latest study guides and DVD programs, and multiple dives suited to your interests within the categories of:

  • Underwater photography
  • Boat diving
  • Night diving
  • Drift diving
  • Underwater navigation
  • Low visibility diving
  • Search & salvage diving
  • Shore diving
  • Deep diving
  • Buoyancy diving
  • Computer diving
  • Marine identification

Duration: 5 Days, 10 dives YOU CAN: Dive up to 30m & Plan Dives


Stage 3


Essential skills for Dive Leadership

In this stage of the program you will learn the skills to effectively manage many dive emergencies, a benefit to you and to everyone you will dive with throughout the rest of your life!

Diver stress and the resulting panic are the leading causes of diving accidents and emergencies; through this course you will be equipped to prevent such emergencies when possible and handle any emergencies that may occur. You will learn the theory behind recognizing stress and effectively dealing with it and then put that theory to practice in real-life scenarios.

This is a highly interactive course emphasizing teamwork. You will benefit firsthand from the 20+ years of experience that Byron Bay Dive Centre and its instructors have in recognizing and handling diving emergencies – this is one area where the skills that you learn must be second-to-none!

Duration: 5 Days, 6 Dives YOU CAN: Effectively manage potentially life-threatening dive emergencies.


Stage 4


Essential skills for Life

A prerequisite for the completion of Rescue Diver certification, this internationally recognised and Australian Workcover approved First Aid course will provide you with invaluable emergency response knowledge. You will learn skills to approach, assess, treat conditions, and administer O2when necessary – essential skills for diving rescue as well as other first aid situations you may encounter in any walk of life!

Duration: 5 Days, 4 Dives YOU CAN: Perform Basic Life Support and first aid response procedures at home and the workplace (necessary for Rescue Diver certification).


Stage 5


Transforming the Adventure into a Career

In the final stage of the program, you will receive a wealth of practical experience and knowledge in the dive industry. Through a finely tuned blend of academic sessions mixed with practical application you will achieve the status of Dive Master, the first step in turning your diving interest into a rewarding career! At this point your presentation and instruction skills will be honed, you will have individual and group assignments, and you will take the Dive Master examination at the end of the course.

You’re ready to start your New Diving Career!

The program emphasizes flexibility in its teachings, so that you will be able to easily adapt your theoretical and practical knowledge to any dive operation anywhere in the world. You will have the required experience to confidently enter the diving industry and to lead dives, work on dive boats, and teach qualified courses.

Duration: 10 days + 2 weeks practical and the required amount of dives for DM certification (60).

This PADI-accredited Divemaster program, offered through Byron Bay Dive Centre, takes participants from beginner to expert in five steps:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • First Aid & O2 Provider
  • DiveMaster

Programs commence in February, April, June, August, October and December each year and take up to 10 weeks to complete!


  • Airport transfers to/from Brisbane International Airport
  • PADI-accredited Dive Courses from Open Water to DiveMaster, including instruction & all classroom materials
  • All dives
  • Divemaster Manual & Registration
  • First Aid & O2 Administration Course
  • First Aid & O2 Manuals and Maintenance Certificate
  • Equipment Service Technician course
  • Nautical Knowledge and Vessel Handling Certificate
  • Compressed Air Cylinder Filling qualification
  • Accommodation in a spacious self-contained Diver’s Lodge
  • Evening meals
  • Weekly BBQ every Sunday night

…and most importantly, the CONFIDENCE & LEADERSHIP skills to excel both in and out of the water!

Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give 60 days notice to book. All bookings must be reconfirmed 30 days in advance.

Please use the following link for cancelltion policy:


A dive medical is required for all participants prior to the start of the program, please contact us if you would like us to arrange this. 

Provider Details
Byron Bay Dive Centre
Free Phone: 1800 243 483 Phone: 02 6685 8333
9 Marvel Street Byron Bay 2481 Australia

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