TSC Divemaster Course
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Why train with us?
Our pool, classroom and all dive equipment located at the beautiful Bishop Strachan School in Forest Hill.
Our world-wide referral program helps you book directly with our personally recommended dive partners.
Our retail store is located downtown just around the corner from MEC.
Diving courses available all year-round. Private courses available.
We teach children 10 years and older.
Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.
TSC is very proud to deliver a unique Divemaster training experience which we believe is unlike any other in the industry. TSC is proud to have more than 20 DMT’s training at any one time year round which makes us one of the biggest DM training facilities in the world.
Our course develops leadership qualities and qualifies students to teach a variety of courses as well as supervise and assist our Instructors in scuba programs.
Our philosophy when training Divemasters is to train to the same teaching level and skill of our own Instructors. If you are looking for a quick push-through DM course then TSC is not for you. We will not push anyone through a quick course. We train and mentor you personally. We do not just allow any candidate to take our course, we will meet with you and get to know you first before accepting you onto our program.
At Toronto Scuba Centre you will participate in an internship where you will learn how a real scuba diving operation functions. On-site, you will have the chance to participate in servicing scuba equipment, ordering products, understanding inventory, fitting equipment as well as learning about the wide range of scuba diving products available in the marketplace today. With this new level of understanding you will complete your course with a greater knowledge of the industry.
At Toronto Scuba Centre we strive to train all our candidates to the best of their potential. We believe that great Instructors begin their journey as great Divemasters. The core of our training philosophy is getting you to realize your own strengths and personal teaching style, combined with a thorough grounding of the professional expectations of a Toronto Scuba Centre professional. The development of your own unique pedagogical approach will make you stand out and sought after as a dive professional anywhere in the world.
New and experienced divers are always making the choices to expand and develop their diving experiences. As a Divemaster their journey may begin with you.
What You Will Learn
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
- The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
- Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
- Diver safety and risk management
- Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
- Business of diving and your career
- Awareness of the dive environment
- Dive setup and management
- Mapping an open water site
- Conducting dive briefings
- Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
- Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
- Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Divemaster candidates are not required but are recommended to have their own equipment that they can learn and teach with. TSC does offer payment plans for those students who wish to invest in their own equipment and have budgetary requirements. TSC does make equipment available to DM candidates for rental but only when equipment is available. Our courses are often busy so this option is not ideal as a student of the DM program who wants consistent in-water access. In our experience this option also tends to be more expensive when reflecting back on the course.
Brand Ambassadors – To travel is to Live.
Divemasters who are interested in leading International Dive trips can work towards becoming Brand Ambassadors for the Toronto Scuba Centre and our sister company Scubagetaway. Brand Ambassadors positions are only available to students completing their Divemaster and/or Instructor courses with TSC. Brand Ambassadors will lead dive groups on International Dive trips. All expenses including flights, accommodations and diving are covered by TSC for these trips. This is regarded as a pinnacle and one of the greatest benefits of becoming a Divemaster with TSC. If you want to begin this journey with us, come in and see us.