PADI Divemaster Course in Cabo San Lucas

PADI Divemaster Internship & Certification in Cabo San Lucas

The PADI Divemaster course in Cabo is the first stepping stone to an exciting career in professional recreational diving. This course is for you If you have ever dreamt about traveling the world as a dive pro or just want to assist in courses and show people around the beautiful dive sites where you live.

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Who can apply to become a PADI Divemaster?

You need to have a minimum of 40 logged dives to apply and be a Rescue Diver (any agency) with a current CPR certificate within 2 years. In Cabo San Lucas our PADI Dive Center requires a minimum age of 18 years.

If you do not yet have 40 dives we offer 50% off dives to 40. Log book proof required, all to be paid upfront.

You will also be asked to get medical clearance before any in-water activity and you can check this link here: Diver Medical Form – PADI


How long does the PADI Divemaster certification take?

It’s a pro course so it’s more challenging than the levels that precede it. There are many skills and assessments to pass as well as an elevation in understanding of theory concepts. The PADI Divemaster Certification can be achieved in 2 ways:


Divemaster internship (2 to 3 months)

The first way (recommended) is to sign up to a Divemaster internship spanning over 2 to 3 months. At Cabo Private Guide you can choose which suits your budget and schedule.

Learn more about the internship program


Divemaster Course (17 days)

The second option is to come and complete an intense 17 day Divemaster Course (with 2 scheduled days off). Read about the benefits of each below.

Learn more about the 17 days course

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Benefits of a PADI Divemaster Internship with Cabo Private Guide

If you want to work in the industry then a PADI Divemaster Internship is THE BEST way to become an accomplished member of any dive crew. At Cabo Private Guide we do not subscribe to the idea that DMT’s (Divemaster Trainees) are there just to haul tanks and wash equipment. You will be an integral part of the day to day work life of a regular divemaster.

You cannot guide until you get your Divemaster Certification number, but you will be encouraged to help with boat logistics, in-water assistance, customer service from dive shop to dive boat and every day to day demands of the dive shop.

Your schedule will depend upon reservations of both regular certified dive and PADI courses. As an ‘employee’ you will have regular days off.

Divemaster Internship Price & Booking


What are the accommodation Costs ?

You can expect to find a room in a local shared house for about $300 a month, or you can get a private place for about double. We have various contacts within the local dive community if you’re looking for a place to share and we also have options for private Airbnbs.


When to come for your Divemaster internship ?

The best time to start this internship would be September – April.

September – December is the warmest. Check out our blog about annual seasonal conditions in Cabo .

If you are interested in becoming a Divemaster contact us! We will set up a call and answer any of your questions directly.

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PADI Divemaster Training in Cabo San Lucas

17 Days PADI Divemaster Course

If you want to earn the PADI Divemaster certification faster than an internship we can offer you the FAST TRACK. If you have already logged 100 dives and have retained the mastery-level skills requirements for all preceding dive courses then you are welcome to sign up for this course.

You will not be expected to work dive shop shifts and will only be attending your training sessions. Your schedule will be fairly fixed but you can choose to do this all in one consecutive time period, or spread over 2 or 3 trips to Cabo. You have 1 year to complete the course from start to finish.

17 Days course : Price & Booking


Sections of the Divemaster course are as follows:

  • Theory sections 1- 10 and Exam,
  • Skills circuit from the Open Water Course
  • Swim tests and watership skills including Rescue Diver skills
  • Assisting PADI courses
  • Workshops to practice your dive leader skills and rescue training
  • PADI DEEP DIVER and PADI Search and Recovery Diver

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Cabo Private Guide Team

Here at Cabo Private Guide our instructional team has some of the most experienced instructors in town. Our promise to our clients (you!) is that instructors for Divemaster courses have at least a year’s teaching experience. In reality, the current team has much, much more.

We are of the opinion that you also need to interview us! We have a collective 40 years dive instructional experience between us and have trained many Divemasters and Instructors.

Laura (owner) is a PADI IDC staff instructor and RAID Master Instructor. The rest of the team are all instructors with a minimum of 50 certs from beginner to pro and 6 months experience diving and guiding in Los Cabos.

We believe in one to one training for the most part although you will benefit from doing some of your practical training with other students.

Here are some souvenir videos we have made our candidates:

Price & Booking

PADI Divemaster

All our courses include a Private Instructor | Price in USD | Cash discount available

Internship : 12 Weeks

$ 1450

5 days a week

  • PADI materials : + $299
  • PADI fees : + $127
  • Equipment hire : + $300
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Internship : 6 weeks

$ 1650

6 days a week
Optional 2 week extension. Week 7 and Week 8 is optional to gain more experience.

  • PADI materials : + $299
  • PADI fees : + $127
  • Equipment hire : + $200
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17 days Divemaster Course

$ 1500

2 days off and time reserved for make-up sessions

  • PADI materials : + $299
  • PADI fees : + $127
  • Equipment hire : + $100
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