Carteret Community College Scuba Divemaster Program
Course Syllabus

Dept: SEF
Course Number: 3001

Start Dates: Ongoing – Please contact Discovery Diving Co., Inc. at 252-728-2265 for upcoming dates.

Cost for Military Personnel: This program is now covered by Tuition Assistance.

Cost for Non-Military: $4,500

Additional Fees: Cost of equipment between $1,200 - $2,500

Grading: Each course must be fully completed, including dives to receive certification. No letter grades given.

Course Content
  1. Open Water Class
    The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: Knowledge development to understand basic principles of scuba diving; confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills; open water dives to review your skills and explore!
  2. Advanced Open Water
    The Advanced Open water certification includes five different open water dives. Two dives are core: deep and navigation. You choose the other three dives according to your interests. Some examples are: wreck, photography, night diving naturalist, and others.
  3. Wreck Diver
    Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they're intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.
  4. Enriched Air Diver Nitrox PADI Course
    Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You will learn techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air Nitrox, enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations, enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what's in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.
  5. Equipment Specialist Class
    As a PADI Equipment Specialist, you are prepared for the basic scuba equipment maintenance, care and adjustments you'll encounter every day. In addition, you'll learn interesting background information about how your gear works, how it's repair and other information
  6. Rescue Class
    Expand on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Learn techniques for self rescue, rescuing panicky divers and unresponsive divers.  Note: CPR and first aid completion is required to certify.
  7. Search and Recovery
    The PADI Search and Recovery course is designed to acquaint the diver with the techniques and applications of search and recovery methods. Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and problems and hazards associated with search and recovery diving will be covered.
  8. O2 Provider Class PADI
    Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise. You learn how to Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen, Properly setup equipment, Administer emergency oxygen
  9. On-site Neurological Exams for Scuba Divers
    Understand and identify common warning signs of decompression illness. Take a dive history to determine when it is appropriate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment. Use an On-Site Neurological Assessment Slate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment.
  10. Emergency First Response CPR + 1st Aid
    Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!
  11. Dive Master Class
    The Divemaster course is conducted on an individual basis and denotes an individual who has a high level of personal diving skill, has instructor-level knowledge of diving theory, has had significant training in assisting instructors during training activities and is able to assume a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in his/her charge. The Divemaster course will also improve your ability to map a dive site, develop a local emergency assistance plan, and we’ll work on your demonstration quality dive skills in preparation for you to lead any of the programs that can be conducted by a PADI Divemaster. We provide introductions to compressor operation and tank filling, sales training, risk and group management, and comprehensive training in assisting in student diver supervision and extensive student teaching in preparation for the Instructor program.