The Average Divemaster's Salary

Updated July 19, 2017

A divemaster leads diving trips and helps divers in and out of the water. He goes on the boat with the divers to their destinations and is responsible for ensuring their safety and preventing accidents.


To become a divemaster, you must be certified; the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the most popular training organisation. You'll need to take courses that will generally last around three months at a dive centre. You can find courses and descriptions at


Skills you'll need as a divemaster include boat-handling abilities, computer acumen, and technical experience with diving equipment. Being about to speak a foreign language can also be desirable if you want to work at a resort.


The average salary of a divemaster, according to is £24,700. If you work in a gear shop you can also earn commission from equipment sales.

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Based in Allentown, Penn., Lindy Speakman has been researching and writing health, fitness and nutrition articles for various publications since 2006. Her work has appeared in "Outpatient Surgery Magazine" and "Prevention Magazine." Speakman received her Masters of Arts in English from Kutztown University.