This week will see the graduation of two of our current Divemasters (DMs), Rob and Katie. Rob completed the snorkel test – where the Divemaster is dressed up in a silly costume and drinks an interesting concoction of beverages through a snorkel kit – a couple of days ago and Katie is to follow in the next couple of days, marking the culmination of their hard work in the past month.
The PADI Divemaster is the first professional level of recreational diving: it qualifies divers to work in the industry as guides and teaching assistants, providing a new life for those committed to diving as a career. Here at Lutwala we pride ourselves on our Divemaster training: we are all passionate PADI professionals – for us diving is a lifestyle, not just a job – and we love to share our knowledge and experience with others, helping them to develop their dive skills and teaching ability.
Divemasters in Training (DMTs) spend around a month with us, learning all there is to know about diving. They work with every member of our instructional team, allowing them to gain as broad a knowledge as possible. On a day-to-day basis they join forces with an instructor, assisting with student diver courses and learning to guide certified divers. In addition, they have their own personal training: lectures on topics such as dive physics and decompression theory, workshops on how to work with challenging students, how to map a dive site etc. The result is that by the end of the course our DMTs are confident, capable divers and teachers, more than ready to work in the industry anywhere in the world. Say hello to a new, exciting life with endless possibilities….
The DM’s quickly integrate into life at the dive center and Rob and Katie have become part of the Lutwala family, they will be greatly missed. We will proudly present them to the diving community here on Gili Trawangan and we look forward to giving them a good send off!
If you are interested in joining our team and doing your Divemaster Training with us here at Lutwala or would like to make an enquiry about the course details please contact us at email@example.com or see ourwebsite for more information.