Divemaster | ODASCUBA | Honolulu, Hawaii

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” — John F. Kennedy

If you like challenges, if you’d like to change careers and do something exciting, become a Divemaster.  The Divemaster course is the first professional rating leading up to Scuba Diving Instructor. As a Divemaster you will be able to work at dive centers, resorts, on live-aboards, on charter boats, and as freelance tour guide in various parts of the world. Once you become a Divemaster the opportunities to live abroad in exotic places, meet new people, take in new sites, and do what you like to do most, that is scuba, is endless.


At the ODA Scuba Diving Center we take pride in teaching the best scuba diving program in the world.  With us students have the option of pursuing either the coveted NAUI Divemaster certification or the notorious PADI Divemaster certification.

Our Divemaster program is state of the art, well rounded so that the Divemasters leaving our program will embody the highest knowledge, professionalism, and skill sets in the dive industry.  This is made possible by all of the required courses our Divemaster candidates must take in order to graduate the course.  And for a good reason. Unlike the majority of dive shops out there, we care more about creating competent leaders than producing a large number of incompetent license holders.  If you are looking to become the best and want to make a difference in the dive community and in the lives of others, get certified through the Oceanus Diving Association.


The Divemaster course teaches you to lead and take charge of dive activities. Through practical development sessions, water skills exercises and hands-on training you’ll develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and training includes:

  • The role and characteristics of a Divemaster.
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers.
  • Diver safety and risk management.
  • Divemaster conducted programs: Skin Diving, Discover Scuba Diving, and Scuba Review
  • The business of scuba diving and your job as a Divemaster.
  • Environmental awareness as it pertains to familiar dive sites.
  • Dive site setup, organization, and excursion management.
  • Familiarity and mapping an open water dive site.
  • Conducting dive briefings before a dive.
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive.


  • Be at least 18 years of age prior to the first day of water training.
  • Have logged 40 dives prior to enrollment.
  • Certified as a Rescue Diver, CPR/First Aid Provider, and Emergency O2 Provider.
  • Certified as a Nitrox Scuba Diver.


The Zero to Hero program is for students who are not yet certified but are seeking a straight path to leadership.  This program includes certification as an Open Water Scuba Diver, Nitrox Diver, Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, First Aid/CPR Provider, Master Scuba Diver, and Divemaster.  This program includes books, certifications, full rental equipment, training, and 30 boat charters (60 dives worth).

Total Cost of the Course $8,499.95


This option is for students who already meet all of the prerequisites for this course, have some or most of their own gear, and have logged 40 dives upon registration. Program includes books, certifications, full rental gear, training, 10 boat charters (20 dives worth), Master Scuba Diver Certification, and Divemaster Certification.

Total Cost of the Course  $2,999.99


For student divers who already meet all of the prerequisites for the Divemaster course, possess a full set of scuba gear, have logged at least 40 dives upon starting this course, and will have logged 60 dives upon completion.

Total Cost of the course $1,499.99

Please Note:

The O.D.A. Scuba Diving Center is not responsible for your dive count.  If you wish to become a Divemaster, you will need to provide proof of your logged dives.  You will be required to provide proof of having 40 logged dives to start the course and 60 logged dives in order to graduate to become a Dive Leader.