Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

GO PRO | Divemaster Course

Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre is the ultimate setting to take your diving career to a professional level with the SSI Divemaster course.

Why become an SSI Divemaster?

The SSI Divemaster level is the first professional diver level within the recreational diving industry. They say “find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life!” this accurately sums up the life of a SSI Divemaster! If you love diving, meeting new people and traveling well then the SSI Divemaster course is suited perfectly to you!

As a certified SSI Divemaster you are qualified to work within the dive industry! You will be assisting instructors on courses, guiding divers around some of our world famous dive sites and generally taking care of all day to day diving operations, all while learning new skills and having loads of fun!

Contact us for prices and course dates!

What will you learn?

  • The role and characteristics of the SSI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Theory includes topics such as physics, physiology, equipment, decompression theory and the RDP, skills and the environment, and of course supervising divers/students!


Swim through gorge

  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Logged a minimum of 40 dives
  • Certified SSI Advanced Open Water Diver and SSI Rescue Diver (For divers below a SSI Rescue Diver Certification or without 40 logged dives, these can be accrued based upon individual ability level at an additional cost)
  • Hold a current Workplace First Aid and Oxygen Provider Certificate (of which can be obtained through the Centre at an additional cost)
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months (Can be obtained through the dive centre at an additional cost)

Medical Information

To book in for a diving medical examination with a doctor you must download and use the following Diver Medical Examination Form (PDF).

Click here to find a diving doctor in your area.

Course Inclusions

  • All dives
  • All accommodation (dorm style rooms)
  • Discounts on the dive gear for sale in our shop
  • International SSI Divemaster Certification upon completion of the course
  • Equipment Hire is not included in the Divemaster internship (but can be arranged at an additional cost to the course)

Theory materials include:

  • DSD Instructor cue cards
  • Divemaster Slates
  • Divemaster Manual
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • Divemaster Hologram
  • Online theory

Course does not include:

  • Payment of SSI membership/Application
  • Payment of Professional Combined Liability Insurance

Booking your course

» To start your Divemaster adventure with us call us on +61 07 3409 8888 or contact us for further information