From PADI Divemaster Course to SDI
Our Renown PADI GO PRO Academy Goes SDI!

Dressel Divers has finally upgraded its Academy from a PADI Divemaster course provider to SDI and its academy rating from PADI CDC to SDI CDC. For over three decades, our superb PADI CDC (Career Development Center) offered PADI Dive Master courses and now, to stay ahead of the curve, we take it to the next level. Our 30 years PADI CDC experience offering PADI divemaster courses, has laid a solid foundation from which to push the envelope with our top-of-the-range new SDI divemaster program. Nothing has changed, only improved. Previously, we facilitated the strongest PADI diving master courses available, now we proudly offer even stronger SDI programs.

We regularly offer SDI Divemaster courses and related programs through our CDC. As a graduate of our Divemaster programs, a whole new world of professional diving opportunities will lie waiting at your fins. Go from diving along with others to guiding them along. SDI Divemaster courses not only put you in front of a line of divers but also at the very tip of the fun. The mix of fun with the responsibility for the success of the dive will bring out the divemaster that was always in you silently waiting to join one of our courses.

Rise to the top with Dressel Divers! Any certification levels or logged dives missing to meet the requirements for entry in the SDI Divemaster Courses can be included with one of our Go PRO packages. Even if you have never done a scuba dive before you can join our courses with our Zero 2 Hero program to become a professional in minimum time. We also offer FREE NITROX at the Go PRO College where available, for those that have the nitrox certification or purchase it with us.

Would you like all your entry requirement courses and dives, including the SDI DIVEMASTER COURSES FOR FREE? Just join our Divemaster internship with free lodging and meals!

*Our students predominantly choose SDI, so PADI Divemaster courses are organized on special request only.  But they do remain available.

Divemaster Course in the Caribbean
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PADI go pro packages

The Dressel Divers Go PRO packages are available for applicants who are missing logged dives and courses to meet entry requirements to the Divemaster courses.

The packages include everything you may need to become a Professional, and can even include your very first dive, taking you from ZERO 2 HERO. These packages are available:

  • Platinum Package (zero 2 hero, from none diver to Divemaster)
  • Gold Package (from Open Water Diver level to Divemaster)
  • Silver Package (from Advanced Diver level to Divemaster)

Many applicants with little previous dive experience may not reach the minimum logged dives requirement and will need additional diving. If this is the case and you upgrade to one of our PREMIUM packages to include the instructor course these missing DIVES ARE INCLUDED FOR FREE.

These courses and dives and the Divemaster Course itself are also offered for free with internship including free lodging, meals and much more!


Padi divemaster entry requirementsTo be accepted into the Divemaster courses, you must comply with:

  • 18 years old
  • A Openwater Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation)
  • An Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation)
  • A Rescue Diver (or equivalent from any other certifying agency or federation)
  • An EFR Primary and Secondary Care credential (or equivalent first aid and CPR training) completed within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

All entry-requirement courses and dives including the DIVEMASTER COURSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE with our Divemaster internship including free lodging and meals!

Divemaster Course CALENDARS

PADI Divemaster Course Calendars

PREMIUM PACKAGE Divemaster Courses precede the starting dates of the IDC´s by about two weeks. These dates are published in our blog. To consult them please click here, and calculate a starting date of about 2 weeks before, or contact us for an exact date.

  • This type of course is more formal and organized as a group in a classroom or hotel conference room specifically reserved and prepared for this purpose.

OTHER PACKAGE OR INDIVIDUAL Divemaster Courses have no fixed calendar. They are planned into the day to day running of the dive center in the function of the needs and time availability of the participants.

  • These types of courses are more based on giving the participants individual study flexibility and practical learning opportunities.


Padi divemaster Room board

Our Go PRO training takes place in the Iberostar Resorts in Punta Cana or Playa del Carmen. We use the pools and our dive center installations right inside the resort. Our dive boats leave straight from the beach of these properties.

Both these areas are great choices to Go PRO with our Divemaster course or broader PRO packages because of their broad offer of restaurants, cafeterias, beach bars and nightlife. These hotel zones also have hundreds of alternative hotels, aparthotels, hostels, bed and breakfast and apartment rental opportunities so everyone can find what they are looking for in line with their personal taste and budget.

Our Go Pro staff will help find the right hotel setup and can put you in contact with local real-estate agencies for apartment or studio rental. Dressel Divers itself is based in several all-inclusive hotels in these tourist corridors (see our diving section) for which we offer very competitive rates.

They will also inform you what the options are for meals during the Divemaster and PRO package training days, which range from our economic lunch box to our special academy student hotel day pass rate. If you prefer you can also bring you own meal or sandwiches.

Divemaster Academy TESTIMONIALS

Testimonial Nick P.

The unbelievable amount of stress I felt during the whole process, that’s not to say it wasn’t enjoyable because it absolutely was, but for me I […]

Testimonial J. Tomlinson

The whole course was explained and organized so well, very professional and understandable for everyone. The Course Director took great care of us. Then, when I […]

Testimonial A. Marcello

I start almost 2 years ago with Dressel Divers doing my internship from Divemaster to Instructor. I arrive in a new country with a different language […]

Dressel Divers Go PRO Blog and FAQ

PADI GO PRO FAQ: Can a Divemaster teach?

As Divemaster can I teach or supervise any PADI Course? Yes as Active Status Dive Master you will be authorized to: Supervise both training and nontraining-related […]

PADI GO PRO FAQ: Divemaster job search?

How can I find job after? Once you get the PADI Divemaster certification you will have the access to create your own Professional Profile ( and […]

PADI GO PRO FAQ: Divemaster duties?

What is the Divemaster main duty? One of the main duties of a Divemaster is to guide Certified Divers. Usually Certified Divers are not confident with […]

Divemaster Course Photo Album

Go PRO in warm water!

Course season
extends all year!

Average visibility:
+35 meters (+115 feet)

Coldest water temp.:
78.8 ºF (26 ºC)

Warmest water temp.:
87.8ºF (31 ºC)

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    eLearning with the Dressel Go PRO Academy

    The dive theory part of the Divemaster courses is available online. The same holds true for the courses included in a Go PRO package to complete the entry requirements. If you choose eLearning you will have more time for revision and the in-water parts of the training.

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