Grab your PADI Instructor Manual and head to Paperwork And Administrative Procedures. This section is alphabetised so the Waivers heading will be towards the end.

As you can see, they're issued to the individual and valid for 12 months after issuance. 

Working as dive professional you'll need to know you're way around a boat and using the proper terminology will help with navigating your way around vessels both at the surface and underwater.

The front is the Bow

The rear is the Stern

The right side whilst facing the bow is Starboard Side

The left side whilst facing the bow is Port Side.

Learn more about working as a professional diver leading diver from and around boats on your PADI Divemaster course.


When choosing a BCD always consider not only your own weight that must be kept positively buoyant at the surface but also the equipment that you may be taking diving; weight system, cylinder material types and sizes, camera equipment etc.

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PADI's maximum rate of ascent is 18m/min. It must be stressed that this is their maximum and they advocate the S.A.F.E protocol - Safely Ascend From Every Dive, and it's practical to follow the ascent rate meter of your personal dive computer which is set more conservatively. 

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Quiet often called a collapsed lung pneumothorax translates to air in the chest cavity. There are various types but first aid protocols are the same. 

Refer to your doctor if you have a history of pneumothorax as it may be a contraindication to partaking in SCUBA programs.