CDM – Certified Divemaster

ANDI Certified Divemaster (CDM) is the first professional level of training divers. During this course you will gain qualification for conducting underwater tours for certified divers, management and operations in the diving centre itself, helping instructors conduct courses for which they are qualified, conducting and supervising snorkelling courses. This course enables you to develop your leadership skills and thereby also improves your diving activities. You will expand your diving knowledge and additionally hone your skills.


Theoretical knowledge:

  • Revision of recreational diving knowledge
  • Review of confined environment skills
  • Review of open water skills
  • Guiding dives (briefing, de-briefing, supervising the group, …)
  • Working in the diving centre
  • Fixing equipment issues
  • First aid and rescue
  • Ethic code and conduct
  • Marketing


Practical exercises:

  • Presence in the role of an assistant on at least one OWD course
  • Testing watermanship skills
  • Presenting trouble-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Presenting skills in open water and confined environment
  • Guiding dives under direct supervision (at least 10 guided dives, including two night/poor visibility)


Course duration:

2-3 months

  • Theory: 16 hours
  • Confined environment exercises: 2-3 hours
  • Open water exercises and dives: 2-3 hours
  • Conducting guided dives: depends on possibilities


Candidate prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • RSD and LSU certificates or equivalent
  • At least 60 logged dives, including at least 20 in poorer conditions
  • Current CPR, OXP, FAP certificates (within the last two years)
  • Own complete diving system
  • Completed medical statement (or a medical certificate not older than one year)
  • Completed liability release and assumption of risk form



Included in the price:

  • ANDI text – Certified Divemaster, General course standards, wool cap (T-shirt), ANDI Adria decal, diploma and certification card

Not included in the price:

  • Transport to locations, equipment rental, cylinder re-fills




Enrolment is only accepted after prepayment/deposit. In the case of unauthorized absence from the course, there is no return of the deposit.