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S/Y Next Wave Application

This application must be completed by anyone wishing to serve on board S/Y Next Wave. This includes Crew, DTS Students & Staff, and any other Guest/Volunteer. It may take 30-45 minutes to complete.  We advise you to CREATE A PROFILE and LOG IN then return to this page if you think you will need more time. You must be logged in to see and use the “SAVE & RESUME LATER” feature. LOG IN now if you are already registered to load and continue your application. Click “LOAD” on the most recent version of your application to reload your information and resume. When application is completed, click “SUBMIT”and you will receive a confirmation message and email including a copy of your application. If you are under 18 years old, your listed Parent/Legal Guardian will also receive an email and a copy of your application. Please check your junk/spam folders if you don’t see your confirmation within 10-15 minutes. Please note that all files uploaded must be re-loaded before submitting if the Save & Resume Later feature was used, or you refreshed your browser during the application process.


Please note that this Divemaster DTS is a highly rigorous program, consisting of up to  fifteen (15) hour days and six (6) day weeks. Applicants must be aware of the high level of mental and physical endurance required to successfully complete all the dive courses and the discipleship training. Pre-requisites for Divemaster DTS you need before applying:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Strong swimmer (you will be required to pass four stamina tests in order to pass the dive master course —  400m swim, 15 minute tread, 800m snorkel, and 100m diver tow).
  • First Aid and CPR Certified through internationally recognized first response organization such as Red Cross. Certification must remain valid for the duration of DTS (certification only lasts two (2) years). 
  • Complete PADI’s medical fitness form –
    ( filled out and signed by student and physician.
  • Complete e-learning portion of Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses. You will be receiving the web-based learning materials once accepted to this program.

Thank you again for your interest in the Divemaster DTS program. We hope to be able to welcome you aboard the S/Y Next Wave!!