This is the first professional step on the PADI ladder. It can be difficult, challenging but is ultimately incredibly rewarding and you really will feel like a professional diver when you are finished.
During the PADI Divemaster course you will learn about supervising certified divers, assisting with students, risk management, the physiology of diving, dive equipment, the physics of diving, decompression theory, the recreational dive planner, diving skills, the underwater environment and how to independently conduct certain PADI programs and courses.
You will be required to prove your water skills and stamina and be taught how to demonstrate skills for students and continue to hone your rescue techniques. You will gain practical experience by completing an emergency assistance plan and underwater map and either by assisting on courses or by a series of scenarios.