The Dive Master Course will introduce a participant to the first of the professional levels of certification in the PADI progression. The curriculum includes online knowledge development, pool skill development and practical application sessions. A study of dive theory will be completed online. The role of a dive master as an assistant in training, and as a dive leader will be discussed during classroom sessions. Pool sessions will address developing demonstration quality dive skills and completing watermanship and stamina assessments. Practical application sessions include a mapping project, helping an instructor with diving classes both in the pool and open water, developing an emergency assistance plan, and organizing and conducting a fun dive.