As a PADI Divemaster, you become a member of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors.) Many scuba divers who have gotten certified through PADI harbour the belief that they are members. This isn’t exacly discouraged, but it’s factually incorrect. Members of PADI are divemasters, assistant instructors, instructors and upwards in the PADI echelon. The “Professional” part of the acronym means, that it’s something you do for living. It’s an actual job.
Thus becoming a divemaster can really be considered vocational scuba training. You’ll learn what you need to know to work with recreational scuba diving such as guiding certified divers and assisting instructors when they teach diving courses. You’ll also learn how to take people who have never scuba dived before out on intro dives and you’ll help divers who’s been out of the water for a while refresh their skills in a safe manner.