divemaster

[dahyv-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
noun
a professional qualified to oversee scuba diving operations, as in salvage work or at a resort, and responsible for procedures and safety, monitoring the whereabouts of divers underwater or at the surface, and making rescues when necessary.

Origin:
dive + master

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