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Master Scuba Diver

The PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is not just another certification; it is the highest non-professional certification a diver can earn. The Master Scuba Diver certification is recognized and respected around the world as proof of a diver’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Who should consider becoming a Master Scuba Diver?

All divers over the age of twelve should be aiming for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. The Master Scuba Diver is the “black belt” of scuba diving. Just like a black belt in a martial art, you do not earn the Master Scuba Diver certification overnight or in a weekend, but rather work towards it by mastering the sport of scuba diving.

What coursework is included in the Master Scuba Diver program?

The Master Scuba Diver program includes the following courses:

· Open Water
· Advanced Open Water
· Rescue Diver
· 5 Specialty Diver Courses – You can take any five specialty courses you want, including any of the following. We also have specially constructed programs to achieve excellence in a particular subset of scuba diving, including emphasis on challenging environments, nature, and photography.

  • Wreck
  • Deep
  • Navigation
  • Night
  • Search and Recovery
  • Self-Reliant Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Enriched Air
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Dry Suit

Should I have completed a certain amount of dives before starting the Master Scuba Diver program?

No, you will do a lot of diving as part of the Master Scuba Diver program so there are no prerequisites to start the program. Before you achieve your certification, you will have to show proof of 50 logged dives.

How long does this program take?

The Master Scuba Diver course involves a combination of many courses and dives, so there is no minimum or maximum time for you to complete the Master Scuba Diver program. You schedule individual courses based on your availability, working with our instructors to develop a learning plan that works for you.

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