The Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest nonprofessional recreational diver rating in the PADI System, and denotes a diver with superior experience and achievement. Some call it the "blackbelt" of scuba diving.
To earn the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating you must:
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver
- Be certified in 5 PADI Specialty or TecRec courses.
- Note: Specialty diver or TecRec certifications must be PADI – no other certifications qualify.
- Have 50 logged dives
- Highly qualified 12-14 year olds can earn the Junior Master Scuba Diver rating.
Master Scuba Diver Candidate must pay for each of the required certifications, a $30.00 processing fee, and a PADI Application fee of $75.00.
Speciality courses allow you to explore a topic of interest or experience a type of diving or equipment that is new to you under the guidance of an instructor. These are a fun way to learn new skills.
Popular Diving Specialties Include:
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Diver
Digital Underwater Photography
Project AWARE Fish ID
Popular Specialities Without Dives (dives may be optional):
Enriched Air Nitrox
Emergency Oxygen Provider
Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
Specialty course costs vary by course. Message me FMI on the cost of specific courses.
Instruction, required materials, and certification fee.
Does Not Include:
Travel, boat charters, breathing gas, equipment rental and all other expenses not included.