Master Scuba Diver Course
Distinguish yourself as a leader among fellow divers. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite and esoteric group of divers because everything you will learn as well as all of the skills you will implement during your transformation to becoming an MSD are all things necessary and used scuba diving. Becoming an MSD is not easy. In fact, only 3% of all scuba divers ever achieve this rating. Not because it is difficult, but because it requires divers’ most sincere interest and devotion to learning more indepthly about scuba diving. Now is the a great time to set new goals for yourself. Become a Master Scuba Diver.
The Fun Part
The exciting part is learning new things, diving new places, making new friends, and rising to the challenges set by your scuba instructor. Although your instructor will help you fine tune some of what you know, as a MSD candidate this is your time to prove your grit by showing your peers what you know or have learned as a scuba diver.
The Challenging Part
With so many awesome specialty courses to choose from, deciding which specialty course to take is most definitely the most challenging part of the course. The Master Scuba Diver Course is meant to be fun and educating. Of course you will hit obstacles, but nothing your PADI Instructor can’t help you overcome.
NAUI Master Scuba Diver
To complete the NAUI Master Scuba Diver Course student divers are required to master all topics covered recreational scuba diving, complete a 100 question exam and pass with a score of at least 90%, and complete and demonstrate mastery of 8 open water dive activities. The cost of the NAUI Master Scuba Diver Course is $900, and includes e-Learning, a textbook, a logbook, and certification card.
PADI Master Scuba Diver
To Achieve the PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification student divers must complete 5 specialties courses. The cost of each specialty is different; therefore the cost of the PADI Master Scuba Diver Course depends solely on the cost of all Specialty Courses combined.
Signing up for the Master Scuba Course is easy. But to make sure you are up to the challenge, you need to meet following requirements beforehand to start the course:
• be at least 15 years old;
• have 30 logged dives; and
• be a certified Rescue Scuba Diver.
* We highly recommend this course for anyone seeking admission into the Divemaster or Scuba Instructor course*
What You’ll Learn
Gain the in-depth knowledge and experience that will distinguish you as a leader in any diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open-water dives in settings that will test skills and expand your diving capabilities and experience. Your success allows you to proudly carry the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving – the Master Scuba Diver card.
During training, students will engage in a minimum of eight open-water dives, including the following required dives:
Emergency procedures and rescue
Deep, simulated decompression diving
Limited visibility or night diving
Search & Recovery
You may also choose from many different dives for your elective dives, such as:
Environmental study or survey
Air consumption (practical application)
By the time you’ve decided that you want to become a Master Scuba Diver you should already have all of your own gear. To participate in the MSD you will additionally need to have
1) two dive lights
2) surface marker buoy,
3) 100’ finger spool
4) dive knife
5) slates to take notes on
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete your Master Scuba Diver Certification, the only other things left for you to do is either become a tec diver or scuba leader. Consider taking a technical diving course or an instructor course. Speak with your ODA Scuba Instructor to learn more about what you can do to add more excitement to your scuba life.