Master Scuba Diver | Oahu Diving Association

NAUI Master Scuba Diver

     The NAUI Master Scuba Diver program integrates all of the academics and skill-training essential for becoming a NAUI Divemaster and NAUI Scuba Instructor. The purpose of this course is to create leaders out of ordinary divers with unsurpassed scuba knowledge, experience and skills. Although other agencies offer Master Scuba Diver ratings, the NAUI Master Scuba Diver rating is the most respected Master Scuba Diver rating due to its rigor and demand placed on students by their instructor during the course.

Donations: donate to the  Marc V Monument Project  to help children of veterans go to college.  The Marc V Monument Project also provides service members of the U.S. Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard–who have completed Combat Diver School–with NAUI Master Scuba Diver certifications.  When you sign up for the NAUI Master Diver Course, not only will you be signing up for an awesome class, the O.D.A. Scuba store will donate $100.00 of your tuition to the Marc V Monument Project.  

If you are interest in becoming part of the elite 3% of the world’s scuba diving population known today as Master Scuba Divers, then call us today to reserve your spot in our next class.  


The Fun Part

     The best part is working together with your scuba instructor to help cultivate your capabilities; not to mention getting to choose 3 elective dives that most interest you, experiencing the excitement just before diving at a new location, and the thrill of accomplishing five, compulsory, challenging tasks underwater.


What You’ll Learn

     Your instructor will work closely with you to help plan your master scuba dives. For the underwater navigation dive you’ll demonstrate your ability to navigate underwater, to read a compass, and to measure distances underwater with the use of kick-cycles, the terrain, and a time-piece; For the deep, simulated decompression dive you’ll demonstrate how to properly prepare for a deep dive as well as do mock decompression stops. These are only a few of the fun things you will get to do in this course.  

     The academic portion of this course covers applied sciences: dive physics, dive physiology, medical aspects; diving equipment; diving safety: rescue, first aid, emergency procedures; the diving environment; diving navigation; night and limited visibility diving; search, recovery, light salvage; and, deep and simulated decompression diving.    


Who can take this course?

     Scuba Divers from BSAC, CMAS, NAUI, PADI, SDI, SSI, etc. who meet the following requirements are welcome to take this course:

• Minimum age 15

• proof of 30 logged dives

• Rescue Diver certification

• Advanced Diver certification

• Nitrox Diver certification


Training Schedule

• Independent, self-study at home and final exam

Day one: confined and two ocean training dives

Day two: two ocean training dives

Day three: two ocean training dives

Day four: two ocean training dives and graduation

**The maximum student to instructor ratio for this course is 4:1.**


Course Tuition


Four Master Scuba dives from boat; four master scuba dives from shore



Eight Master Scuba dives from boat



• course syllabus

• confined water training

• eight certification training dives

• scuba tanks

• ballast: lead weights



• scuba equipment or academic material


Course Materials
     When purchasing the NAUI Master Scuba Diver, you will need to purchase either an online e-Learning course for $129.99 or an e-Learning / book combo set  for $179.99 to complete the academic portion and final exam for this course. 


Required Equipment

     Divers need to bring the following equipment along with a full set of scuba gear with themselves to take this course:

1) two dive lights

2) surface marker buoy

3) 100’ finger spool

4) dive knife

5) slates to take notes on


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

     If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for a Master Scuba dive.  


Get College Credit!

     Did you know that when you take the NAUI Master Scuba Diver Course you can earn up to 4 elective academic credits for college?  Speak to your academic advisor to find out how many elective credits you can earn toward your college degree by taking this course.