Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.
The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.
Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver.
- Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating.
The PADI Master Scuba Diver is not a course by itself, but rather a recognition of achievement.
If you are not looking for a diving career, working with students, teaching and guiding dives, becoming a Master Scuba Diver is the right choice.