PADI Master Scuba Diver
"The Black Belt of Diving"
The PADI Master Scuba Diver
certification represents the highest non-professional
certification in the PADI system of diver education.
The purpose of the Master Scuba Diver
rating is to:
- Provide divers with a
worthwhile goal. The wide variety of experiences
gained while pursuing this training provides a
solid foundation for both the enthusiastic
recreational diver and those headed up the
- Recognize divers for gaining a
broad base of experience in a number of diving
specialties. This is especially important for
traveling divers, as it shows dive resorts that
you have more experience than the average
What are the benefits to
becoming a Master Scuba Diver?
- For those looking to move to
the professional ranks of Divemaster and above,
having the experience of the Master Scuba Diver
rating makes you a more valuable instructional
- When you dive more, you will
be more confident and comfortable in the water.
- You'll meet more new diving
- The courses can be
challenging, adding more sense of accomplishment.
- You'll have more fun!
What are the prerequisites for
achieving the Master Scuba Diver rating?
- Minimum Age 15 yrs.
- PADI Advanced Open Water
- PADI Rescue Diver
- 5 PADI Specialty Diver
- 50 logged open water dives
What Specialty Diver courses are
available to me?
The Underwater Connection offers the following PADI
Specialty Diver courses:
- Altitude Diver
- Boat Diver
- Drysuit Diver
- Equipment Specialist
- Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
- Deep Diver
- Drift Diver
- Ice Diver
- Multi-level Diver
- Night Diver
- Search & Recovery Diver
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigator
- Underwater Photographer
- Underwater Videographer
- Wreck Diver
- Distinctive Specialties like
Oxygen First Aid Provider
Go to our Class/Event Calendar.