Master Scuba Diver FAQs

What will I learn ?

The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is achieved when the requirements of the certification have been met. Therefore, depending on the student’s experience and prior certifications, the course will be scheduled to suit their requirements. Generally, if you enter at the PADI Rescue Diver level with twenty logged dives, for example, then another thirty dives and five PADI Specialities would be all that’s needed to complete the Master Scuba Diver rating.

How long does it take to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver ?

This varies depending on the student’s experience and previous certifications, though we would suggest that it could take somewhere between five and ten days.

Do I need any extra study materials or dive equipment ?

The PADI Speciality Diver manuals are available from the Dive Center, and they include all of the training materials that are required for PADI Speciality courses and the Master Scuba Diver rating (check the cost of the manual in each specialty course). Your PADI instructor will guide you through the theoretical learning process, and teach the skills in both confined and open water, as appropriate.

What’s Next?

As a Master Scuba Diver you have reached the highest level in PADI’s recreational diving program! But that doesn’t necessarily mean there are no further training courses available to you. If you are interested in becoming a scuba diving instructor, or just want to help out teaching student divers, consider taking the professional route starting with PADI Divemaster. Alternatively you may be interested in going beyond recreational dive limits and explore the options offered by technical diving courses.