Master Scuba Diver

Do you have a passion for diving and love learning about scuba diving? Looking for your next challenge and adventure?

Set yourself apart from other divers and get recognition for your accomplishments by earning the title of Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional rating in recreational scuba diving, and the rank to which all divers aspire.

Holding the title of Master Scuba Diver earns the respect of divers and non-divers alike as it means that you’ve worked hard to become a safe, experienced and well-rounded diver. Not only have you mastered the core scuba diving skills, but you’ve learned how to address and prevent issues amongst your fellow divers, and have extensive experience in a multitude of challenging diving environments which may include deep, boat, drift or wreck diving or in using different types of scuba equipment such as drysuits, scooters or underwater cameras.

In short, the Master Scuba Diver rating tells people that you have taken your diving education seriously, and can be considered a highly qualified scuba diver that anyone would be happy to dive with.

The Master Scuba Diver rating is not a course in itself, but a rating that reflects the diver’s achievement in passing the required courses and having the necessary commitment and experience to reach this level.

What are the requirements to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver?

Advanced Open Water Diver
Rescue Diver
Completed Five PADI Speciality Diver Courses
Have at least 50 Logged Dives (minimum age: 12 years)

What you need to bring:

  • Your completed Master Scuba Diver Application form
  • 2 x photocopies of:
    • your Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver c-cards, back and front
    • 5 of your Speciality Course c-cards, back and front
    • One copy is kept for Liamis Dive Centre records; the other accompanies your application form.
  • The certifications need to be verified by one of our PADI Instructors who will sign your application form.


  • PADI Master Scuba Diver application fee: 55,20 € payable direct to PADI (by credit card), which accompanies your application form
  • This fee includes a quarterly subscription to The Undersea Journal.
  • Once your application has been reviewed and processed by PADI, you’ll receive a PADI Master Scuba Diver certification card, wall certificate and emblem.

Nearly there but missing a few requirements?

No problem. Talk to us and we’ll help you get there. With over 10 different PADI specialty courses to choose from, we can help you develop your own Master Scuba Diver curriculum.

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.