PADI Master Scuba Diver Course

What is a Master Scuba Diver? Does it involve teaching other divers? What’s the deal? Why should I aim for this rating?

Join the ranks of the elite few with the special distinction of PADI Master Scuba Diver (MSD) – the highest non-professional PADI rating. While it doesn’t allow you to begin teaching others,  this certification distinguishes you among recreational scuba divers as someone who has a significant amount of training, dedication and experience. Fewer than two per cent of divers ever achieve this rating so when you flash your MSD card, people know that you’ve racked up many diving hours underwater in a wide variety of environments and have had your fair share of dive adventures.

The Best Part

The best part about being a PADI Master Scuba Diver is the sense of reward and achievement you will feel about gaining this certification. The level of experience and confidence that you get from getting this far is hard to beat. You’ll get some serious kudos when you flash that MSD card.

What will you learn?

Starting with your PADI Open Water Diver Course that teaches you the fundamentals of diving theory and skills, your progression will be to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. This consists of five adventure dives & teaches you more about essential skills such  – what next after that? Complete the challenging but rewarding PADI Rescue Diver Course, earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and log a minimum of 50 dives. After that, the prestigious rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver awaits you, demonstrating your serious level of dedication, commitment & passion for scuba diving.

What will you do?



  • At least 12 years old
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Five PADI Specialty Diver qualifications
  • Proof of at least 50 logged dives

What will you get?

Apart from the incredible feeling of mastery, adventure and accomplishment, you will also recieve:

  • The PADI Master Scuba Diving qualification
  • You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Master Scuba Diving qualification

Your Next Adventure

Many Scuba Divers after gaining their Master Scuba Diver rating may seriously consider the higher echelons of diving by turning professional and doing what they love as a career. The ranks of PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Dive InstructorPADI Dive Instructor, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, PADI Staff Instructor and PADI Master Instructor are not easy to attain, but if you love scuba diving and could see yourself diving day in day out and sharing your passion for diving with people from all over the world, then maybe going pro is for you!