Project Description


Master Scuba Divers are at the very pinnacle of the non-professional diving world.

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. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. 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.

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver. It is the epitome of excellence.

Once you have completed your PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications), all you need is to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

Check with us about starting your journey toward becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver and continuing your diving adventures.

Must be at least 12 years old

Hold Rescue Diver Certification

Have a minimum of 50 logged dives

The Master Scuba Diver (MSD) Rating is the highest attainable on the PADI training system.

The MSD is not a course in itself but a culmination of completing other course programs, a total of 5 specialty diver courses. During those courses you will learn multiple skills across multiple disciplines, all dependent on what specialties you chose to do.

To learn what courses are available please take a look at our specialty ratings section.

As stated this is not a course in itself but a certification received upon completion of 5 specialties. It is worth remembering that you can partake in specialty courses at anytime after completing the Open Water Diver Course and that these will count towards your MSD.

So for example you could complete 5 specialty courses between your Open Water Diver Course and Rescue Diver Course. Providing you meet the other criteria you can then receive the MSD rating.

See individual courses for details of what is included. Once the qualifying criteria has been met you will then qualify for the Master Scuba Diver certification and join an exclusive club.

Upon completion of the qualifying requirements your all important Certification Card

All dependent on how long it takes you to reach the qualifying requirements


For 2018/2019 the Master Scuba Diver rating is FREE
Thats right….once you reach the certification requirement level your card and rating will be free.